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TWTitle (click to view)StudioWeekend GrossChangeTheatersChangeAvg.Est.
Screens
ChangeAvg.Est.
Shows
ChangeAvg.Total GrossWeek #
64 Air Racers 3D 3D Entertainment $21,929 -31.9% 10 - $2,193 - - n/a - - n/a $1,309,987 23
73 Sea Rex 3D: Journey to a Prehistoric World 3D Entertainment $14,267 -12.4% 10 - $1,427 - - n/a - - n/a $6,096,582 120
104 The Day Anchor Bay Films $1,281 -87.3% 2 -10 $641 2 -10 $641 8 -199 $160 $20,502 2
- The Color Wheel APD/Cinema Conservancy $240 - 1 - $240 - - n/a - - n/a $17,752 17
80 Nitro Circus the Movie 3D Arc Entertainment $9,756 -35.6% 22 -9 $443 22 -18 $443 210 -30 $46 $3,360,768 5
99 Death by China Area23a $2,682 - 3 - $894 3 - $894 12 - $224 $13,988 4
7 The Odd Life of Timothy Green Buena Vista $3,650,158 -41.8% 2,717 +82 $1,343 2,717 +17 $1,343 33,600 -400 $109 $43,007,208 4
18 Marvel's The Avengers Buena Vista $786,181 -58.9% 1,209 -496 $650 1,300 -700 $605 8,800 -2,400 $89 $621,414,627 19
20 Brave Buena Vista $720,572 -49.5% 959 -749 $751 1,040 -860 $693 7,470 -5,530 $96 $233,397,964 12
4 The Words CBS Films $4,750,894 - 2,801 - $1,696 2,900 - $1,638 39,900 - $119 $4,750,894 1
63 Bullet Vanishes China Lion $22,461 -48.3% 13 -1 $1,728 13 -1 $1,728 50 -18 $449 $91,197 2
109 The Invisible War Cinedigm Entertainment $696 - 2 - $348 2 - $348 2 - $348 $58,492 12
98 Neighboring Sounds Cinema Guild $2,738 -71.2% 1 -1 $2,738 - - n/a - - n/a $37,427 3
114 Planet of Snail Cinema Guild $531 - 1 - $531 1 - $531 5 - $106 $8,509 4
118 The Turin Horse Cinema Guild $358 - 1 - $358 - - n/a - - n/a $56,097 26
53 Farewell My Queen Cohen Media Group $37,456 -36.6% 36 - $1,040 40 - $936 110 - $341 $1,251,736 9
101 The Awakening (2012) Cohen Media Group $2,072 -76.5% 4 -9 $518 4 -9 $518 10 -46 $207 $175,088 4
94 The Ambassador Drafthouse $3,773 -71.1% 8 +4 $472 10 +6 $377 10 - $377 $24,295 2
113 Klown Drafthouse $571 -65.0% 1 -1 $571 - - n/a - - n/a $67,587 7
52 Cosmopolis Entertainment One $43,537 -51.1% 45 -20 $967 50 -20 $871 430 -290 $101 $702,922 4
82 Iron Sky Entertainment One $7,885 +126.8% 8 +6 $986 10 +8 $789 30 +30 $263 $85,106 7
55 Safety Not Guaranteed FilmDistrict $35,010 -11.8% 54 +6 $648 54 +4 $648 490 +100 $71 $3,876,519 14
89 Girl Model First Run $4,898 - 1 - $4,898 1 - $4,898 - - n/a $6,864 1
122 Pink Ribbons, Inc. First Run $129 - 1 - $129 1 - $129 1 - $129 $26,558 15
111 OC87 Fisher-Klingenstein Films $634 - 2 - $317 - - n/a - - n/a $41,587 16
5 ParaNorman Focus Features $4,195,415 -36.2% 2,856 -229 $1,469 4,400 -600 $954 34,400 -4,100 $122 $45,452,876 4
31 Moonrise Kingdom Focus Features $229,830 -32.9% 200 +3 $1,149 200 - $1,149 1,860 +110 $124 $44,640,048 16
32 For a Good Time, Call... Focus Features $215,985 +50.1% 56 +33 $3,857 60 +30 $3,600 930 +520 $232 $450,004 2
16 Ice Age: Continental Drift Fox $834,216 -36.0% 763 -273 $1,093 876 -324 $952 7,139 -1,161 $117 $157,173,660 9
17 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Fox $817,491 -42.4% 931 -273 $878 931 -273 $878 8,350 -1,150 $98 $46,742,100 6
37 The Watch Fox $149,098 -34.7% 135 -60 $1,104 140 -60 $1,065 1,430 -460 $104 $33,998,900 7
58 Prometheus Fox $28,434 -38.0% 48 -7 $592 53 -7 $536 378 -42 $75 $126,429,117 14
67 Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Fox $18,632 -59.5% 39 -10 $478 40 -10 $466 380 -100 $49 $37,498,906 12
