Weekend Box Office: July 22 – 24

#1 Captain America: The First Avenger from Paramount debuts at #1 with an opening weekend gross of $65.0 million in 3715 theaters. Budget was $140 million.

#2 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 from Warner Brother drops from #1 to #2 with a weekend gross of $47.4 million (-72.0%) in 4375 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $273.5 million. Budget is unknown.

#3 Friends with Benefits from Screen Gems debuts at #3 with an opening weekend gross of $18.6 million in 2926 theaters. Budget was $35 million.

#4 Transformers: Dark of the Moon from Paramount/Dreamworks drops from #2 to #4 with a weekend gross of $12.0 million (-43.5%) in 3375 theaters (-542). Total gross to date is $325.8 million. Budget was $195 million.

#5 Horrible Bosses from Warner Brother drops from #3 to #5 with a weekend gross of $11.8 million (-33.1%) in 3104 theaters (-30). Total gross to date is $82.5 million. Budget was $35 million.

#6 Zookeeper from Sony drops from #4 to #6 with a weekend gross of $8.7 million (-29.4%) in 3215 theaters (-267). Total gross to date is $59.2 million. Budget was $80 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 Cars 2 drops from #5 to #7 with a weekend gross of $5.6 million (-32.7%) in 2668 theaters (-581). Total gross to date is $176.3 million. Budget was $200 million.

#8 Winnie the Pooh drops from #6 to #8 with a weekend gross of $5.1 million (-34.3%) in 2405 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $17.5 million. Budget was $30 million.

#9 Bad Teacher drops from #7 to #9 with a weekend gross of $2.6 million (-49.3%) in 2034 theaters (-625). Total gross to date is $94.3 million. Budget was $20 million.

#10 Midnight in Paris holds at #10 with a weekend gross of $1.8 million (-3.8%) in 621 theaters (-85). Total gross to date is $44.7 million. Budget was $30 million.

#11 Bridesmaids holds at #11 with a weekend gross of $1.3 million (-23.0%) in 680 theaters (-192). Total gross to date is $163.8 million. Budget was $32.5 million.

#12 Larry Crowne drops from #8 to #12 with a weekend gross of $1.0 million (-61.7%) in 1035 theaters (-1252). Total gross to date is $34.3 million. Budget was $30 million.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $181.3 million (-28.0%).

New movies debuting in wide release this weekend are Cowboys & Aliens, The Smurfs and Crazy, Stupid, Love.

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

25. July 2011 by Andrew
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