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Weekend Box Office: July 22 – 24

ByAndrew

Jul 25, 2011

#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

5 thoughts on “Weekend Box Office: July 22 – 24”
  1. Way to show us all the power of Captain America. I’ve got to say, 72% drop 2nd week? That’s pretty fracking unprecedented for Harry Potter…I guess if you are going to go out, go out with a bang.

  2. Potter flamed out in spectacular fashion.

    I gotta say, I’m happy to see Cap first even though it cost me points. Although, I thought he’d bring in a few more dollars. With $65.0 million his opening weekend is almost dead even with Thor’s ($65.7 million)

  3. Go Cap! U! S! A!
    Though I have to say I expected a photo finish, not a bow out. I’ll take it anyway…
    Now about these people who are still going to see Transformers…grrrrr. SO close!

  4. Hopefully I’ll be able to break into the top 10 before the end of the season on labor day weekend. Not going to help that next weekend is looking to be tough with three new movies.

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