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RowTWLWTitle (click to view)StudioWeekend Gross% ChangeTheater Count / ChangeAverageTotal GrossBudget*Week #
1 32 32 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Par. $158,153 -33.3% 107 -71 $1,478 $208,019,613 $145 12
2 24 35 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) Sony $286,352 +60.7% 256 +131 $1,119 $102,068,888 $90 11
3 4 4 Safe House Uni. $7,390,935 -32.4% 2,553 -499 $2,895 $108,355,425 $85 4
4 6 3 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island WB $6,547,374 -51.1% 3,060 -290 $2,140 $85,233,873 $79 4
5 22 22 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Fox $345,052 -8.5% 314 +3 $1,099 $130,804,281 $75 12
6 1 N Dr. Seuss' The Lorax Uni. $70,217,070 - 3,729 - $18,830 $70,217,070 $70 1
7 47 31 Underworld Awakening SGem $72,270 -70.2% 79 -181 $915 $62,321,039 $70 7
8 38 36 War Horse BV $116,319 -33.8% 131 -82 $888 $79,237,317 $66 11
9 8 7 This Means War Fox $5,561,323 -34.0% 2,342 -847 $2,375 $41,399,962 $65 3
10 30 21 Red Tails Fox $190,895 -56.3% 249 -240 $767 $49,159,624 $58 7
11 9 6 Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Sony $4,545,637 -49.5% 2,487 -687 $1,828 $44,826,376 $57 3
12 45 39 The Muppets BV $79,202 -45.7% 138 -67 $574 $88,479,901 $45 15
13 23 20 Big Miracle Uni. $301,560 -54.9% 359 -269 $840 $19,362,140 $40 5
14 50 40 One For the Money LGF $59,596 -56.8% 117 -112 $509 $26,060,754 $40 6
15 7 5 The Vow SGem $6,011,147 -39.4% 2,826 -212 $2,127 $111,623,496 $30 4
16 26 18 The Grey ORF $258,960 -67.6% 308 -609 $841 $50,732,510 $25 6
17 36 37 Contraband Uni. $120,620 -30.0% 148 -49 $815 $66,362,065 $25 8
18 92 68 The Help BV $2,645 -88.3% 5 -133 $529 $169,705,587 $25 30
19 78 61 Haywire Rela. $9,890 -75.3% 32 -5 $309 $18,852,951 $23 7
20 79 38 Midnight in Paris SPC $7,044 -95.6% 11 -153 $640 $56,802,123 $17 42
21 11 13 The Artist Wein. $3,625,571 +24.8% 1,756 +790 $2,065 $36,813,989 $15 15
22 3 1 Act of Valor Rela. $13,572,578 -44.5% 3,053 +14 $4,446 $45,111,924 $12 2
23 13 11 Chronicle (2012) Fox $1,931,431 -47.6% 1,054 -743 $1,832 $60,846,697 $12 5
24 52 66 Sea Rex 3D: Journey to a Prehistoric World 3D $48,293 +86.6% 12 - $4,024 $4,891,030 $5 93
25 109 97 Take Shelter SPC $860 -52.4% 3 - $287 $1,728,114 $5 23
26 82 79 The Devil Inside Par. $5,165 -26.7% 17 -8 $304 $53,201,716 $1 9
27 2 N Project X WB $21,051,363 - 3,055 - $6,891 $21,051,363 - 1
28 5 2 Tyler Perry's Good Deeds LGF $7,047,061 -54.8% 2,132 - $3,305 $25,791,693 - 2
29 10 8 Wanderlust Uni. $3,843,840 -41.1% 2,002 - $1,920 $12,484,655 - 2
30 12 9 Gone LG/S $3,001,862 -37.1% 2,186 - $1,373 $8,949,839 - 2
31 14 10 The Secret World of Arrietty BV $1,484,644 -65.9% 1,431 -91 $1,037 $16,753,024 - 3
32 15 15 The Descendants FoxS $1,291,817 -39.4% 694 -195 $1,861 $80,392,543 - 16
33 16 16 Hugo Par. $1,233,618 -18.3% 406 -95 $3,038 $71,300,195 - 15
34 17 14 The Woman in Black CBS $1,154,475 -57.6% 812 -915 $1,422 $52,241,390 - 5
35 18 12 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (in 3D) Fox $1,100,446 -65.3% 731 -887 $1,505 $42,218,779 - 4
36 19 23 A Separation SPC $952,051 +159.9% 243 +160 $3,918 $3,677,464 - 10
