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December 16-18, 2011
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TWLWTitle (click to view)StudioWeekend Gross% ChangeTheater Count / ChangeAverageTotal GrossBudget*Week #
96 104 Paul Goodman Changed My Life Zeitgeist $17 -97.2% 1 -1 $17 $24,333 - 9
21 19 The Artist Weinstein Company $287,367 -2.7% 17 +1 $16,904 $1,327,520 $15 4
16 14 My Week with Marilyn Weinstein Company $591,385 -24.3% 244 - $2,424 $6,087,130 - 4
23 15 A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas Warner Bros. (New Line) $175,064 -63.1% 202 -268 $867 $34,413,079 $19 7
4 1 New Year's Eve Warner Bros. (New Line) $7,310,413 -43.8% 3,505 - $2,086 $24,716,167 $56 2
58 59 Under the Sea 3D Warner Bros. $9,190 -30.3% 8 -2 $1,149 $28,778,574 - 149
47 55 Hubble 3D Warner Bros. $36,447 +7.5% 20 - $1,822 $29,762,240 - 92
38 41 Born to Be Wild (IMAX) Warner Bros. $57,088 -8.1% 49 - $1,165 $14,786,945 - 37
28 32 The Polar Express (2011 re-issue) Warner Bros. $108,303 -6.1% 25 - $4,332 $460,048 - 4
22 21 Dolphin Tale Warner Bros. $193,092 -28.4% 281 -61 $687 $71,330,860 $37 13
19 13 J. Edgar Warner Bros. $386,494 -67.5% 703 -852 $550 $35,718,897 $35 6
13 8 Happy Feet Two Warner Bros. $1,077,329 -70.8% 1,780 -1,060 $605 $58,909,873 - 5
1 N Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Warner Bros. $39,637,079 - 3,703 - $10,704 $39,637,079 - 1
- - American: The Bill Hicks Story Variance Films $432 - 1 - $432 $91,306 - 13
- - Littlerock Variance Films $581 - 1 - $581 $17,079 - 13
- N Addiction Incorporated Variance Films $1,629 - 1 - $1,629 $3,683 - 1
- 92 Amigo Variance Films $3,489 +190.5% 3 +2 $1,163 $178,285 $1.5 18
- 61 Elite Squad: The Enemy Within Variance Films $5,014 -56.5% 7 - $716 $80,487 - 6
14 11 Tower Heist Universal $901,025 -61.8% 1,315 -754 $685 $75,788,740 $75 7
29 23 Courageous TriStar $102,879 -46.9% 101 -90 $1,019 $33,514,678 $2 12
- 106 Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle (2011 re-release) The Film Desk $80 -83.6% 1 - $80 $18,169 - 22
- 100 Le Rayon Vert (Summer) The Film Desk $349 -56.2% 1 - $349 $37,804 - 28
- 90 The Bride Wore Black (2011 re-release) The Film Desk $1,412 -2.3% 1 -1 $1,412 $17,661 - 7
45 40 50/50 Summit Entertainment $37,370 -42.5% 111 -35 $337 $34,963,967 $8 12
41 35 The Three Musketeers (2011) Summit Entertainment $50,210 -41.8% 123 -45 $408 $20,315,324 $75 9
6 3 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Summit Entertainment $4,197,893 -46.3% 2,958 -646 $1,419 $266,327,974 $110 5
76 - Rid of Me Submarine Deluxe $1,660 - 1 - $1,660 $5,382 - 4
52 74 Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey Submarine Deluxe $13,903 +343.9% 8 +3 $1,738 $208,276 - 9
93 - 3 (2011) Strand $288 - 2 - $144 $59,774 - 13
51 54 The Women on the 6th Floor Strand $18,684 -20.1% 12 -1 $1,557 $428,097 - 11
95 103 Restless (2011) Sony Classics $141 -79.4% 1 -2 $141 $163,141 $8 14
84 101 Higher Ground Sony Classics $847 +17.6% 3 -2 $282 $836,503 $2 17