26 Beasts of the Southern Wild Fox Searchlight $358,952 -32.0% 269 +2 $1,334 270 - $1,329 2,940 -20 $122 $10,272,091 11
45 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Fox Searchlight $82,338 -17.1% 114 +9 $722 114 +4 $722 900 +150 $91 $46,083,019 19
49 Ruby Sparks Fox Searchlight $54,889 -38.7% 76 -2 $722 80 - $686 680 -50 $81 $2,373,073 7
95 A Cat in Paris GKIDS $3,543 -37.1% 5 +2 $709 10 +7 $354 60 +25 $59 $309,360 15
66 Toys in the Attic Hannover House $19,913 - 27 - $738 30 - $664 350 - $57 $19,913 1
96 Pickin & Grinnin House Lights Media $3,003 - 1 - $3,003 - - n/a - - n/a $3,613 1
29 Sleepwalk with Me IFC $280,359 -13.1% 73 +44 $3,841 74 +45 $3,789 324 +177 $865 $816,307 3
71 Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry IFC $15,562 -9.8% 24 +6 $648 24 +4 $648 60 +10 $259 $450,090 7
74 Beloved (2012) IFC $14,229 +0.1% 6 - $2,372 6 - $2,372 22 +1 $647 $100,420 4
84 Space Station 3-D (IMAX) IMAX $6,364 -56.4% 1 - $6,364 1 - $6,364 1 - $6,364 $86,334,400 543
47 The Imposter Indomina Media $68,243 - 27 - $2,528 30 - $2,275 80 - $853 $601,212 9
76 Flying Swords of Dragon Gate Indomina Media $13,464 -85.9% 3 -12 $4,488 3 -17 $4,488 20 -50 $673 $170,276 2
107 How to Grow a Band International Film Circuit $1,056 - 1 - $1,056 - - n/a - - n/a $16,374 21
51 Oogieloves In The BIG Balloon Adventure Kenn Viselman Presents $43,854 -90.1% 281 -1,879 $156 281 -1,919 $156 1,330 -20,870 $33 $1,029,050 2
70 The Well-Digger's Daughter Kino Lorber $16,579 -32.2% 13 -1 $1,275 - - n/a - - n/a $273,886 8
87 Kumare Kino Lorber $5,139 +206.3% 5 +2 $1,028 10 +7 $514 10 +10 $514 $111,832 12
120 Elles Kino Lorber $206 - 1 - $206 1 - $206 - - n/a $157,427 18
39 Killer Joe LD Entertainment $128,980 -47.8% 68 -6 $1,897 70 -4 $1,843 747 +457 $173 $1,664,479 7
1 The Possession Lionsgate $9,317,472 -47.5% 2,834 +18 $3,288 3,100 - $3,006 42,400 -1,700 $220 $33,166,582 2
3 The Expendables 2 Lionsgate $4,951,899 -45.2% 3,260 -74 $1,519 3,400 -100 $1,456 42,400 -2,900 $117 $75,619,038 4
38 Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection Lionsgate $143,610 -21.9% 167 -12 $860 170 -10 $845 1,860 -120 $77 $65,483,079 11
13 The Cold Light of Day Lionsgate/Summit $1,831,588 - 1,511 - $1,212 1,511 - $1,212 22,700 - $81 $1,831,588 1
34 Step Up Revolution Lionsgate/Summit $190,638 -33.9% 198 -38 $963 210 -50 $908 2,010 -270 $95 $34,484,102 7
69 Detropia Loki Films $17,414 - 1 - $17,414 1 - $17,414 7 - $2,488 $17,414 1
43 The Queen of Versailles Magnolia $104,761 -36.0% 73 -14 $1,435 80 -10 $1,310 210 -30 $499 $2,011,366 8
50 2 Days in New York Magnolia $50,558 -44.4% 34 -8 $1,487 34 -8 $1,487 100 -40 $506 $519,657 5
56 Compliance Magnolia $34,300 -36.6% 21 +2 $1,633 21 +2 $1,633 74 +1 $464 $231,363 4
83 Take This Waltz Magnolia $7,407 +16.8% 13 +4 $570 13 +4 $570 20 -1 $370 $1,216,734 11
97 Rec 3: Genesis Magnolia $3,001 - 8 - $375 - - n/a - - n/a $3,001 1
102 360 Magnolia $2,008 -55.0% 5 +2 $402 10 +7 $201 20 +10 $100 $92,737 6
77 Bernie Millennium Ent. $13,130 -50.1% 18 -8 $729 20 -10 $657 150 -40 $88 $9,185,908 20
106 Little Birds Millennium Ent. $1,222 -73.3% 1 - $1,222 1 - $1,222 6 - $204 $11,501 2
57 Little White Lies MPI Media Group $33,106 -23.1% 14 +2 $2,365 14 +2 $2,365 40 -72 $828 $137,819 3
