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December 16-18, 2011
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RowTWLWTitle (click to view)StudioWeekend Gross% ChangeTheater Count / ChangeAverageTotal GrossBudget*Week #
1 17 12 Puss in Boots P/DW $465,209 -71.4% 757 -1,086 $615 $142,775,402 $130 8
2 15 10 Immortals Rela. $851,371 -65.4% 1,210 -1,076 $704 $81,889,376 $75 6
3 13 8 Happy Feet Two WB $1,077,329 -70.8% 1,780 -1,060 $605 $58,909,873 - 5
4 12 9 Jack and Jill Sony $1,228,843 -60.2% 1,910 -877 $643 $70,506,629 $79 6
5 19 13 J. Edgar WB $386,494 -67.5% 703 -852 $550 $35,718,897 $35 6
6 14 11 Tower Heist Uni. $901,025 -61.8% 1,315 -754 $685 $75,788,740 $75 7
7 6 3 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Sum. $4,197,893 -46.3% 2,958 -646 $1,419 $266,327,974 $110 5
8 9 4 The Muppets BV $3,520,926 -49.5% 2,808 -520 $1,254 $70,994,571 $45 4
9 8 5 Arthur Christmas Sony $3,554,286 -45.4% 2,929 -343 $1,213 $38,501,631 - 4
10 23 15 A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas WB (NL) $175,064 -63.1% 202 -268 $867 $34,413,079 $19 7
11 42 30 The Ides of March Sony $45,589 -61.6% 72 -115 $633 $40,567,824 - 11
12 35 26 Moneyball Sony $75,535 -49.7% 98 -110 $771 $74,317,363 $50 13
13 31 27 Paranormal Activity 3 Par. $91,616 -35.8% 206 -96 $445 $103,783,478 $5 9
14 29 23 Courageous TriS $102,879 -46.9% 101 -90 $1,019 $33,514,678 $2 12
15 24 16 In Time Fox $163,354 -52.9% 273 -81 $598 $36,732,694 $40 8
16 39 31 Midnight in Paris SPC $53,678 -53.5% 116 -79 $463 $56,293,474 $17 31
17 7 6 Hugo Par. $3,707,848 -38.7% 2,532 -76 $1,464 $39,155,709 - 4
18 37 25 Like Crazy ParV $57,513 -65.3% 100 -62 $575 $3,292,958 - 8
19 22 21 Dolphin Tale WB $193,092 -28.4% 281 -61 $687 $71,330,860 $37 13
20 36 34 The Help BV $72,053 -32.2% 156 -56 $462 $169,345,705 $25 19
21 44 - The Greatest Miracle KKM $37,652 -69.1% 36 -51 $1,046 $492,945 - 10
22 32 28 Real Steel BV $80,352 -39.1% 155 -51 $518 $83,737,282 - 11
23 41 35 The Three Musketeers (2011) Sum. $50,210 -41.8% 123 -45 $408 $20,315,324 $75 9
24 40 33 The Skin I Live In SPC $51,798 -53.0% 71 -38 $730 $2,942,230 - 10
25 45 40 50/50 Sum. $37,370 -42.5% 111 -35 $337 $34,963,967 $8 12
26 53 51 The Rum Diary FD $12,429 -57.8% 30 -33 $414 $13,100,042 $45 8
27 50 42 Martha Marcy May Marlene FoxS $21,602 -57.7% 39 -33 $554 $2,870,277 - 9
28 34 29 The Way PDA $79,295 -38.6% 93 -27 $853 $3,988,533 - 11
29 30 24 Margin Call RAtt. $98,178 -44.9% 121 -27 $811 $5,114,429 $3.5 9
30 54 50 Pastorela LGF $10,616 -65.6% 19 -25 $559 $156,784 - 3
31 43 43 Drive (2011) FD $41,947 -13.4% 56 -14 $749 $34,746,353 $15 14
32 26 22 Melancholia Magn. $133,914 -41.9% 131 -14 $1,022 $2,243,206 - 6
33 62 58 Into the Abyss IFC $6,389 -59.6% 17 -13 $376 $216,262 - 6
