Weekend Box Office: August 19 – 21

#1 The Help from Buena Vista jumps from #2 to #1 with a weekend gross of $20.0 million (-23.1%) in 2690 theaters (+156). Total gross to date is $71.3 million. Budget was $25 million.

#2 Rise of the Planet of the Apes from Fox drops from #1 to #2 with a weekend gross of $16.1 million (-42.1%) in 3471 theaters (-220). Total gross to date is $133.5 million. Budget was $93 million.

#3 Spy Kids: All the Time in the World from Weinstein/Dimension debuts at #3 with an opening weekend gross of $11.6 million in 3295 theaters. Budget was $27 million.

#4 Conan the Barbaian from Lionsgate debuts at #4 with an opening weekend gross of $10.0 million in 3015 theaters. Budget was $90 million.

#5 The Smurfs from Sony drops from #4 to #5 with a weekend gross of $7.8 million (-43.2%) in 3057 theaters (-370). Total gross to date is $117.5 million. Budget was $110 million.

#6 Fright Night from Buena Vista debuts at #6 with an opening weekend gross of $7.7 million in 3114 theaters. Budget was $30 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 Final Destination 5 drops from #3 to #7 with a weekend gross of $7.7 million (-57.3%) in 3155 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $32.3 million. Budget was $40 million.

#8 30 Minutes of Less drops from #5 to #8 with a weekend gross of $6.4 million (-52.0%) in 2888 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $25.8 million. Budget was $28 million.

#9 One Day debuts at #9 with an opening weekend gross of $5.0 million in 1719 theaters. Budget was $15 million.

#10 Crazy, Stupid, Love drops from #9 to #10 with a weekend gross of $4.7 million (-32.0%) in 1940 theaters (-695). Total gross to date is $64.2 million. Budget was $50 million.

#11 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 drops from #7 to #11 with a weekend gross of $4.5 million (-37.8%) in 1738 theaters (-676). Total gross to date is $366.0 million. Budget is unknown.

#12 Cowboys & Aliens drops from #6 to #12 with a weekend gross of $4.2 million (-46.0%) in 2213 theaters (-1097). Total gross to date is $89.4 million. Budget was $163 million.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $106.0 million (-25.9%).

New movies debuting in wide release this weekend are Colombiana, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, and Our Idiot Brother.

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

22. August 2011 by Andrew
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