64 64 The Guard Sony Classics $6,341 -38.4% 12 -3 $528 $5,325,090 $6 21
46 44 Take Shelter Sony Classics $27,608 -42.1% 58 -5 $476 $1,627,470 $5 12
40 33 The Skin I Live In Sony Classics $51,798 -53.0% 71 -38 $730 $2,942,230 - 10
39 31 Midnight in Paris Sony Classics $53,678 -53.5% 116 -79 $463 $56,293,474 $17 31
33 N Carnage (2011) Sony Classics $79,795 - 5 - $15,959 $79,795 - 1
25 37 A Dangerous Method Sony Classics $150,855 +96.1% 17 +13 $8,874 $719,857 - 4
42 30 The Ides of March Sony / Columbia $45,589 -61.6% 72 -115 $633 $40,567,824 - 11
35 26 Moneyball Sony / Columbia $75,535 -49.7% 98 -110 $771 $74,317,363 $50 13
12 9 Jack and Jill Sony / Columbia $1,228,843 -60.2% 1,910 -877 $643 $70,506,629 $79 6
8 5 Arthur Christmas Sony / Columbia $3,554,286 -45.4% 2,929 -343 $1,213 $38,501,631 - 4
94 99 Answers to Nothing Roadside Attractions $157 -81.9% 1 -6 $157 $22,029 - 3
30 24 Margin Call Roadside Attractions $98,178 -44.9% 121 -27 $811 $5,114,429 $3.5 9
15 10 Immortals Relativity $851,371 -65.4% 1,210 -1,076 $704 $81,889,376 $75 6
34 29 The Way Producers Distribution Agency $79,295 -38.6% 93 -27 $853 $3,988,533 - 11
37 25 Like Crazy Paramount Vantage $57,513 -65.3% 100 -62 $575 $3,292,958 - 8
17 12 Puss in Boots Paramount (DreamWorks) $465,209 -71.4% 757 -1,086 $615 $142,775,402 $130 8
31 27 Paranormal Activity 3 Paramount $91,616 -35.8% 206 -96 $445 $103,783,478 $5 9
27 38 Footloose (2011) Paramount $123,746 +76.7% 253 +52 $489 $51,292,776 $24 10
10 18 Young Adult Paramount $3,403,159 +996.9% 986 +978 $3,451 $3,843,083 $12 2
7 6 Hugo Paramount $3,707,848 -38.7% 2,532 -76 $1,464 $39,155,709 - 4
3 N Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Paramount $12,785,204 - 425 - $30,083 $13,385,204 $145 1
81 95 The Whale Paladin $1,028 +3.0% 1 - $1,028 $57,986 - 15
79 - The Conquest Music Box Films $1,276 - 1 - $1,276 $40,439 - 6
60 60 Young Goethe in Love Music Box Films $7,298 -41.7% 8 - $912 $93,211 - 7
57 56 Mozart's Sister Music Box Films $9,421 -43.7% 10 -6 $942 $669,081 $4.5 18
86 78 I Melt With You Magnolia $670 -75.4% 2 - $335 $4,795 - 2
72 65 Outrage (2011) Magnolia $3,082 -62.1% 7 - $440 $26,159 - 3
67 71 Blackthorn Magnolia $4,535 +6.8% 9 +4 $504 $182,097 - 11
26 22 Melancholia Magnolia $133,914 -41.9% 131 -14 $1,022 $2,243,206 - 6
71 87 My Reincarnation Long Shot Factory $3,121 +68.6% 3 +1 $1,040 $38,011 - 8
54 50 Pastorela Lionsgate $10,616 -65.6% 19 -25 $559 $156,784 - 3
44 - The Greatest Miracle KKM $37,652 -69.1% 36 -51 $1,046 $492,945 - 10
91 - My Joy Kino Lorber $352 - 1 - $352 $5,457 - 7
87 97 Charlotte Rampling: The Look Kino Lorber $645 -31.6% 1 - $645 $12,664 - 6
75 69 Khodorkovsky Kino Lorber $1,759 -70.1% 1 - $1,759 $25,480 - 3
80 86 The Mill and the Cross Kino Classics $1,045 -46.1% 3 -1 $348 $263,508 - 14
48 47 Le Havre Janus Films $24,257 -36.5% 21 -2 $1,155 $358,706 - 9
85 82 Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness International Film Circuit $789 -64.9% 1 -1 $789 $838,235 - 24
