Weekend Box Office: August 9 – 11

#1 Contagion from Warner Brothers debuts at #1 with an opening weekend gross of $22.4 million in 3222 theaters. Budget was $60 million.

#2 The Help from Buena Vista drops from #1 to #2 with a weekend gross of $8.9 million (-38.8%) in 2935 theaters (+92). Total gross to date is $137.3 million. Budget was $25 million.

#3 Warrior from Lionsgate debuts at #3 with an opening weekend gross of $5.2 million in 1869 theaters. Budget was $25 million.

#4 The Debt from Focus drops from #2 to #4 with a weekend gross of $4.7 million (-51.9%) in 1874 theaters (+48). Total gross to date is $21.8 million. Budget was $20 million.

#5 Colombiana from TriStar jumps from #6 to #5 with a weekend gross of $3.9 million (-47.1%) in 2354 theaters (-260). Total gross to date is $29.7 million. Budget was $40 million.

#6 Rise of the Planet of the Apes from Fox drops from #5 to #6 with a weekend gross of $3.8 million (-50.9%) in 2887 theaters (-306). Total gross to date is $167.8 million. Budget was $93 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 Shark Night 3D drops from #4 to #7 with a weekend gross of $3.4 million (-59.4%) in 2848 theaters (+42). Total gross to date is $14.6 million. Budget was $25 million.

#8 Apollo 18 drops from #3 to #8 with a weekend gross of $2.8 million (-67.2%) in 3330 theaters (+2). Total gross to date is $14.9 million. Budget was $5 million.

#9 Our Idiot Brother drops from #7 to #9 with a weekend gross of $2.6 million (-51.4%) in 2396 theaters (-159). Total gross to date is $21.3 million. Budget was $5 million.

#10 Spy Kids: All the Time in the World drops from #9 to #10 with a weekend gross of $2.5 million (-48.1%) in 2544 theaters (-463). Total gross to date is $34.2 million. Budget was $27 million.

#11 Crazy, Stupid, Love holds at #11 with a weekend gross of $2.1 million (-34.4%) in 1310 theaters (-140). Total gross to date is $78.4 million. Budget was $50 million.

#12 Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark drops from #8 to #12 with a weekend gross of $2.1 million (-58.3%) in 2251 theaters (-529). Total gross to date is $21.0 million. Budget was $25 million.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $64.9 million (-21.2%).

New movies debuting in wide release this weekend are Drive (2011), I Don’t Know How She Does It, The Lion King (3D) and Straw Dogs (2011).

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

13. September 2011 by Andrew
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