Weekend Box Office: April 15 – 17

#1 Rio from Fox debuts at #1 with an opening weekend gross of $39.2 million in 3826 theaters. Budget was $90 million.

#2 Scream 4 from Dimension debuts at #2 with an opening weekend gross of $18.6 million in 3305 theaters. Budget was $40 million.

#3 Hop from Universal drops from #1 to #3 with a weekend gross of $10.7 million (-49.7%) in 3608 theaters (-8). Total gross to date is $82.1 million. Budget was $63 million.

#4 Hanna from Focus drops from #2 to #4 with a weekend gross of $7.282 million (-41.1%) in 2545 theaters (+10). Total gross to date is $23.2. Budget was $30 million.

#5 Soul Surfer from TriStar drops from #4 to #5 with a weekend gross of $7.268 million (-31.4%) in 2214 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $19.8 million. Budget was $18 million.

#6 Arthur from Warner Brothers drops from #3 to #6 with a weekend gross of $6.7 million (-44.7%) in 3276 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $22.1 million. Budget was $40 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 Insidious drops from #5 to #7 with a weekend gross of $6.7 million (-28.0%) in 2233 theaters (-186). Total gross to date is $35.8 million. Budget was $1.5 million.

#8 Source Code drops from #7 to #8 with a weekend gross of $6.2 million (-28.2%) in 2557 theaters (-414). Total gross to date is $36.8 million. Budget was $32 million.

#9 Your Highness from Universal drops from #6 to #9 with a weekend gross of $4.0 million (-57.1%) in 2772 theaters (+3). Total gross to date is $16.0 million. Budget was $49.9 million.

#10 Limitless drops from #8 to #10 with a weekend gross of $3.6 million (-33.0%) in 1885 theaters (-770). Total gross to date is $69.5 million. Budget was $27 million.

#11 The Conspirator debuts at #11 with an opening weekend gross of $3.5 million in 707 theaters. Budget was $25 million.

#12 The Lincoln Lawyer drops from #10 to #12 with a weekend gross of $2.8 million (-32.6%) in 1702 theaters (-718). Total gross to date is $50.4 million. Budget was $40 million.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $116.9 million (+13.8%).

New movies debuting in wide release this weekend include Water for Elephants, Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family and African Cats.

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

19. April 2011 by Andrew
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