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Weekend Box Office: August 26 – 28

#1 The Help from Buena Vista holds at #1 with a weekend gross of $14.5 million (-27.4%) in 2778 theaters (+88). Total gross to date is $96.8 million. Budget was $25 million.

#2 Colombiana from TriStar debuts at #2 with an opening weekend gross of $10.4 million in 2614 theaters. Budget was $40 million.

#3 Rise of the Planet of the Apes from Fox drops from #2 to #3 with a weekend gross of $8.8 million (-45.0%) in 3374 theaters (-97). Total gross to date is $148.6 million. Budget was $93 million.

#4 Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark from Film District debuts at #4 with an opening weekend gross of $8.5 million in 2760 theaters. Budget was $25 million.

#5 Our Idiot Brother from Weinstein debuts at #5 with an opening weekend gross of $7.0 million in 2555 theaters. Budget was $5 million.

#6 Spy Kids: All the Time in the World from Weinstein/Dimension drops from #3 to #6 with a weekend gross of $6.0 million (-48.4%) in 3305 theaters (+10). Total gross to date is $21.9 million. Budget was $27 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 The Smurfs drops from #5 to #7 with a weekend gross of $4.7 million (-39.1%) in 2861 theaters (-196). Total gross to date is $125.9 million. Budget was $110 million.

#8 Conan the Barbaian drops from #4 to #8 with a weekend gross of $3.1 million (-68.2%) in 3015 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $16.6 million. Budget was $90 million.

#9 Crazy, Stupid, Love jumps from #10 to #9 with a weekend gross of $3.1 million (-35.2%) in 1577 theaters (-363). Total gross to date is $69.7 million. Budget was $50 million.

#10 Fright Night drops from #6 to #10 with a weekend gross of $3.1 million (-59.8%) in 3114 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $14.2 million. Budget was $30 million.

#11 30 Minutes of Less drops from #8 to #11 with a weekend gross of $2.6 million (-58.0%) in 2071 theaters (-817). Total gross to date is $31.7 million. Budget was $28 million.

#12 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 drops from #11 to #12 with a weekend gross of $2.5 million (-43.2%) in 1328 theaters (-410). Total gross to date is $370.8 million. Budget is unknown.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $74.7 million (-29.5%).

New movies debuting in wide release this weekend are Apollo 18, Shark Night 3D, and The Debt.

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

2 replies on “Weekend Box Office: August 26 – 28”

Darn it. Thought I was going to get a 24 this week, but RPA switched places with DBAD in the actuals giving me a 22 I think.

I almost want to see a new movie this week, looking at what’s coming out. Apollo 18 looks like it’s trying to be the next Paranormal Activity, Shark Night 3D looks like its trying to be Jaws, but The Debt might be something real, assuming anyone will see it…

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