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Weekend Box Office: August 12 – 14

ByAndrew

Aug 15, 2011

#1 Rise of the Planet of the Apes from Fox holds at #1 with a weekend gross of $27.8 million (-49.2%) in 3691 theaters (+43). Total gross to date is $105.2 million. Budget was $93 million.

#2 The Help from Buena Vista debuts at #2 with an opening weekend gross of $26.0 million in 2534 theaters. Budget was $25 million.

#3 Final Destination 5 from Warner Brothers debuts at #3 with an opening weekend gross of $18.0 million in 3155 theaters. Budget was $40 million.

#4 The Smurfs from Sony drops from #2 to #4 with a weekend gross of $13.7 million (-33.7%) in 3427 theaters (+32). Total gross to date is $101.7 million. Budget was $110 million.

#5 30 Minutes of Less from Sony debuts at #5 with an opening weekend gross of $13.3 million in 2888 theaters. Budget was $28 million.

#6 Cowboys & Aliens from Universal drops from #3 to # 6 with a weekend gross of $7.8 million (-50.3%) in 3310 theaters (-444). Total gross to date is $81.6 million. Budget was $163 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 drops from #6 to #7 with a weekend gross of $7.2 million (-41.7%) in 2414 theaters (-761). Total gross to date is $357.3 million. Budget is unknown.

#8 Captain America: The First Avenger drops from #5 to #8 with a weekend gross of $7.2 million (-44.6%) in 2835 theaters (-785). Total gross to date is $156.9 million. Budget was $140 million.

#9 Crazy, Stupid, Love drops from #7 to #9 with a weekend gross of $7.0 million (-41.3%) in 2635 theaters (-385). Total gross to date is $55.5 million. Budget was $50 million.

#10 The Change-Up drops from #4 to #10 with a weekend gross of $6.3 million (-53.4%) in 2913 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $25.8 million. Budget was $52 million.

#11 Glee the 3D Concert Movie debuts at #11 with a weekend gross of $5.9 million in 2040 theaters. Budget was $9 million.

#12 Horrible Bosses drops from #9 to #12 with a weekend gross of $2.4 million (-46.8%) in 1338 theaters (-687). Total gross to date is $110.0 million. Budget was $35 million.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $143.0 million (-9.5%).

New movies debuting in wide release this weekend are Conan the Barbarian, Frigth Night, One Day and Spy Kids: All the TIme in the World.

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

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