Weekend Box Office: March 11 – 13

#1 Battle: Los Angeles from Sony debuts at #1 with an opening weekend gross of $35.5 million in 3417 theaters. Budget was $70 million.

#2 Rango from Paramount drops from #1 to #2 with a weekend gross of $22.6 million (-40.6%) in 3923 theaters (+6). Total gross to date is $68.2 million. Budget was $135 million.

#3 Red Riding Hood from Warner Brothers debuts at #3 with an opening weekend gross of $14.0 million in 3030 theaters. Budget was $42 million.

#4 The Adjustment Bureau from Universal drops from #2 to #4 with a weekend gross of $11.5 million (-45.2%) in 2847 theaters (+7). Total gross to date is $38.5 million. Budget was $62 million.

#5 Mars Needs Moms from Buena Vista debuts at #5 with an opening weekend gross of $6.9 million in 3117 theaters. Budget was $150 million.

#6 Beastly from CBS drops from #3 to #6 with a weekend gross of $5.0 million (-49.0%) in 1959 theaters (+7). Total gross to date is $16.9 million. Budget was $17 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 Hall Pass drops from #4 to #7 with a weekend gross of $5.0 million (-43.4%) in 2555 theaters (-395). Total gross to date is $34.8 million. Budget was $36 million.

#8 Just Go With It drops from #7 to #8 with a weekend gross of $4.0 million (-37.5%) in 2398 theaters (-522). Total gross to date is $94.0 million. Budget was $80 million.

#9 Gnomeo and Juliet drops from #5 to #9 with a weekend gross of $3.6 million (-50.0%) in 2585 theaters (-399). Total gross to date is $89.1 million. Budget is unknown.

#10 The King’s Speech drops from #8 to #10 with a weekend gross of $3.5 million (-42.6%) in 1768 theaters (-472). Total gross to date is $129.0 million. Budget was $15 million.

#11 Unknown drops from #6 to #11 with a weekend gross of $3.3 million (-48.4%) in 2303 theaters (-610). Total gross to date is $58.4 million. Budget was $30 million.

#12 I Am Number Four drops from #9 to #12 with a weekend gross of $2.2 million (-60.7%) in 2005 theaters (-898). Total gross to date is $50.4 million. Budget was $60 million.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $117.5 million (-3.0%).

New movies debuting in wide release this weekend include Limitless, The Lincoln Lawyer and Paul.

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

15. March 2011 by Andrew
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