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TWTitle (click to view)StudioWeekend GrossChangeTheatersChangeAvg.Est.
Screens
ChangeAvg.Est.
Shows
ChangeAvg.Total GrossWeek #
5 War Horse Buena Vista $18,060,743 +140.3% 2,547 +171 $7,091 3,400 +300 $5,312 51,800 +28,400 $349 $44,089,786 2
11 The Muppets Buena Vista $3,693,812 +72.1% 1,541 +5 $2,397 1,541 -259 $2,397 13,900 -3,400 $266 $83,561,073 6
26 Real Steel Buena Vista $315,573 +130.4% 227 - $1,390 230 - $1,372 1,590 +40 $198 $84,568,415 13
- The Help Buena Vista $49,106 +145.8% 65 - $755 70 - $702 320 +20 $153 $169,510,672 21
- The Lion King (in 3D) Buena Vista $6,123 +136.9% 7 -3 $875 10 - $612 40 -20 $153 $94,234,986 16
- Inni Cinema Purgatorio $638 +286.7% 2 +1 $319 2 - $319 - - n/a $117,691 10
- Drive (2011) FilmDistrict $31,662 +166.5% 25 -1 $1,266 30 - $1,055 210 -50 $151 $34,840,191 16
- In the Land of Blood and Honey FilmDistrict $13,693 -27.4% 2 -1 $6,847 2 -1 $6,847 40 -40 $342 $53,356 2
17 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Focus Features $1,409,896 +96.5% 57 +2 $24,735 78 -1 $18,076 1,279 +15 $1,102 $4,280,186 4
- Pariah Focus Features $65,348 - 4 - $16,337 5 - $13,070 120 - $545 $101,755 1
3 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Fox $21,488,779 +70.7% 3,724 +41 $5,770 4,800 -500 $4,477 90,100 -700 $238 $97,848,114 3
6 We Bought a Zoo Fox $17,003,682 +81.7% 3,163 +46 $5,376 3,500 +100 $4,858 57,500 +3,500 $296 $44,490,999 2
15 The Sitter Fox $2,172,279 +24.9% 1,348 -138 $1,611 1,400 -400 $1,552 13,600 -6,200 $160 $26,816,340 4
38 In Time Fox $119,790 +166.5% 123 +11 $974 123 -8 $974 1,720 +230 $70 $37,076,415 10
10 The Descendants Fox Searchlight $4,291,019 +107.0% 758 +5 $5,661 770 -70 $5,573 13,430 -90 $320 $40,315,665 7
28 Shame Fox Searchlight $278,282 +125.2% 55 +2 $5,060 60 - $4,638 1,060 +22 $263 $2,043,865 5
- El Sicario, Room 164 Icarus Films $3,126 - 1 - $3,126 - - n/a - - n/a $4,730 1
41 Pina IFC $100,428 +47.7% 3 - $33,476 3 - $33,476 40 - $2,511 $257,797 2
- Space Station 3-D (IMAX) IMAX $14,724 -23.0% 2 - $7,362 2 - $7,362 - -2 n/a $84,675,693 507
- Galapagos (IMAX) IMAX $7,846 +140.5% 1 - $7,846 - - n/a - - n/a $18,077,937 636
- T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous (IMAX) IMAX $4,714 +2,792.0% 1 - $4,714 - - n/a - - n/a $53,247,775 563
- My Reincarnation Long Shot Factory $3,035 - 3 - $1,012 3 -7 $1,012 5 -5 $607 $54,777 10
- Melancholia Magnolia $85,369 - 63 - $1,355 63 -7 $1,355 280 +130 $305 $2,539,787 8
- Blackthorn Magnolia $1,465 - 4 - $366 4 -6 $366 10 - $147 $187,844 13
- Outrage (2011) Magnolia $1,295 +17.2% 1 - $1,295 - - n/a - - n/a $30,812 5
- Angels Crest Magnolia $498 - 1 - $498 1 - $498 8 - $62 $498 1