78 93 T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous (IMAX) IMAX $1,298 +14.3% 1 - $1,298 $53,236,489 - 557
69 - Galapagos (IMAX) IMAX $5,486 +41.8% 1 - $5,486 $18,046,670 - 634
- 63 Space Station 3-D (IMAX) IMAX $12,851 +21.3% 3 +1 $4,284 $84,615,858 - 505
73 83 House of Pleasures IFC $2,912 +37.4% 3 - $971 $19,327 - 4
68 67 Sleeping Beauty (2011) (II) IFC $4,529 -23.8% 4 - $1,132 $29,004 - 3
62 58 Into the Abyss IFC $6,389 -59.6% 17 -13 $376 $216,262 - 6
59 N Cook County Hannover House $7,579 - 5 - $1,516 $7,579 - 1
50 42 Martha Marcy May Marlene Fox Searchlight $21,602 -57.7% 39 -33 $554 $2,870,277 - 9
20 20 Shame Fox Searchlight $307,254 +8.4% 51 +30 $6,025 $1,231,295 - 3
11 7 The Descendants Fox Searchlight $3,268,357 -25.4% 878 +2 $3,723 $28,645,909 - 5
24 16 In Time Fox $163,354 -52.9% 273 -81 $598 $36,732,694 $40 8
5 2 The Sitter Fox $4,608,681 -53.2% 2,752 +2 $1,675 $17,929,987 $25 2
2 N Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Fox $23,244,744 - 3,723 - $6,244 $23,244,744 $75 1
18 17 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Focus Features $456,777 +47.1% 16 +12 $28,549 $879,548 - 2
83 - Jane's Journey First Run $982 - 1 - $982 $19,557 - 8
82 - American Teacher First Run $994 - 2 - $497 $32,280 - 9
70 66 The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby First Run $3,410 -44.7% 3 -3 $1,137 $166,277 - 13
66 57 Eames: The Architect and the Painter First Run $5,614 -64.8% 6 -5 $936 $123,369 - 6
53 51 The Rum Diary FilmDistrict $12,429 -57.8% 30 -33 $414 $13,100,042 $45 8
43 43 Drive (2011) FilmDistrict $41,947 -13.4% 56 -14 $749 $34,746,353 $15 14
89 - King of Devil's Island Film Movement $554 - 1 - $554 $2,345 - 4
92 107 Hell and Back Again Docurama Films $346 -13.7% 1 - $346 $34,637 - 11
55 62 Tomboy (2011) Dada Films $9,881 -14.2% 9 - $1,098 $89,753 - 5
88 88 Inni Cinema Purgatorio $572 -66.5% 1 -2 $572 $116,398 - 8
74 94 London River Cinema Libre $2,600 +149.0% 2 +1 $1,300 $4,100 - 2
65 91 The Interrupters Cinema Guild $6,282 +377.4% 3 +2 $2,094 $267,763 - 21
- 70 Magic to Win China Lion $2,140 -58.2% 3 -2 $713 $10,697 - 2
49 52 The Lion King (in 3D) Buena Vista $23,694 -11.2% 32 -6 $740 $94,197,689 - 14
36 34 The Help Buena Vista $72,053 -32.2% 156 -56 $462 $169,345,705 $25 19
32 28 Real Steel Buena Vista $80,352 -39.1% 155 -51 $518 $83,737,282 - 11
9 4 The Muppets Buena Vista $3,520,926 -49.5% 2,808 -520 $1,254 $70,994,571 $45 4
90 77 Revenge of the Electric Car Area23a $470 -83.2% 1 -2 $470 $150,307 - 9
61 N Corman's World Anchor Bay Films $7,000 - 2 - $3,500 $7,000 - 1
77 102 El Bulli: Cooking in Progress Alive Mind Cinema $1,628 +135.9% 2 +1 $814 $193,613 - 21
63 75 Crazy Wisdom Alive Mind Cinema $6,381 +105.2% 4 +2 $1,595 $43,106 - 4
56 72 Sea Rex 3D: Journey to a Prehistoric World 3D Entertainment $9,800 +131.5% 9 - $1,089 $4,433,633 $5 82
TOTAL (106 MOVIES):$118,308,106+57.0%38,469-521$3,075 
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