Weekend Box Office: October 14 – 16

#1 Real Steel from Buena Vista holds at #1 with a weekend gross of $16.2 million (-40.4%)in 3440 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $51.7 million. Budget is unknown.

#2 Footloose (2011) from Paramount debuts at #2 with an opening weekend gross of $15.5 million in 3549 theaters. Budget was $24 million..

#3 The Thing (2011) from Universal debuts at #3 with an opening weekend gross of $8.4 million in 2996 theaters. Budget is unknown.

#4 The Ides of March from Sony drops from #2to #4 with a weekend gross of $7.1 million (-32.1%)in 2199 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $21.7 million. Budget is unknown.

#5 Dolphin Tale from Warner Brothers drops from #3 to #5 with a weekend gross of $6.2 million (-31.7%) in 3286 theaters (-192). Total gross to date is $58.5 million. Budget was $37 million.

#6 Moneyball from Sony drops from #4 to #6 with a weekend gross of $5.4 million (-26.8%) in 2840 theaters (-178). Total gross to date is $57.6 million. Budget was $50 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 50/50 drops from #5 to #7 with a weekend gross of $4.2 million (-24.6%) in 2391 theaters (-88). Total gross to date is $24.2 million. Budget was $8 million.

#8 Courageous drops from #6 to #8 with a weekend gross of $3.3 million (-32.1%) in 1214 theaters (+53). Total gross to date is $21.2 million. Budget was $2 million.

#9 The Big Year debuts at #9 with an opening weekend gross of $3.2 million in 2150 theaters. Budget is unknown.

#10 The Lion King 3D drops from #7 to #10 with a weekend gross of $2.7 million (-39.3%) in 1970 theaters (-297). Total gross to date is $90.5 million. Budget is unknown.

#11 Dream House drops from #8 to #11 with a weekend gross of $2.4 million (-44.9%) in 2172 theaters (-492). Total gross to date is $18.3 million. Budget was $50 million.

#12 Contagion drops from #10 to #12 a weekend gross of $1.8 million (-38.4%) in 1684 theaters (-566). Total gross to date is $71.9 million. Budget was $60 million.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $77.0 million (-9.5%).

New movies debuting in wide release this weekend are Johnny English Reborn, The Mighty Macs, Paranormal Activity 3 and The Three Musketeers (2011).

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

17. October 2011 by Andrew
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