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TWLWTitle (click to view)StudioWeekend Gross% ChangeTheater Count / ChangeAverageTotal GrossBudget*Week #
64 68 The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam Arrival Pictures $2,907 -56.7% 2 - $1,453 $200,190 - 29
2 2 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Buena Vista $19,777,962 -37.9% 3,853 +173 $5,133 $153,220,802 $180 3
19 14 Chicken Little Buena Vista $432,624 -59.0% 874 -728 $494 $130,023,971 $150 8
26 N Casanova Buena Vista $119,276 - 37 - $3,223 $119,276 - 1
35 28 Flightplan Buena Vista $46,068 -56.9% 158 -78 $291 $88,929,167 - 14
49 30 Shopgirl Buena Vista $17,859 -78.6% 47 -90 $379 $10,023,466 - 10
72 78 Aliens of the Deep (IMAX) Buena Vista $1,862 -37.9% 8 +1 $232 $7,518,703 - 48
76 - Gille's Wife Cinema Guild $940 - 1 - $940 $7,655 - 4
66 66 Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont Cineville $2,467 -65.6% 2 -3 $1,233 $67,334 $0.75 5
28 25 Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit DreamWorks $73,134 -41.5% 327 -53 $223 $55,682,605 $30 12
30 37 Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story DreamWorks $60,917 +56.0% 315 +144 $193 $32,311,931 $32 10
73 70 Go for Zucker First Run $1,577 -67.0% 2 -2 $788 $11,750 - 3
82 97 Electric Shadows First Run $180 -77.0% 1 - $180 $1,244 - 2
13 8 Brokeback Mountain Focus Features $1,910,310 -23.8% 217 +148 $8,803 $6,847,551 $14 3
18 11 Pride and Prejudice Focus Features $696,532 -55.9% 556 -585 $1,252 $31,177,171 - 7
4 N Cheaper by the Dozen 2 Fox $9,309,387 - 3,175 - $2,932 $14,591,141 - 1
6 3 The Family Stone Fox $6,563,270 -47.6% 2,469 +3 $2,658 $25,763,276 $18 2
15 6 Walk the Line Fox $1,596,929 -56.7% 1,183 -1,481 $1,349 $86,250,712 $28 6
55 50 In Her Shoes Fox $5,005 -73.4% 23 -38 $217 $32,813,744 - 12
79 83 Fantastic Four Fox $424 -80.5% 2 -3 $212 $154,695,366 $100 25
81 94 Transporter 2 Fox $194 -83.9% 3 -5 $64 $43,095,481 $32 17
7 N The Ringer Fox Searchlight $5,158,795 - 1,829 - $2,820 $5,158,795 - 1
58 58 Bee Season Fox Searchlight $4,407 -57.9% 10 -22 $440 $1,139,176 $14 7
60 55 Roll Bounce Fox Searchlight $4,228 -64.4% 14 -18 $302 $17,362,446 - 14
45 43 Adrenaline Rush: The Science of Risk (IMAX) Giant Screen Films $28,415 -6.6% 11 - $2,583 $10,827,638 - 167
51 56 Pulse: A Stomp Odyssey (IMAX) Giant Screen Films $11,030 -3.2% 6 - $1,838 $9,846,374 - 168
75 65 The Dying Gaul Holedigger Studios $1,447 -79.9% 7 -8 $206 $323,826 - 8
25 19 The Squid and the Whale IDP $146,539 -32.8% 123 -9 $1,191 $4,571,368 $1.5 12
46 31 Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic IDP $27,933 -62.3% 42 -15 $665 $1,049,280 - 7
29 29 Santa Vs. the Snowman - Season 4 (IMAX) IMAX $67,563 -35.3% 30 -2 $2,252 $840,211 - 8
32 32 Magnificent Desolation (IMAX) IMAX $51,277 -29.7% 22 -7 $2,330 $5,751,043 - 14
54 51 Galapagos (IMAX) IMAX $7,943 -49.5% 3 +1 $2,647 $15,492,751 - 322
59 90 Space Station 3-D (IMAX) IMAX $4,362 +202.5% 3 - $1,454 $63,906,212 - 193
65 76 T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous (IMAX) IMAX $2,487 -24.9% 2 - $1,243 $52,108,803 - 375
63 109 A Wake in Providence Indican $2,934 +936.7% 2 +1 $1,467 $390,592 - 37
71 79 God's Sandbox Indican $1,991 -33.5% 1 -1 $1,991 $49,365 - 22
80 - Wasabi Tuna (Re-issue) Indican $381 - 1 - $381 $34,869 - 7
61 62 The Syrian Bride Koch Lorber Films $3,822 -53.9% 3 - $1,274 $62,267 - 6
38 21 Saw II Lions Gate $40,788 -79.1% 80 -216 $509 $86,924,160 $4 9
43 20 In the Mix Lions Gate $30,872 -85.4% 42 -306 $735 $10,204,695 - 5
70 74 Nine Lives Magnolia $2,009 -43.9% 2 -4 $1,004 $351,211 - 11
68 63 Brooklyn Lobster Meadowbrook Pictures $2,377 -69.8% 3 -2 $792 $67,833 - 8
