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Weekend Box Office: Aug 9-Aug 11

#1 Elysium from TriStar opened at #1 with a gross of $29.8 million in 3,284 theaters.  Budget was $115 million.

#2 We’re The Millers from Warner Bros. opened at #2 with a gross of $264 million in 3,260 theaters.  Total gross to date is $37.9 million.  Budget was $37 million.

#3 Planes from Buena Vista opened at #3 with a gross of $22.2 million in 3,702 theaters.  Budget was $50 million.

#4 Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters from 20th Century Fox opened at #4 with a gross of $14.4 million in 3,031 theaters.  Total gross to date is $23.3 million.  Budget was $90 million.

#5 2 Guns from Universal fell from #1 to #5 with a gross of $11.2 million (-58.4%) in 3,028 theaters (+3).  Total gross to date is $48.6 million.  Budget was $61 million.

#6 The Smurfs 2 from Sony/Columbia fell from #3 to #6 with a gross of $9.3 million (-46.8%) in 3,867 theaters (+1).  Total gross to date is $46.5 million.  Budget was $105 million.

#7 The Wolverine from 20th Century Fox fell from #2 to #7 with a gross of $8 million (-62.4%) in 2,867 theaters (-1,057).  Total gross to date is $112 million.  Budget was $120 million.

#8 The Conjuring from Warner Bros. fell from #4 to #8 with a gross of $6.6 million (-49.1%) in 2,650 theaters (-465).  Total gross to date is $120.7 million.  Budget was $20 million.

#9 Despicable Me 2 from Universal fell from #5 to #9 with a gross of $5.9 million (-41.6%) in 2,395 theaters (-812).  Total gross to date is $338.5 million.  Budget was $76 million.

#10 Grown Ups 2 from Sony/Columbia fell from #6 to #10 with a gross of $3.6 million (-54.1%) in 2,102 theaters (-973).  Total gross to date is $123.8 million.  Budget was $80 million.

#11 Turbo from 20th Century Fox fell from #7 to #11 with a gross of $2.4 million (-62.3%) in 1,771 theaters (-1,214).  Total gross to date is $75.1 million.  Budget was $135 million.

#12 Blue Jasmine from Sony Classics rose from #14 to #12 with a gross of $2.3 million (+26.2%) in 119 theaters (+69).  Total gross to date is $19.7 million.  Budget was $6 million.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $142.3. million.

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

 

2 replies on “Weekend Box Office: Aug 9-Aug 11”

Preditions for this weekend before I forget yet again. (though maybe I shouldn’t, much easier to stay number one if you aren’t making too many picks to drag your average down. But then I feel guilty for not making them)

1. The Butler – unfortunately is probably going to kick the Gludious Maimus of number 2.
2. Kick Ass 2 – going to get it’s ass kicked
3. we’re the millers –
4. Elysium –
5. Planes –

Agreed CougRon- I hate getting busy and remembering sometime Saturday afternoon.

Though I do have to comment that the scarcity of updates on some weeks does slow my interest (and/or drop my attention span.) If there’s no score update or the show notes aren’t posted here (I’d prefer to wait & post there, if I can) it seems to help sap my interest. (Though I will cop to missing the podcast the last few weeks, but it takes time– 1:40 last week? C’mon guys! I don’t have THAT much drive time!)

Ok, that’s my 2 cents spent. so here we go:

1) The Butler- know nothing of this until few weeks ago, but it really does look good.

2) Kick Ass 2- while this I’ve know about for a while. Not so interested in the story this time around, and seen very few ads for it.

3) Elysium- the rest of the list is straight drop. This holds for another week at #3.

4) We’re the Millers- CougRon may be on to something, I’ve seen several comedies like this do the slow fall of the top 5.

5) Planes- little advertising and not-Pixar, does this exist only to sell toys? But it’s hedging too- Jobs could edge in (Paranoia, despite the all the ads I’ve seen, looks kinda lazy, doesn’t it?) but seriously, Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs??? Nah.

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