34 94 99 Answers to Nothing RAtt. $157 -81.9% 1 -6 $157 $22,029 - 3
35 57 56 Mozart's Sister MBox $9,421 -43.7% 10 -6 $942 $669,081 $4.5 18
36 49 52 The Lion King (in 3D) BV $23,694 -11.2% 32 -6 $740 $94,197,689 - 14
37 66 57 Eames: The Architect and the Painter FRun $5,614 -64.8% 6 -5 $936 $123,369 - 6
38 46 44 Take Shelter SPC $27,608 -42.1% 58 -5 $476 $1,627,470 $5 12
39 70 66 The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby FRun $3,410 -44.7% 3 -3 $1,137 $166,277 - 13
40 64 64 The Guard SPC $6,341 -38.4% 12 -3 $528 $5,325,090 $6 21
41 88 88 Inni CP $572 -66.5% 1 -2 $572 $116,398 - 8
42 90 77 Revenge of the Electric Car A23 $470 -83.2% 1 -2 $470 $150,307 - 9
43 95 103 Restless (2011) SPC $141 -79.4% 1 -2 $141 $163,141 $8 14
44 - 70 Magic to Win CL $2,140 -58.2% 3 -2 $713 $10,697 - 2
45 84 101 Higher Ground SPC $847 +17.6% 3 -2 $282 $836,503 $2 17
46 58 59 Under the Sea 3D WB $9,190 -30.3% 8 -2 $1,149 $28,778,574 - 149
47 48 47 Le Havre Jan. $24,257 -36.5% 21 -2 $1,155 $358,706 - 9
48 85 82 Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness ICir $789 -64.9% 1 -1 $789 $838,235 - 24
49 96 104 Paul Goodman Changed My Life Zeit. $17 -97.2% 1 -1 $17 $24,333 - 9
50 - 90 The Bride Wore Black (2011 re-release) FDesk $1,412 -2.3% 1 -1 $1,412 $17,661 - 7
51 80 86 The Mill and the Cross KC $1,045 -46.1% 3 -1 $348 $263,508 - 14
52 51 54 The Women on the 6th Floor Strand $18,684 -20.1% 12 -1 $1,557 $428,097 - 11
53 75 69 Khodorkovsky KL $1,759 -70.1% 1 - $1,759 $25,480 - 3
54 69 - Galapagos (IMAX) Imax $5,486 +41.8% 1 - $5,486 $18,046,670 - 634
55 76 - Rid of Me SD $1,660 - 1 - $1,660 $5,382 - 4
56 79 - The Conquest MBox $1,276 - 1 - $1,276 $40,439 - 6
57 87 97 Charlotte Rampling: The Look KL $645 -31.6% 1 - $645 $12,664 - 6
58 91 - My Joy KL $352 - 1 - $352 $5,457 - 7
59 92 107 Hell and Back Again DF $346 -13.7% 1 - $346 $34,637 - 11
60 - - American: The Bill Hicks Story Vari. $432 - 1 - $432 $91,306 - 13
61 - - Littlerock Vari. $581 - 1 - $581 $17,079 - 13
62 78 93 T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous (IMAX) Imax $1,298 +14.3% 1 - $1,298 $53,236,489 - 557
63 89 - King of Devil's Island FM $554 - 1 - $554 $2,345 - 4
64 - 106 Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle (2011 re-release) FDesk $80 -83.6% 1 - $80 $18,169 - 22
65 - 100 Le Rayon Vert (Summer) FDesk $349 -56.2% 1 - $349 $37,804 - 28
66 81 95 The Whale Pala. $1,028 +3.0% 1 - $1,028 $57,986 - 15
67 - N Addiction Incorporated Vari. $1,629 - 1 - $1,629 $3,683 - 1
68 83 - Jane's Journey FRun $982 - 1 - $982 $19,557 - 8
69 61 N Corman's World Anch. $7,000 - 2 - $3,500 $7,000 - 1
70 93 - 3 (2011) Strand $288 - 2 - $144 $59,774 - 13
71 82 - American Teacher FRun $994 - 2 - $497 $32,280 - 9
72 86 78 I Melt With You Magn. $670 -75.4% 2 - $335 $4,795 - 2