- Mozart's Sister Music Box Films $9,633 +664.5% 9 +6 $1,070 10 +7 $963 35 +31 $275 $686,830 20
- Young Goethe in Love Music Box Films $2,268 +559.3% 5 +3 $454 5 +3 $454 18 +18 $126 $101,611 9
- Miss Minoes Music Box Films $2,083 +9.6% 3 - $694 3 - $694 15 -1 $139 $6,541 2
- The Whale Paladin $1,615 - 3 - $538 3 +2 $538 3 +2 $538 $61,120 17
1 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Paramount $38,202,439 +29.3% 3,455 +7 $11,057 5,400 - $7,075 83,800 +4,000 $456 $141,186,646 3
7 The Adventures of Tintin Paramount $15,361,463 +58.0% 3,087 - $4,976 5,400 - $2,845 67,400 +900 $228 $51,400,450 2
12 Hugo Paramount $3,320,903 +55.8% 951 - $3,492 1,040 -460 $3,193 9,840 -2,850 $337 $50,313,495 6
13 Young Adult Paramount $2,700,114 +54.6% 987 - $2,736 990 - $2,727 18,150 -690 $149 $12,669,252 4
39 Footloose (2011) Paramount $114,356 +167.4% 182 - $628 182 - $628 2,010 +30 $57 $51,670,512 12
- Paranormal Activity 3 Paramount $68,133 +126.7% 124 - $549 124 - $549 1,440 +110 $47 $104,007,828 11
19 Puss in Boots Paramount (DreamWorks) $1,006,899 +145.2% 389 - $2,588 470 - $2,142 6,280 +330 $160 $145,738,327 10
- Like Crazy Paramount Vantage $13,633 +76.3% 30 - $454 30 - $454 260 -60 $52 $3,372,100 10
- The Way Producers Distribution Agency $74,180 +172.0% 47 +2 $1,578 50 -43 $1,484 410 +5 $181 $4,191,982 13
33 Immortals Relativity $167,803 +38.7% 228 - $736 230 -20 $730 2,330 -150 $72 $82,699,432 8
21 Don 2 Reliance Big Pictures $645,920 -61.4% 165 +8 $3,915 180 - $3,588 1,970 +120 $328 $3,288,732 2
- Margin Call Roadside Attractions $30,634 +46.5% 28 -2 $1,094 30 - $1,021 280 -10 $109 $5,253,097 11
4 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) Sony / Columbia $19,190,649 +50.3% 2,914 - $6,586 4,200 -100 $4,569 58,400 +1,300 $329 $59,950,953 2
20 Arthur Christmas Sony / Columbia $936,096 -54.9% 1,343 -181 $697 1,400 -700 $669 10,700 -5,500 $87 $46,073,163 6
29 Moneyball Sony / Columbia $259,610 +127.0% 250 +8 $1,038 250 +8 $1,038 2,990 +130 $87 $75,016,059 15
30 Jack and Jill Sony / Columbia $241,327 +30.0% 222 -20 $1,087 222 -168 $1,087 2,480 -1,290 $97 $71,750,037 8
40 The Ides of March Sony / Columbia $108,887 +146.9% 143 -2 $761 143 -7 $761 1,690 -190 $64 $40,850,788 13
23 A Dangerous Method Sony Classics $399,565 +102.6% 61 +3 $6,550 61 +1 $6,550 570 - $701 $1,676,581 6
37 Carnage (2011) Sony Classics $122,990 +111.3% 12 +5 $10,249 15 +5 $8,199 172 +54 $715 $378,434 3
- A Separation Sony Classics $80,518 - 3 - $26,839 3 - $26,839 26 - $3,097 $80,518 1
- The Skin I Live In Sony Classics $31,350 +110.6% 28 -6 $1,120 30 -10 $1,045 140 -40 $224 $3,051,248 12
- Midnight in Paris Sony Classics $24,560 +114.5% 23 -5 $1,068 23 -7 $1,068 100 -20 $246 $56,384,627 33
