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

29. August 2011 by Andrew
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