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Weekend Box Office: October 21 – 23

#1 Paranormal Activity 3 from Paramount debuts at #1 with an opening weekend gross of $52.5 million in 3321 theaters. Budget was $5 million.

#2 Real Steel from Buena Vista drops from #1 to #2 with a weekend gross of $10.8 million (-33.6%) in 3412 theaters (-28). Total gross to date is $66.7 million. Budget is unknown.

#3 Footloose (2011) from Paramount drops from #2 to #3 with a weekend gross of $10.3 million (-33.5%) in 3555 theaters (+6). Total gross to date is $30.3 million. Budget was $24 million.

#4 The Three Musketeers (2011) from Summit debuts at #4 with an opening weekend gross of $8.6 million in 3017 theaters. Budget is unknown.

#5 The Ides of March from Sony drops from #4 to #5 with a weekend gross of $4.8 million (-31.7%)in 2042 theaters (-157). Total gross to date is $29.1 million. Budget is unknown.

#6 Dolphin Tale from Warner Brothers drops from #5 to #6 with a weekend gross of $4.2 million (-32.3%) in 2828 theaters (-458). Total gross to date is $64.4 million. Budget was $37 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 Moneyball drops from #6 to #7 with a weekend gross of $3.9 million (-27.0%) in 2353 theaters (-487). Total gross to date is $63.6 million. Budget was $50 million.

#8 Johnny English Reborn debuts at #8 with an opening weekend gross of $3.8 million in 1552 theaters. Budget was $45 million.

#9 The Thing (2011) drops from #3 to #9 with a weekend gross of $3.0 million (-63.9%) in 2995 theaters (-1). Total gross to date is $14.0 million. Budget is unknown.

#10 50/50 drops from #7 to #10 with a weekend gross of $2.8 million (-33.4%) in 1932 theaters (-459). Total gross to date is $28.8 million. Budget was $8 million.

#11 Courageous drops from #8 to #11 with a weekend gross of $2.4 million (-24.5%) in 1195 theaters (-19). Total gross to date is $24.9 million. Budget was $2 million.

#12 The Big Year drops from #9 to #12 with a weekend gross of $1.6 million (-48.3%) in 2150 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $6.0 million. Budget is unknown.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $109.3 million (+42.0%).

New movies debuting in wide release this weekend are In Time, Puss in Boots, and The Rum Diary.

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

One reply on “Weekend Box Office: October 21 – 23”

Looking at this weekend, I’ve got just five words…it’s all about the Boots.

1) Puss in Boots – While I think PA3 is pretty muscular in the box office, Puss is going to show that film what having a ‘P’ in the title really means. Well-promoted, wide appeal characters, and nice voice acting talent (Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galafinakis, Billy Bob Thornton, Amy Sedaris), where is the lose here?

2) Paranormal Activity 3 – Ehhh…Still likely to be going strong. No account for taste, I suppose.

3) In Time – Look, they made this movie in the ’70’s, and it was called Logan’s Run. I’m having a hard time trying to figure out anything about this film, and I was surprised it was coming out this weekend. But it has a lot of theaters filled, and perhaps I’m just not watching TV that would have the ads for this surrounding it. It could Dylan Dog me, but I’ll risk it.

4) Real Steel – Like Rocky, this film ain’t layin’ down for nobody.

5) Footloose – Something’s has to be #5.

In retrospect, #3 is a real question mark. Very little seems to be known about In Time, but it convinced the studios to give it about 3,000 screens. I guess I’ll risk it.

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