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Weedend Box Office: July 29 – 31

ByAndrew

Aug 2, 2011

#1 Cowboys & Aliens from Universal debuts at #1 with an opening weekend gross of $36.4 million in 3750 theaters. Budget was $163 million.

#2 The Smurfs from Sony debuts at #2 with an opening weekend gross of $35.6 million in 3395 theaters. Budget was $110 million.

#3 Captain America: The First Avenger from Paramount drops from #1 to #3 with a weekend gross of $25.5 million (-60.7%) in 3715 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $117.4 million. Budget was $140 million.

#4 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 from Warner Brother drops from #2 to #4 with a weekend gross of $21.9 million (-53.7%) in 4145 theaters (-230). Total gross to date is $318.5 million. Budget is unknown.

#5 Crazy, Stupid, Love from Warner Brothers debuts at #5 with an opening weekend gross of $19.1 million in 3020 theaters. Budget was $50 million.

#6 Friends with Benefits from Screen Gems drops from #3 to #6 with a weekend gross of $9.2 million (-50.2%) in 2926 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $38.1 million. Budget was $35 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 Horrible Bosses drops from #5 to #7 with a weekend gross of $7.1 million (-39.5%) in 2510 theaters (-594). Total gross to date is $96.2 million. Budget was $35 million.

#8 Transformers: Dark of the Moon drops from #4 to #8 with a weekend gross of $6.0 million (-49.5%) in 2604 theaters (-771). Total gross to date is $338.0 million. Budget was $195 million.

#9 Zookeeper drops from #6 to #9 with a weekend gross of $4.3 million (-50.6%) in 2418 theaters (-797). Total gross to date is $68.8 million. Budget was $80 million.

#10 Cars 2 drops from #7 to #10 with a weekend gross of $2.3 million (-58.5%) in 1763 theaters (-905). Total gross to date is $182.1 million. Budget was $200 million.

#11 Winnie the Pooh drops from #8 to #11 with a weekend gross of $1.7 million (-65.6%) in 1632 theaters (-773). Total gross to date is $22.4 million. Budget was $30 million.

#12 Midnight in Paris drops from #10 to #12 with a weekend gross of $1.1 million (-35.9%) in 471 theaters (-150). Total gross to date is $46.8 million. Budget was $30 million.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $170.8 million (-5.8%).

New movies debuting in wide release this weekend are Rise of the Planet of the Apes and The Change-Up.

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

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