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Weekend Box Office: May 20 – 22

ByAndrew

May 23, 2011

#1 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides from Buena Vista debuts at #1 with an opening weekend gross of $90.1 million in 4155 theaters. Budget was $250 million.

#2 Bridesmaids from Universal holds at #2 with a weekend gross of $20.8 million (-20.4%) in 2937 theaters (+19). Total gross to date is $59.3 million. Budget was $32.5 million.

#3 Thor from Paramount drops from #1 to #3 with a weekend gross of $15.4 million (-55.5%) in 3924 theaters (-39). Total gross to date is $145.3 million. Budget was $150 million.

#4 Fast Five from Universal drops from #3 to #4 with a weekend gross of $10.5 million (-48.3%) in 3622 theaters (-171). Total gross to date is $186.1 million. Budget was $125 million.

#5 Priest from Screen Gems drops from #4 to #5 with a weekend gross of $4.7 million (-68.2%) in 2864 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $23.8 million. Budget was $60 million.

#6 Rio from Fox drops from #5 to #6 with a weekend gross of $4.6 million (-43.4%) in 2593 theaters (-336). Total gross to date is $131.6 million. Budget was $90 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 Jumping the Broom drops from #6 to #7 with a weekend gross of $3.7 million (-47.6%) in 1472 theaters (-563). Total gross to date is $31.3 million. Budget was $6.6 million.

#8 Something Borrowed drops from #7 to #8 with a weekend gross of $3.5 million (-48.8%) in 2606 theaters (-298). Total gross to date is $31.5 million. Budget was $35 million.

#9 Water for Elephants drops from #8 to #9 with a weekend gross of $2.1 million (-48.2%) in 1894 theaters (-531). Total gross to date is $52.4 million. Budget was $38 million.

#10 Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family drops from #9 to #10 with a weekend gross of $0.9 million (-56.8%) in 912 theaters (–537). Total gross to date is $51.7 million. Budget is unknown.

#11 Soul Surfer drops from #10 to #11 with a weekend gross of $0.9 million (-49.1%) in 984 theaters (-484). Total gross to date is $40.6 million. Budget was $18 million.

#12 Midnight in Paris debuts at #2 with an opening weekend gross of $0.5 million in 6 theaters. Budget was $30 million.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $158.3 million (+22.9%).

New movies debuting in wide release this weekend include The Hangover Part 2 and Kung-Fu Panda 2. Both of these movies open on Thursday.

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

4 thoughts on “Weekend Box Office: May 20 – 22”
  1. I am shocked that Priest was able to stay in the top 5 like that. I suppose it was inevitable, but Rio held out long enough to get to the weekend on Kung Fu Panda 2. Now we will see Priest, Fast 5, and Rio drift off the top 10 with the arrival of Hangover 2 & Kung Fu Panda 2.

  2. It was touch and go all weekend for Rio/Priest. Each time I checked they had swapped positions. A mere 100k made all the difference.

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