Weekend Box Office: March 18 – 20

#1 Limitless from Relativity debuts at #1 with an opening weekend gross of $18.9 million in 2756 theaters. Budget was $27 million.

#2 Rango from Paramount holds at #2 with a weekend gross of $15.0 million (-33.3%) in 3843 theaters (-80). Total gross to date is $92.3 million. Budget was $135 million.

#3 Battle: Los Angeles from Sony drops from #1 to #3 with a weekend gross of $14.5 million (-59.1%) in 3417 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $60.5 million. Budget was $70 million.

#4 The Lincoln Lawyer from Lionsgate debuts at #4 with an opening weekend gross of $13.2 million in 2707 theaters. Budget was $40 million.

#5 Paul from Universal debuts at #5 with an opening weekend gross of $13.0 million in 2802 theaters. Budget was $40 million.

#6 Red Riding Hood from Warner Brothers drops from #3 to #6 with a weekend gross of $7.1 million (-48.7%) in 3030 theaters (no change) . Total gross to date is $25.8 million. Budget was $42 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 The Adjustment Bureau drops from #4 to #7 with a weekend gross of $5.7 million (-50.2%) in 2660 theaters (-187). Total gross to date is $48.6 million. Budget was $62 million.

#8 Mars Needs Moms drops from #5 to #8 with a weekend gross of $5.3 million (-23.1%) in 3117 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $15.4 million. Budget was $150 million.

#9 Beastly drops from #6 to #9 with a weekend gross of $3.1 million (-36.3%) in 1810 theaters (-149). Total gross to date is $22.1 million. Budget was $17 million.

#10 Hall Pass drops from #7 to #10 with a weekend gross of $2.5 million (-48.7%) in 1905 theaters (-650). Total gross to date is $39.5 million. Budget was $36 million.

#11 Gnomeo and Juliet drops from #9 to #11 with a weekend gross of $2.2 million (-36.4%) in 1748 theaters (-837). Total gross to date is $93.5 million. Budget is unknown.

#12 Just Go With It drops from #8 to #12 with a weekend gross of $2.2 million (-44.1%) in 1708 theaters (-690). Total gross to date is $97.9 million. Budget was $80 million.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $103.3 million (-12.1%).

New movies debuting in wide release this weekend include Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, and Sucker Punch.

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

21. March 2011 by Andrew
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