- Take Shelter Sony Classics $12,659 +143.8% 20 -4 $633 20 -4 $633 80 -10 $158 $1,674,839 14
- The Guard Sony Classics $3,401 +146.4% 4 -2 $850 4 -6 $850 20 +2 $170 $5,336,974 23
- Higher Ground Sony Classics $1,710 +275.8% 4 -1 $428 4 -6 $428 20 -20 $86 $841,206 19
- Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey Submarine Deluxe $5,126 - 7 - $732 10 -3 $513 10 -20 $513 $242,065 11
9 The Darkest Hour Summit Entertainment $5,240,912 +75.1% 2,327 +3 $2,252 3,400 - $1,541 46,900 +23,400 $112 $14,215,634 2
14 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Summit Entertainment $2,655,680 +81.1% 1,411 -192 $1,882 1,411 -192 $1,882 13,400 -4,700 $198 $276,125,476 7
31 Courageous TriStar $204,971 +126.4% 181 -11 $1,132 181 -11 $1,132 2,250 -170 $91 $34,088,360 14
25 Tower Heist Universal $321,315 +134.1% 253 -30 $1,270 253 -30 $1,270 3,260 -110 $99 $76,802,225 9
2 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Warner Bros. $26,887,893 +32.6% 3,703 - $7,261 5,300 -300 $5,073 83,000 +1,000 $324 $136,910,219 3
22 Happy Feet Two Warner Bros. $554,701 +152.7% 525 - $1,057 540 -20 $1,027 4,030 -120 $138 $60,965,866 7
24 J. Edgar Warner Bros. $323,850 +127.8% 455 - $712 460 - $704 2,860 -40 $113 $36,650,831 8
32 Dolphin Tale Warner Bros. $204,303 +168.5% 188 - $1,087 200 - $1,022 2,300 +190 $89 $72,015,969 15
34 Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close Warner Bros. $150,143 +107.5% 6 - $25,024 10 - $15,014 160 +80 $938 $352,417 2
36 Born to Be Wild (IMAX) Warner Bros. $125,387 +289.7% 49 - $2,559 50 - $2,508 350 +10 $358 $15,183,665 39
- Hubble 3D Warner Bros. $92,072 +172.6% 15 - $6,138 20 - $4,604 40 -30 $2,302 $30,159,905 94
- Under the Sea 3D Warner Bros. $36,355 +318.5% 6 -4 $6,059 10 - $3,636 20 -20 $1,818 $28,894,646 151
- The Polar Express (2011 re-issue) Warner Bros. $29,437 -50.1% 16 -4 $1,840 - - n/a - - n/a $711,168 6
8 New Year's Eve Warner Bros. (New Line) $7,592,773 +129.1% 2,225 - $3,412 2,225 -475 $3,412 25,600 -6,200 $297 $47,257,823 4
35 A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas Warner Bros. (New Line) $132,022 +17.9% 245 - $539 270 - $489 3,160 -70 $42 $34,928,545 9
16 The Artist Weinstein Company $1,715,143 +94.2% 167 - $10,270 194 -6 $8,841 3,529 -51 $486 $5,450,014 6
18 My Week with Marilyn Weinstein Company $1,196,848 +113.3% 630 +28 $1,900 630 +28 $1,900 11,050 +490 $108 $9,207,220 6
27 The Iron Lady Weinstein Company $285,809 - 4 - $71,452 5 - $57,162 95 - $3,009 $285,809 1
- Paul Goodman Changed My Life Zeitgeist $792 - 1 - $792 1 - $792 - - n/a $25,246 11
TOTALS:$200,113,855+56.2%40,862-289$4,89751,789-3,372$3,864720,695+217,049$278 
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