Weekend Box Office: April 22 – 24

#1 Rio from Fox holds at #1 with a weekend gross of $26.3 million (-32.9%) in 3842 theaters (+16). Total gross to date is $80.8 million. Budget was $90 million.

#2 Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family from Lionsgate debuts at #2 with an opening weekend gross of $25.0 million in 2288 theaters. Budget is unknown.

#3 Water for Elephants from Fox debuts at #3 with an opening weekend gross of $16.8 million in 2817 theaters. Budget was $38 million.

#4 Hop from Universal drops from #3 to #4 with a weekend gross of $12.1 million (+13.7%) in 3616 theaters (+8). Total gross to date is $100.2 million. Budget was $63 million.

#5 Scream 4 from Dimension drops from #2 to #5 with a weekend gross of $7.0 million (-62.4%) in 3314 theaters (+9). Total gross to date is $31.0 million. Budget was $40 million.

#6 African Cats from Buena Vista debuts at #6 with an opening weekend gross of $6.0 million in 1220 theaters. Budget is unknown.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 Soul Surfer drops from #5 to #7 with a weekend gross of $5.4 million (-25.2%) in 2240 theaters (+26). Total gross to date is $28.5 million. Budget was $18 million.

#8 Hanna drops from #4 to #8 with a weekend gross of $5.2 million (-27.3%) in 2384 theaters (-161). Total gross to date is $31.7. Budget was $30 million.

#9 Insidious drops from #7 to #9 with a weekend gross of $5.2 million (-22.8%) in 2130 theaters (-103). Total gross to date is $44.0 million. Budget was $1.5 million.

#10 Source Code drops from #8 to #10 with a weekend gross of $5.0 million (-18.0%) in 2363 theaters (-194). Total gross to date is $44.6 million. Budget was $32 million.

#11 Arthur drops from #6 to #11 with a weekend gross of $4.0 million (-39.8%) in 2770 theaters (-506). Total gross to date is $29.2 million. Budget was $40 million.

#12 Limitless drops from #10 to #12 with a weekend gross of $2.6 million (-27.2%) in 1363 theaters (-522). Total gross to date is $74.0 million. Budget was $27 million.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $121.2 million (+3.6%).

New movies debuting in wide release this weekend include Fast Five, Prom, and Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil.

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

25. April 2011 by Andrew
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