73 73 83 House of Pleasures IFC $2,912 +37.4% 3 - $971 $19,327 - 4
74 68 67 Sleeping Beauty (2011) (II) IFC $4,529 -23.8% 4 - $1,132 $29,004 - 3
75 59 N Cook County Hann. $7,579 - 5 - $1,516 $7,579 - 1
76 33 N Carnage (2011) SPC $79,795 - 5 - $15,959 $79,795 - 1
77 72 65 Outrage (2011) Magn. $3,082 -62.1% 7 - $440 $26,159 - 3
78 - 61 Elite Squad: The Enemy Within Vari. $5,014 -56.5% 7 - $716 $80,487 - 6
79 60 60 Young Goethe in Love MBox $7,298 -41.7% 8 - $912 $93,211 - 7
80 56 72 Sea Rex 3D: Journey to a Prehistoric World 3D $9,800 +131.5% 9 - $1,089 $4,433,633 $5 82
81 55 62 Tomboy (2011) Da. $9,881 -14.2% 9 - $1,098 $89,753 - 5
82 47 55 Hubble 3D WB $36,447 +7.5% 20 - $1,822 $29,762,240 - 92
83 28 32 The Polar Express (2011 re-issue) WB $108,303 -6.1% 25 - $4,332 $460,048 - 4
84 38 41 Born to Be Wild (IMAX) WB $57,088 -8.1% 49 - $1,165 $14,786,945 - 37
85 16 14 My Week with Marilyn Wein. $591,385 -24.3% 244 - $2,424 $6,087,130 - 4
86 3 N Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Par. $12,785,204 - 425 - $30,083 $13,385,204 $145 1
87 4 1 New Year's Eve WB (NL) $7,310,413 -43.8% 3,505 - $2,086 $24,716,167 $56 2
88 1 N Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows WB $39,637,079 - 3,703 - $10,704 $39,637,079 - 1
89 2 N Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Fox $23,244,744 - 3,723 - $6,244 $23,244,744 $75 1
90 77 102 El Bulli: Cooking in Progress AM $1,628 +135.9% 2 +1 $814 $193,613 - 21
91 74 94 London River Libre $2,600 +149.0% 2 +1 $1,300 $4,100 - 2
92 71 87 My Reincarnation Long Shot $3,121 +68.6% 3 +1 $1,040 $38,011 - 8
93 - 63 Space Station 3-D (IMAX) Imax $12,851 +21.3% 3 +1 $4,284 $84,615,858 - 505
94 21 19 The Artist Wein. $287,367 -2.7% 17 +1 $16,904 $1,327,520 $15 4
95 - 92 Amigo Vari. $3,489 +190.5% 3 +2 $1,163 $178,285 $1.5 18
96 65 91 The Interrupters CGld $6,282 +377.4% 3 +2 $2,094 $267,763 - 21
97 63 75 Crazy Wisdom AM $6,381 +105.2% 4 +2 $1,595 $43,106 - 4
98 11 7 The Descendants FoxS $3,268,357 -25.4% 878 +2 $3,723 $28,645,909 - 5
99 5 2 The Sitter Fox $4,608,681 -53.2% 2,752 +2 $1,675 $17,929,987 $25 2
100 52 74 Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey SD $13,903 +343.9% 8 +3 $1,738 $208,276 - 9
101 67 71 Blackthorn Magn. $4,535 +6.8% 9 +4 $504 $182,097 - 11
102 18 17 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Focus $456,777 +47.1% 16 +12 $28,549 $879,548 - 2
103 25 37 A Dangerous Method SPC $150,855 +96.1% 17 +13 $8,874 $719,857 - 4
104 20 20 Shame FoxS $307,254 +8.4% 51 +30 $6,025 $1,231,295 - 3
105 27 38 Footloose (2011) Par. $123,746 +76.7% 253 +52 $489 $51,292,776 $24 10
106 10 18 Young Adult Par. $3,403,159 +996.9% 986 +978 $3,451 $3,843,083 $12 2
TOTAL (106 MOVIES):$118,308,106+57.0%38,469-521$3,075 
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