Weekend Box Office: September 16 – 18

#1 The Lion King 3D from Buena Vista debuts at #1 with an opening weekend gross of $30.1 million in 2330 theaters. Budget is unknown.

#2 Contagion from Warner Brothers drops from #1 to #2 with a weekend gross of $14.5 million (-35.1%) in 3222 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $44.2 million. Budget was $60 million.

#3 Drive (2011) from FilmDistrict debuts at #3 with an opening weekend gross of $11.3 million in 2886 theaters. Budget is unknown.

#4 The Help from Buena Vista drops from #2 to #4 with a weekend gross of $6.5 million (-27.0%) in 3014 theaters (+79). Total gross to date is $147.4 million. Budget was $25 million.

#5 Straw Dogs (2011) from Screen Gems debuts at #5 with an opening weekend gross of $5.1 million in 2408 theaters. Budget is unknown.

#6 I Don’t Know How She Does It from Weinstein Company debuts at #6 with an opening weekend gross of $4.4 million in 2476 theaters. Budget is unknown.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 The Debt drops from #4 to #7 with a weekend gross of $2.9 million (-38.3%) in 1831 theaters (-43). Total gross to date is $26.5 million. Budget was $20 million.

#8 Warrior drops from #3 to #8 with a weekend gross of $2.8 million (-45.4%) in 1883 theaters (+14). Total gross to date is $10.0 million. Budget was $25 million.

#9 Rise of the Planet of the Apes drops from #6 to #9 with a weekend gross of $2.6 million (-31.6%) in 2340 theaters (-547). Total gross to date is $171.6 million. Budget was $93 million.

#10 Colombiana drops from #5 to #10 with a weekend gross of $2.3 million (-41.0%) in 1933 theaters (-421). Total gross to date is $33.3 million. Budget was $40 million.

#11 Shark Night 3D drops from #7 to #11 with a weekend gross of $1.8 million (-47.1%) in 2082 theaters (-766). Total gross to date is $17.3 million. Budget was $25 million.

#12 Spy Kids: All the Time in the World drops from #10 to #12 with a weekend gross of $1.5 million (-36.4%) in 1650 theaters (-894). Total gross to date is $36.1 million. Budget was $27 million.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $86.2 million (+32.9%).

New movies debuting in wide release this weekend are Abduction, Dolphin Tale, Killer Elite and Moneyball.

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

19. September 2011 by Andrew
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