Weekend Box Office: January 28 – 30

#1 The Rite from Warner Brothers debuts at #1 with an opening weekend gross of $14.7 million in 2985 theaters. Budget was $37 million.

#2 No Strings Attached from Paramount drops from #1 to #2 with a weekend gross of $13.4 million (-31.8%) in 3022 theaters (+4). Total gross to date is $39.5 million. Budget was $25 million.

#3 The Mechanic from CBS Films debuts at #3 with an opening weekend gross of $11.4 million in 2703 theaters. Budget was $40 million.

#4 The Green Hornet from Sony drops from #2 to #4 with a weekend gross of $11.1 million (-36.7%) in 3524 theaters (-60). Total gross to date is $78.4 million. Budget was $120 million.

#5 The King’s Speech drops from #4 to #5 with a weekend gross of $11.0 million (+40.9%) in 2557 theaters (+877). Total gross to date is $72.1 million. Budget was $15 million.

#6 True Grit (2010) from Paramount drops from #5 to #6 with a weekend gross of $7.5 million (+2.6%) in 3120 theaters (-344). Total gross to date is $148.3 million. Budget was $38 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 The Dilemma drops from #3 to #7 with a weekend gross of $5.6 million (-37.8%) in 2901 theaters (-42). Total gross to date is $40.8 million. Budget was $70 million.

#8 Black Swan drops from #6 to #8 with a weekend gross of $5.1 million (-12.8%) in 2315 theaters (-92). Total gross to date is $90.7 million. Budget was $13 million.

#9 The Fighter drops from #8 to #9 with a weekend gross of $3.9 million (-4.9%) in 1914 theaters (-361). Total gross to date is $78.2 million. Budget was $25 million.

#10 Yogi Bear drops from #9 to #10 with a weekend gross of $3.1 million (-17.1%) in 2133 theaters (-377). Total gross to date is $92.5 million. Budget was $80 million.

#11 Little Fockers drops from #7 to #11 with a weekend gross of $2.5 million (-40.4%) in 2042 theaters (-937). Total gross to date is $144.7 million. Budget was $100 million.

#12 Tron Legacy drops from #10 to #12 with a weekend gross of $2.5 million (-30.7%) in 1505 theaters (-513). Total gross to date is $166.7 million. Budget was $170 million.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $92.4 million (+4.0%).

A note on “Gross”: On average, studios will earn approximately 55 percent of the final gross.

Sources:

Box Office Mojo

02. February 2011 by Andrew
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