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Weekend Box Office: July 1 – 3

ByAndrew

Jul 5, 2011

#1 Transformers: Dark of the Moon from Paramount/Dreamworks debuts at #1 with an opening weekend gross of $97.8 million in 4088 theaters. Budget was $195 million.

#2 Cars 2 from Buena Vista drops from #1 to #2 with a weekend gross of $26.2 million (-60.3%) in 4115 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $117.2 million. Budget was $200 million.

#3 Bad Teacher from Sony drops from #2 to #3 with a weekend gross of $14.5 million (-54.1%) in 3049 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $59.9 million. Budget was $20 million.

#4 Larry Crowne from Universal debuts at #4 with an opening weekend gross of $13.0 million in 2973 theaters. Budget was $30 million.

#5 Super 8 from Paramount drops from #4 to #5 with a weekend gross of $7.9 million (-34.1%) in 3088 theaters (-336). Total gross to date is $108.4 million. Budget was $50 million.

#6 Monte Carlo from Fox debuts at #6 with an opening weekend gross of $7.4 million in 2473 theaters. Budget was $20 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 Green Lantern drops from #3 to #7 with a weekend gross of $6.5 million (-63.6%) in 3280 theaters (-536). Total gross to date is $102.2 million. Budget was $200 million.

#8 Mr. Popper’s Penguins drops from #5 to #8 with a weekend gross of $5.5 million (-45.4%) in 2861 theaters (-481). Total gross to date is $50.5 million. Budget was $55 million.

#9 Bridesmaids drops from #8 to #9 with a weekend gross of $3.6 million (-30.7%) in 1389 theaters (-642). Total gross to date is $153.0 million. Budget was $32.5 million.

#10 Midnight in Paris jumps from #11 to #10 with a weekend gross of $3.5 million (-14.2%) in 858 theaters (-93). Total gross to date is $33.7 million. Budget was $30 million.

#11 X-Men: First Class drops from #6 to #11 with a weekend gross of $2.9 million (-55.8%) in 1602 theaters (-1031). Total gross to date is $138.6 million. Budget was $160 million.

#12 The Hangover Part II drops from #7 to #12 with a weekend gross of $2.3 million (-57.1%) in 1568 theaters (-1187). Total gross to date is $248.2 million. Budget was $80 million.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $191.7 million (+12.8%).

New movies debuting in wide release this weekend are Horrible Bosses and Zookeeper.

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

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