21 9 Just Friends New Line $261,875 -87.4% 704 -1,178 $371 $30,906,637 - 5
44 N The New World New Line $30,864 - 3 - $10,288 $30,864 $30 1
48 38 A History of Violence New Line $20,404 -44.9% 56 -48 $364 $31,109,593 $32 14
67 59 Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt Palm $2,425 -76.2% 2 -2 $1,212 $55,733 - 4
17 7 Yours, Mine and Ours Paramount $833,719 -76.3% 1,746 -977 $477 $47,877,556 $45 5
20 10 Aeon Flux Paramount $339,320 -80.6% 852 -1,206 $398 $24,409,889 $62 4
40 27 Get Rich or Die Tryin' Paramount $34,534 -69.9% 119 -87 $290 $30,702,142 $40 7
37 33 Ushpizin Picturehouse $43,302 -33.3% 34 -4 $1,273 $1,286,413 - 10
27 15 Rent Sony (Revolution) $100,696 -86.6% 174 -752 $578 $28,816,047 $40 5
3 N Fun with Dick and Jane Sony / Columbia $14,383,515 - 3,056 - $4,706 $21,959,271 $100 1
5 12 Memoirs of a Geisha Sony / Columbia $6,751,729 +418.4% 1,547 +1,495 $4,364 $9,841,364 $85 3
23 18 Capote Sony Classics $175,290 -41.9% 151 -42 $1,160 $11,140,487 $7 13
31 N Cache (Hidden) Sony Classics $57,010 - 5 - $11,402 $57,010 - 1
34 N The White Countess Sony Classics $46,348 - 10 - $4,634 $63,967 - 1
36 61 Breakfast on Pluto Sony Classics $46,037 +381.6% 41 +38 $1,122 $223,491 - 6
56 54 The Passenger (re-issue) Sony Classics $4,947 -59.7% 15 -5 $329 $492,832 - 9
78 - Cote D'Azur Strand $640 - 1 - $640 $138,386 - 16
83 88 Ellie Parker Strand $62 -96.7% 1 -2 $62 $26,966 - 7
69 69 The Aristocrats ThinkFilm $2,134 -57.5% 5 -3 $426 $6,357,172 - 22
74 81 The Boys of Baraka ThinkFilm $1,540 -35.3% 1 - $1,540 $42,207 - 4
77 67 Protocols of Zion ThinkFilm $728 -89.3% 1 -6 $728 $160,156 - 10
1 1 King Kong Universal $21,259,320 -57.6% 3,576 +8 $5,945 $108,582,050 $207 2
8 N Munich Universal $4,152,260 - 532 - $7,805 $4,152,260 $70 1
14 23 The Producers Universal $1,616,791 +945.9% 975 +969 $1,658 $1,860,042 $45 2
39 26 Jarhead Universal $40,740 -65.1% 194 -130 $210 $62,307,335 $72 8
24 22 Bluff Master UTV Communications $165,470 +3.2% 46 +3 $3,597 $377,080 - 2
57 64 The Work and the Glory II: American Zion Vineyard Distribution $4,771 -37.3% 10 -10 $477 $1,893,008 $6.5 10
9 4 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Warner Bros. $3,915,983 -34.2% 2,521 -664 $1,553 $260,631,396 $150 6
10 N Rumor Has It Warner Bros. $3,473,155 - 2,815 - $1,233 $3,473,155 - 1
11 5 Syriana Warner Bros. $3,109,998 -44.5% 1,725 -50 $1,802 $28,749,728 $50 5
16 13 The Polar Express (IMAX re-issue 2005) Warner Bros. $958,753 -12.2% 66 - $14,526 $7,584,998 - 5
47 57 North Country Warner Bros. $27,860 +145.5% 177 +146 $157 $18,152,413 $35 10
50 35 Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang Warner Bros. $12,899 -71.6% 31 -50 $416 $4,181,455 $15 10
22 17 Good Night, and Good Luck. Warner Independent $196,684 -42.5% 154 -168 $1,277 $22,822,670 $7 12
53 39 Paradise Now Warner Independent $9,423 -73.2% 13 -26 $724 $1,000,836 $2 9
12 N Wolf Creek Weinstein / Dimension $2,805,754 - 1,749 - $1,604 $2,805,754 - 1
33 36 Mrs. Henderson Presents Weinstein Company $47,303 +11.3% 17 +11 $2,782 $191,861 - 3
41 47 Transamerica Weinstein Company $33,438 +64.0% 6 +3 $5,573 $159,978 - 4
42 16 Derailed Weinstein Company $31,228 -91.5% 130 -417 $240 $35,609,745 $22 7
62 N The Intruder (2005) Wellspring $3,527 - 1 - $3,527 $3,527 - 1
52 49 Ballets Russes Zeitgeist $9,650 -49.7% 11 -4 $877 $406,531 - 9
TOTAL (83 MOVIES):$111,233,550-13.9%38,764+5,956$2,870 
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* Production Budget in millions. On average, studios earn approximately 55 percent of the final gross.



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