Weekend Box Office: April 29 – May 1

#1 Fast Five from Universal debuts at #1 with an opening weekend gross of $86.1 million in 3644 theaters. Budget was $125 million.

#2 Rio from Fox drops from #1 to #2 with a weekend gross of $14.7 million (-43.8%) in 3708 theaters (-134). Total gross to date is $104.0 million. Budget was $90 million.

#3 Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family from Lionsgate drops from #2 to #3 with a weekend gross of $9.8 million (-60.7%) in 2288 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $40.8 million. Budget is unknown.

#4 Water for Elephants from Fox drops from #3 to #4 with a weekend gross of $9.3 million (-44.5%) in 2820 theaters (+3). Total gross to date is $32.4 million. Budget was $38 million.

#5 Prom from Buena Vista debuts at #5 with an opening weekend gross of $4.7 million in 2730 theaters. Budget was $8 million.

#6 Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil from Weinstein debuts at #6 with an opening weekend gross of $4.1 million in 2505 theaters. Budget was $30 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 Soul Surfer holds at #7 with a weekend gross of $3.3 million (-38.1%) in 2010 theaters (-230). Total gross to date is $33.8 million. Budget was $18 million.

#8 Insidious jumps from #9 to #8 with a weekend gross of $2.6 million (-48.4%) in 1584 theaters (-546). Total gross to date is $48.3 million. Budget was $1.5 million.

#9 Hop drops from #4 to #9 with a weekend gross of $2.6 million (-78.0%) in 3176 theaters (-440). Total gross to date is $105.4 million. Budget was $63 million.

#10 Source Code holds at #10 with a weekend gross of $2.5 million (-50.7%) in 1645 theaters (-718). Total gross to date is $48.8 million. Budget was $32 million.

#11 African Cats from Buena Vista drops from #6 to #11 with a weekend gross of $2.4 million (-60.0%) in 1224 theaters (+4). Total gross to date is $10.6 million. Budget is unknown.

#12 Hanna drops from #8 to #12 with a weekend gross of $2.2 million (-57.5%) in 1569 theaters (-815). Total gross to date is $35.9. Budget was $30 million.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $144.9 million (+19.6%).

New movies debuting in wide release this weekend include Thor, Something Borrowed, and Jumping the Broom.

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

03. May 2011 by Andrew
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