37 20 19 The Iron Lady Wein. $850,909 +22.4% 511 -11 $1,665 $27,006,913 - 10
38 21 17 Goon Magn. $747,180 -39.4% 242 +1 $3,088 $2,594,662 - 2
39 25 25 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Focus $263,189 -22.9% 126 -38 $2,089 $23,665,415 - 13
40 27 24 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows WB $257,558 -26.5% 266 -67 $968 $186,271,351 - 12
41 28 27 We Bought a Zoo Fox $243,829 -14.4% 266 -14 $917 $74,406,782 - 11
42 29 30 Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close WB $226,037 -12.4% 303 +23 $746 $31,516,404 - 11
43 31 28 The Adventures of Tintin Par. $186,315 -32.2% 215 -57 $867 $77,167,157 - 11
44 33 33 Pina IFC $157,961 -17.8% 64 -20 $2,468 $2,825,932 - 11
45 34 63 We Need to Talk About Kevin Osci. $132,595 +253.2% 40 +24 $3,315 $818,315 - 13
46 35 26 My Week with Marilyn Wein. $130,847 -57.1% 120 -282 $1,090 $14,340,551 - 15
47 37 44 Rampart MNE $119,387 +21.3% 52 +7 $2,296 $539,848 - 4
48 39 34 Joyful Noise WB $115,826 -37.0% 202 -75 $573 $30,769,139 - 8
49 40 47 In Darkness SPC $106,843 +20.4% 35 +13 $3,053 $421,056 - 4
50 41 42 Born to Be Wild (IMAX) WB $96,153 -17.9% 40 - $2,404 $16,793,007 - 48
51 42 N Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie Magn. $87,475 - 24 - $3,645 $87,475 - 1
52 43 49 Thin Ice ATO $83,621 +4.7% 41 -5 $2,040 $459,316 - 3
53 44 70 Undefeated (2012) Wein. $82,230 +325.8% 12 +7 $6,853 $164,058 - 3
54 46 29 2012 Oscar Nominated Short Films Shrts. $76,964 -71.9% 59 -87 $1,304 $1,625,101 - 4
55 48 46 A Dangerous Method SPC $67,772 -27.3% 53 -28 $1,279 $5,457,215 - 15
56 49 41 Albert Nobbs RAtt. $65,200 -49.5% 68 -32 $959 $2,724,348 - 6
57 51 N Lost Woods Noct. $58,240 - 13 - $4,480 $58,240 - 1
58 53 59 Love (2012) CL $45,308 +9.8% 15 +8 $3,021 $234,159 - 3
59 54 55 Hubble 3D WB $44,628 -7.5% 22 +4 $2,029 $30,945,319 - 103
60 55 N Being Flynn Focus $43,990 - 4 - $10,998 $43,990 - 1
61 56 64 W.E. Wein. $43,623 +57.9% 19 +4 $2,296 $327,508 - 5
62 57 54 Happy Feet Two WB $43,609 -15.6% 85 - $513 $63,992,328 - 16
63 58 69 Coriolanus Wein. $37,162 +68.7% 14 +6 $2,654 $410,266 - 7
64 59 45 Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya UTV $32,432 -65.7% 26 -23 $1,247 $155,247 - 2
65 60 56 Under the Sea 3D WB $30,839 -33.1% 15 +5 $2,056 $29,291,570 - 160
66 61 57 Shame FoxS $29,692 -30.7% 22 -3 $1,350 $3,856,516 - 14
67 62 60 Chico & Rita GK $28,486 -29.8% 15 +3 $1,899 $163,688 - 4
68 63 N Boy (2012) PalUni $21,244 - 2 - $10,622 $21,244 - 1
69 64 N Paan Singh Tomar UTV $20,568 - 10 - $2,057 $20,568 - 1
70 65 N The Salt of Life Zeit. $19,176 - 2 - $9,588 $19,176 - 1
71 66 71 Carnage (2011) SPC $19,106 +2.9% 19 -3 $1,006 $2,491,960 - 12
72 67 65 Forgiveness of Blood IFC $17,816 -33.3% 6 +3 $2,969 $53,167 - 2
73 68 58 Bullhead Drft. $17,800 -56.9% 17 -17 $1,047 $118,100 - 3
74 69 67 Space Station 3-D (IMAX) Imax $17,745 -27.6% 4 - $4,436 $85,043,250 - 516
75 70 51 Beauty and the Beast (3D) BV $14,953 -72.8% 24 -35 $623 $47,259,181 - 8
76 71 72 The Flowers of War WHE $13,985 -16.2% 6 -1 $2,331 $267,150 - 7
77 72 N This is Not a Film PalT $12,608 - 5 - $2,522 $16,519 - 1
