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Weekend Box Office: June 24 – 26

#1 Cars 2 from Buena Vista debuts at #1 with an opening weekend gross of $66.1 million in 4115 theaters. Budget is unknown.

#2 Bad Teacher from Sony debuts at #2 with an opening weekend gross of $31.6 million in 3049 theaters. Budget is unknown.

#3 Green Lantern from Warner Brothers drops from #1 to #3 with a weekend gross of $18.0 million (-66.1%) in 3816 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $88.9 million. Budget was $200 million.

#4 Super 8 from Paramount drops from #2 to #4 with a weekend gross of $12.0 million (-44.0%) in 3424 theaters (+16). Total gross to date is $95.1 million. Budget was $50 million.

#5 Mr. Popper’s Penguins from Fox drops from #3 to #5 with a weekend gross of $10.1 million (-45.0%) in 3342 theaters (+3). Total gross to date is $39.2 million. Budget was $55 million.

#6 X-Men: First Class from Fox drops from #4 to #6 with a weekend gross of $6.6 million (-44.0%) in 2633 theaters (-742). Total gross to date is $132.8 million. Budget was $160 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 The Hangover Part II drops from #5 to #7 with a weekend gross of $5.5 million (-44.7%) in 2755 theaters (-705). Total gross to date is $243.6 million. Budget was $80 million.

#8 Bridesmaids drops from #7 to #8 with a weekend gross of $5.2 million (-25.9%) in 2031 theaters (-542). Total gross to date is $146.5 million. Budget was $32.5 million.

#9 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides drops from #8 to #9 with a weekend gross of $4.9 million (-25.8%) in 2244 theaters (-498). Total gross to date is $229.2 million. Budget was $250 million.

#10 Kung Fu Panda 2 from drops from #6 to #10 with a weekend gross of $4.1 million (-53.8%) in 2527 theaters (-942). Total gross to date is $153.0 million. Budget was $150 million.

#11 Midnight in Paris drops from #9 to #11 with a weekend gross of $4.1 million (-14.6%) in 951 theaters (-87). Total gross to date is $28.2 million. Budget was $30 million.

#12 The Tree of Life drops from #11 to #12 with a weekend gross of $1.3 million (+14.1%) in 215 theaters (+101). Total gross to date is $5.8 million. Budget was $32 million.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $170.0 million (+15.6%).

New movies debuting in wide release this weekend are Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Larry Crowne and Monte Carlo.

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

3 replies on “Weekend Box Office: June 24 – 26”

Picks for this week: I have no real sense how Larry Crowne and Monte Carlo are going to do. I’m either going to get this right and continue my streak (but somehow not climb up in the leaderboards) or bomb spectacularly:

1) Transformers – The reviews may be bad but a lot of fans are going to want to get their fighting-robot-porn fix in the first week regardless. I suppose Cars 2 can remain on top and Transformers come in second but I have a heavy bias for first week releases sometimes.
2) Cars 2 – If the boys aren’t forcing their parents to see Transformers, they’ll be going to this one. A lot will want to go to both.
3) Larry Crowne – I might be overrating this but a lot of people like Tom Hanks and Juilia Roberts. Put them in a movie together, winning! Thing is, the previews don’t really make this look very compelling to me.
4) Green Lantern – this one will stay in the top five by shear will…
5) Monte Carlo – I’m real iffy on this one. I’d prefer super 8 staying in the top 5

wow. I somehow managed to put my picks on the wrong post. Oh well, shouldn’t make too much difference.

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