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Weekend Box Office


December 25-27, 2009
Weekend

Christmas Booms with 'Avatar,' 'Sherlock,' 'Alvin'...

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NOTE: Due to the holidays, a number of pictures will remain estimates.


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TWLWTitle (click to view)StudioWeekend Gross% ChangeTheater Count / ChangeAverageTotal GrossBudget*Week #
- 45 La Danse: Le Ballet de L'Opera de Paris Zipp. $21,775 -13.1% 20 -5 $1,089 $377,925 - 8
1 1 Avatar Fox $75,617,183 -1.8% 3,456 +4 $21,880 $212,711,184 - 2
2 N Sherlock Holmes WB $62,304,277 - 3,626 - $17,183 $62,304,277 $90 1
3 N Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Fox $48,875,415 - 3,700 - $13,210 $75,589,048 $75 1
4 N It's Complicated Uni. $22,100,820 - 2,887 - $7,655 $22,100,820 $85 1
5 3 The Blind Side WB $11,519,345 +14.9% 2,766 -641 $4,165 $184,195,981 $29 6
6 8 Up in the Air Par. $11,270,248 +251.1% 1,895 +1,720 $5,947 $24,031,968 $25 4
7 2 The Princess and the Frog BV $9,004,610 -26.1% 3,475 - $2,591 $63,679,289 $105 5
8 21 Nine Wein. $5,452,513 +2,019.7% 1,412 +1,408 $3,862 $5,830,585 $80 2
9 4 Did You Hear About the Morgans? Sony $5,000,143 -24.4% 2,718 - $1,840 $15,600,328 $58 2
10 6 Invictus WB $4,067,541 -3.2% 2,160 +35 $1,883 $23,049,804 $60 3
11 5 The Twilight Saga: New Moon Sum. $3,044,259 -30.9% 1,593 -1,442 $1,911 $280,962,758 $50 6
12 N 3 Idiots Relbig. $1,645,502 - 119 - $13,828 $2,149,347 - 1
13 7 A Christmas Carol (2009) BV $1,292,155 -62.5% 1,245 -825 $1,038 $135,888,543 $200 8
14 9 Brothers LGF $1,210,172 -58.1% 858 -1,151 $1,410 $25,341,515 $26 4
15 11 2012 Sony $994,494 -54.9% 800 -1,442 $1,243 $161,490,680 $200 7
16 13 Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire LGF $865,083 -28.1% 629 -374 $1,375 $41,778,920 $10 8
17 20 The Young Victoria App. $742,089 +184.8% 191 +147 $3,885 $1,196,667 $35 2
18 10 Old Dogs BV $652,737 -72.1% 645 -1,985 $1,012 $45,882,504 $35 5
19 16 The Road W/Dim. $449,066 -32.0% 311 -85 $1,444 $5,879,604 $25 5
20 N The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus SPC $415,233 - 48 - $8,651 $415,233 $30 1
21 27 A Single Man Wein. $352,652 +146.9% 46 +37 $7,666 $920,532 $7 3
22 24 Broken Embraces SPC $349,408 +76.2% 71 +41 $4,921 $1,313,884 - 6
23 18 Fantastic Mr. Fox Fox $344,592 -42.5% 197 -343 $1,749 $18,288,004 $40 7
24 12 Armored SGem $321,543 -75.0% 244 -1,294 $1,318 $15,303,287 $20 4
25 22 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Sony $237,775 -6.8% 276 -31 $862 $123,499,498 $100 15
26 14 Ninja Assassin WB $203,124 -78.2% 166 -989 $1,224 $37,166,599 $40 5
27 38 Where the Wild Things Are WB $197,658 +249.0% 267 +144 $740 $76,038,911 $100 11
28 23 An Education SPC $170,538 -22.8% 153 -47 $1,115 $7,437,144 $7.5 12
29 25 Couples Retreat Uni. $162,155 -5.0% 230 -64 $705 $108,134,160 $70 12
30 32 Crazy Heart FoxS $159,850 +93.4% 12 +8 $13,321 $324,428 $7 2
31 30 Law Abiding Citizen Over. $137,779 +58.3% 205 +54 $672 $72,645,906 $50 11
32 15 Planet 51 Sony $104,685 -87.1% 209 -1,140 $501 $39,213,810 $70 6
33 19 The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day App. $97,741 -76.0% 102 -302 $958 $9,744,417 $8 9
34 26 Me and Orson Welles Free $91,606 -41.4% 115 -19 $797 $759,235 $25 5
35 29 Paranormal Activity Par. $71,724 -19.2% 158 -79 $454 $107,736,981 $0.015 14
36 28 A Serious Man Focus $66,124 -32.7% 49 -68 $1,349 $9,042,760 - 13
37 42 Under the Sea 3D WB $52,590 +67.5% 26 - $2,023 $19,231,134 - 46
