Weekend Box Office: September 23 – 25

#1 The Lion King 3D from Buena Vista holds at #1 with a weekend gross of $21.9 million (-27.3%) in 2330 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $61.4 million. Budget is unknown.

#2 Moneyball from Sony debuts at #2 with an opening weekend gross of $19.5 million in 2993 theaters. Budget was $50 million.

#3 Dolphin Tale from Warner Brothers debuts at #3 with an opening weekend gross of $19.1 million in 3507 theaters. Budget was $37 million.

#4 Abduction from Lionsgate debuts at #4 with an opening weekend gross of $10.9 million in 3118 theaters. Budget was $35 million.

#5 Killer Elite from Open Road Films debuts at #5 with an opening weekend gross of $9.3 million in 2986 theaters. Budget was $70 million.

#6 Contagion from Warner Brothers drops from #2 to #6 with a weekend gross of $8.4 million (-41.9%) in 3136 theaters (-86). Total gross to date is $57.0 million. Budget was $60 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 Drive (2011) drops from #3 to #7 with a weekend gross of $5.7 million (-49.2%) in 2904 theaters (+18). Total gross to date is $21.4 million. Budget was $15 million.

#8 The Help drops from #4 to #8 with a weekend gross of $4.3 million (-32.9%) in 2695 theaters (-319). Total gross to date is $154.4 million. Budget was $25 million.

#9 Straw Dogs (2011) drops from #5 to #9 with a weekend gross of $2.0 million (-60.0%) in 2408 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $8.8 million. Budget was $25 million.

#10 I Don’t Know How She Does It drops from #6 to #10 with a weekend gross of $2.0 million (-54.5%) in 2490 theaters (+14). Total gross to date is $7.9 million. Budget was $24 million.

#11 The Debt drops from #7 to #11 with a weekend gross of $1.2 million (-57.2%) in 1067 theaters (-764). Total gross to date is $28.9 million. Budget was $20 million.

#12 Rise of the Planet of the Apes drops from #9 to #12 with a weekend gross of $1.1 million (-56.3%) in 1178 theaters (-1162). Total gross to date is $173.6 million. Budget was $93 million.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $105.9 million (+22.8%).

New movies debuting in wide release this weekend are 50/50, Courageous, Dream House and What’s Your Number?.

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

26. September 2011 by Andrew
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