Weekend Box Office: September 2 – 4

#1 The Help from Buena Vista holds at #1 with a weekend gross of $14.5 million (+0.4%) in 2843 theaters (+65). Total gross to date is $118.9 million. Budget was $25 million.

#2 The Debt from Focus debuts at #2 with an opening weekend gross of $9.9 million in 1826 theaters. Budget is unknown.

#3 Apollo 18 from Weinstein/Dimension debuts at #3 with an opening weekend gross of $8.7 million in 3328 theaters. Budget is unknown.

#4 Shark Night 3D from Relativity debuts at #4 with an opening weekend gross of $8.4 million in 2806 theaters. Budget is unknown.

#5 Rise of the Planet of the Apes from Fox drops from #3 to #5 with a weekend gross of $7.9 million (-10.7%) in 3193 theaters (-181). Total gross to date is $160.1 million. Budget was $93 million.

#6 Colombiana from TriStar drops from #2 to #6 with a weekend gross of $7.4 million (-28.3%) in 2614 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $22.0 million. Budget was $40 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 Our Idiot Brother drops from #5 to #7 with a weekend gross of $5.4 million (-22.3%) in 2555 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $15.6 million. Budget was $5 million.

#8 Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark drops from #4 to #8 with a weekend gross of $5.1 million (-39.1%) in 2780 theaters (+20). Total gross to date is $16.6 million. Budget was $25 million.

#9 Spy Kids: All the Time in the World drops from #6 to #9 with a weekend gross of $4.8 million (-19.8%) in 3007 theaters (-298). Total gross to date is $29.2 million. Budget was $27 million.

#10 The Smurfs drops from #7 to #10 with a weekend gross of $4.0 million (-13.8%) in 2706 theaters (-155). Total gross to date is $132.0 million. Budget was $110 million.

#11 Crazy, Stupid, Love drops from #9 to #11 with a weekend gross of $3.3 million (+6.4%) in 1450 theaters (-127). Total gross to date is $74.5 million. Budget was $50 million.

#12 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 holds at #12 with a weekend gross of $2.4 million (-3.6%) in 1092 theaters (-236). Total gross to date is $374.6 million. Budget is unknown.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $82.3 million (+10.1%).

New movies debuting in wide release this weekend are Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star, Contagion and Warrior.

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

06. September 2011 by Andrew
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