38 33 Astro Boy Sum. $51,722 -35.5% 168 -84 $308 $19,298,834 $65 10
39 51 Magnificent Desolation (IMAX) Imax $48,552 +275.3% 2 -1 $24,276 $31,319,155 - 223
40 35 The Fourth Kind Uni. $45,120 -32.1% 64 -69 $705 $25,360,255 - 8
41 39 The Lovely Bones P/DW $41,916 -7.1% 3 - $13,972 $276,161 $65 3
42 37 Pirate Radio Focus $32,266 -45.5% 113 -129 $286 $7,913,976 $50 7
43 31 The Men Who Stare at Goats Over. $29,965 -65.2% 74 -133 $405 $31,944,330 $25 8
44 34 The Polar Express (IMAX re-issue 2009) WB $23,257 -69.0% 20 +3 $1,163 $458,372 - 8
45 36 Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans First $21,456 -67.0% 32 -44 $671 $1,367,264 $25 6
46 N Police, Adjective IFC $19,452 - 8 - $2,432 $26,692 - 1
47 40 The Box WB $17,649 -56.6% 50 -81 $353 $15,008,812 $30 8
48 41 Red Cliff Magn. $14,658 -59.9% 24 -16 $611 $485,186 - 6
49 44 The Messenger Osci. $13,955 -47.2% 22 -21 $634 $623,689 $6.5 7
50 48 Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure (IMAX) NGE $13,282 -21.4% 8 - $1,660 $22,673,984 - 117
51 43 Coco Before Chanel SPC $13,230 -53.1% 19 -34 $696 $5,964,683 $23 14
52 52 Deep Sea 3D (IMAX) WB $9,197 +26.3% 3 - $3,066 $42,776,742 - 169
53 46 Amelia FoxS $9,044 -51.8% 24 -41 $377 $14,195,118 $40 10
54 62 Dolphins and Whales: Tribes of the Ocean 3D 3D $8,717 +239.8% 4 - $2,179 $7,243,378 - 98
55 50 The Private Lives of Pippa Lee Scre. $8,649 -43.3% 10 -7 $865 $247,397 - 5
56 47 Space Station 3-D (IMAX) Imax $6,518 -63.7% 3 - $2,173 $80,528,192 - 402
57 49 The Maid Elep. $5,025 -69.3% 6 -13 $838 $481,482 - 11
58 59 A Town Called Panic Zeit. $3,737 +31.1% 2 +1 $1,869 $10,180 - 2
59 74 The Beaches of Agnes CGld $1,616 +34.7% 3 +1 $539 $224,318 - 26
60 61 The House of the Devil Magn. $1,369 -47.6% 3 -3 $456 $100,659 - 9
61 57 35 Shots of Rum CGld $1,345 -57.7% 3 +1 $448 $128,886 - 15
62 - Le combat dans l'Óle (1962) FDesk $1,272 - 1 - $1,272 $32,630 - 27
63 58 Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg ICir $1,166 -61.1% 2 -1 $583 $1,131,688 - 25
64 81 Seraphine MBox $1,112 +25.1% 1 -1 $1,112 $855,871 - 30
65 75 The September Issue RAtt. $1,031 -12.2% 4 - $258 $3,813,787 - 18
66 92 The Missing Person Strand $1,028 +443.9% 1 - $1,028 $9,330 - 6
67 60 Until the Light Takes Us Vari. $988 -63.1% 1 -1 $988 $44,308 - 4
68 79 The Sun Lorb. $803 -20.6% 2 - $402 $46,368 - 6
69 66 Ong Bak 2: The Beginning Magn. $608 -67.6% 3 - $203 $102,055 - 10
70 - Small Change (re-issue) FDesk $574 - 1 - $574 $15,649 - 5
71 - The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry 5&2 $534 - 1 - $534 $1,168,307 - 15
72 86 Endgame Mont. $456 -14.9% 1 - $456 $7,703 - 8
73 77 Oh My God? Mitro. $412 -62.7% 1 - $412 $38,244 - 7
74 83 Serious Moonlight Magn. $408 -46.9% 1 -1 $408 $25,137 - 4
75 54 The Damned United SPC $402 -92.1% 3 -17 $134 $437,949 - 12
76 78 Bronson Magn. $338 -67.4% 2 -2 $169 $104,792 - 12
77 70 The Slammin' Salmon Anch. $196 -86.7% 1 -2 $196 $38,460 - 3
78 73 Four Seasons Lodge FRun $190 -84.8% 1 -1 $190 $42,850 - 7
79 96 Crude FRun $145 +107.1% 1 - $145 $162,172 - 16
80 91 Big Fan FInd. $91 -60.3% 1 - $91 $230,088 - 18
81 89 Beeswax CGld $54 -79.6% 1 - $54 $41,439 - 20
82 94 From Mexico with Love RAtt. $10 -92.9% 1 -1 $10 $548,719 - 12
TOTAL (83 MOVIES):$270,119,719+95.8%37,779-95$7,150 
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* Production Budget in millions. On average, studios earn approximately 55 percent of the final gross.



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