78 73 75 Crazy Horse Zipp. $12,600 +22.3% 10 +2 $1,260 $90,800 - 7
79 74 N Let the Bullets Fly Vari. $11,287 - 5 - $2,257 $11,287 - 1
80 75 73 Pariah Focus $10,801 -15.3% 13 - $831 $730,362 - 10
81 76 77 The Women on the 6th Floor Strand $10,576 +40.9% 6 +1 $1,763 $631,932 - 22
82 77 62 Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu UTV $10,405 -73.9% 10 -25 $1,041 $1,150,019 - 4
83 80 86 In the Land of Blood and Honey FD $6,274 +65.7% 8 +4 $784 $301,305 - 11
84 81 N Better Than Something: Jay Reatard BTS $5,712 - 4 - $1,428 $5,712 - 1
85 83 74 Deep Sea 3D (IMAX) WB $5,001 -54.1% 2 - $2,501 $44,512,774 - 302
86 84 - Kill List IFC $4,711 - 10 - $471 $26,297 - 5
87 85 80 A Trip to the Moon/The Extraordinary Voyage FA $4,452 -23.5% 6 +2 $742 $21,850 - 4
88 86 87 Once Upon a Time in Anatolia CGld $4,196 +16.6% 3 -1 $1,399 $73,827 - 9
89 87 - Le Havre Jan. $4,171 - 6 - $695 $589,510 - 20
90 88 81 Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness ICir $3,223 -40.2% 2 - $1,612 $874,944 - 35
91 89 - Ranchero Indic. $2,960 - 2 - $1,480 $6,786 - 3
92 90 N Art Is... The Permanent Revolution FRun $2,718 - 1 - $2,718 $2,718 - 1
93 91 N Last Days Here IFC $2,671 - 1 - $2,671 $2,671 - 1
94 93 - Crazy Wisdom AM $2,569 - 1 - $2,569 $59,393 - 15
95 94 85 An Inconsistent Truth RM $2,270 -40.6% 1 - $2,270 $63,574 - 6
96 95 103 The Turin Horse CGld $2,265 +68.8% 2 - $1,133 $25,988 - 4
97 96 - The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu FDesk $2,124 - 1 - $2,124 $31,396 - 22
98 97 91 T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous (IMAX) Imax $2,050 -7.5% 1 - $2,050 $53,252,667 - 568
99 98 78 The Skin I Live In SPC $1,410 -80.3% 3 -11 $470 $3,180,826 - 21
100 99 - Charlotte Rampling: The Look KL $1,340 - 1 - $1,340 $18,920 - 17
101 101 104 The Way PDA $1,314 +6.5% 2 - $657 $4,429,933 - 22
102 102 N Falling Away Indic. $1,284 - 2 - $642 $1,284 - 1
103 103 N The Snowtown Murders IFC $1,273 - 1 - $1,273 $1,273 - 1
104 100 76 On the Ice PMKBNC $1,148 -86.1% 2 -3 $574 $41,616 - 3
105 104 - Addiction Incorporated Vari. $1,096 - 2 - $548 $29,208 - 12
106 105 - The Devil, Probably (2012 re-release) FDesk $958 - 1 - $958 $6,382 - 8
107 106 - Tyrannosaur Strand $952 - 2 - $476 $21,062 - 15
108 107 - Elite Squad: The Enemy Within Vari. $941 - 2 - $471 $100,119 - 17
109 108 N Where Are You Taking Me? Icar. $937 - 1 - $937 $937 - 1
110 110 100 The Whale Pala. $786 -47.5% 1 - $786 $72,742 - 26
111 111 114 Windfall FRun $571 +957.4% 1 - $571 $3,100 - 5
112 112 96 Kung Fu Joe Indic. $412 -78.2% 1 - $412 $11,594 - 4
113 113 - Sing Your Song S2BN $400 - 1 - $400 $33,275 - 8
114 114 105 Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos Elev. $266 -72.7% 1 - $266 $177,802 - 7
115 115 113 Putin's Kiss KL $150 -3.2% 1 - $150 $2,944 - 3
116 116 - The Pruitt-Igoe Myth FRun $141 - 1 - $141 $33,616 - 7
117 117 115 Galapagos (IMAX) Imax $70 +150.0% 1 - $70 $18,080,491 - 645
118 118 107 Eames: The Architect and the Painter FRun $66 -88.9% 1 - $66 $147,591 - 17
TOTAL (118 MOVIES):$168,466,571+25.8%42,045-689$4,007 
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