48 Keep the Lights On Music Box Films $55,574 - 5 - $11,115 5 - $11,115 21 - $2,646 $55,574 1
105 Last Ride Music Box Films $1,245 - 2 - $623 2 - $623 - - n/a $5,480 6
116 Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present Music Box Films $444 -82.8% 2 +1 $222 2 +1 $222 - - n/a $79,814 13
117 Hermano Music Box Films $403 -69.4% 4 -4 $101 4 -6 $101 10 -10 $40 $29,379 3
121 Turn Me On, Dammit! New Yorker $200 -70.8% 1 - $200 1 - $200 1 -2 $200 $123,543 24
15 Hit and Run Open Road Films $1,077,146 -58.4% 1,810 -1,060 $595 1,810 -1,090 $595 15,500 -16,300 $69 $12,503,750 3
33 Samsara Oscilloscope Pictures $194,862 +82.7% 25 +16 $7,794 30 +21 $6,495 120 +72 $1,624 $482,610 3
62 Hello I Must Be Going Oscilloscope Pictures $23,904 - 2 - $11,952 2 - $11,952 12 - $1,992 $23,904 1
85 Las Acacias Outsider Films $6,000 - 1 - $6,000 1 - $6,000 - - n/a $6,000 1
72 Bill W. Page 124 Productions $15,163 - 12 - $1,264 - - n/a - - n/a $535,778 17
14 Raiders of the Lost Ark (IMAX) Paramount $1,673,731 - 267 - $6,269 270 - $6,199 3,670 - $456 $1,673,731 1
25 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Paramount (DreamWorks) $380,983 -39.5% 345 -160 $1,104 440 -140 $866 3,930 -1,040 $97 $215,240,165 14
- General Education Pelican House $1,264 -60.4% 2 -1 $632 2 -1 $632 24 -6 $53 $7,742 3
35 Bachelorette Radius-TWC $181,494 - 47 - $3,862 47 - $3,862 266 - $682 $181,494 1
103 Grand Illusion (2012 re-release) Rialto $1,434 - 1 - $1,434 - - n/a - - n/a $148,691 18
30 Branded Roadside Attractions $240,589 - 307 - $784 310 - $776 4,430 - $54 $240,589 1
9 2016 Obama's America Rocky Mountain Pictures $3,309,422 -41.0% 2,017 +270 $1,641 2,017 +217 $1,641 27,800 +2,500 $119 $26,115,717 9
23 Robot & Frank Samuel Goldwyn $505,598 -27.0% 202 +58 $2,503 202 +52 $2,503 890 +210 $568 $2,014,027 4
79 Wild Horse Wild Ride Screen Media $11,376 - 5 - $2,275 10 - $1,138 20 - $569 $16,256 3
11 Hope Springs Sony / Columbia $2,800,217 -40.4% 2,437 -4 $1,149 2,500 - $1,120 28,100 - $100 $57,519,656 5
12 Premium Rush Sony / Columbia $2,311,414 -41.8% 2,182 -73 $1,059 2,200 -100 $1,051 25,000 -8,500 $92 $16,743,104 3
21 The Amazing Spider-Man Sony / Columbia $565,880 -38.8% 416 -85 $1,360 520 -100 $1,088 4,560 -500 $124 $260,571,241 10
24 Total Recall (2012) Sony / Columbia $467,562 -46.2% 502 -254 $931 510 -250 $917 3,950 -1,120 $118 $57,627,693 6
40 MIB 3 Sony / Columbia $128,715 -31.7% 173 -13 $744 200 -17 $644 2,009 -229 $64 $179,020,854 16
27 Celeste and Jesse Forever Sony Classics $352,037 -51.0% 441 -145 $798 441 -149 $798 1,480 -1,260 $238 $2,610,511 6
41 Searching for Sugar Man Sony Classics $114,455 -18.6% 33 +1 $3,468 33 +1 $3,468 160 +5 $715 $892,596 7
42 To Rome with Love Sony Classics $107,252 -26.7% 97 +3 $1,106 100 +6 $1,073 240 - $447 $16,316,776 12
81 Chicken with Plums Sony Classics $9,611 -14.3% 5 +2 $1,922 5 +2 $1,922 25 +10 $384 $115,692 4
88 Hysteria Sony Classics $5,055 +248.6% 7 +3 $722 10 +6 $506 20 +12 $253 $1,779,166 17
91 Neil Young Journeys Sony Classics $4,188 -30.6% 10 -1 $419 10 -1 $419 21 -9 $199 $193,642 11
110 Where Do We Go Now? Sony Classics $656 -53.5% 3 +1 $219 3 +1 $219 10 +5 $66 $531,813 18
78 Unforgivable Strand $12,997 +401.4% 6 +5 $2,166 6 +5 $2,166 16 +14 $812 $135,947 11
100 Oslo, August 31st Strand $2,215 -79.1% 2 -5 $1,108 2 -8 $1,108 5 -15 $443 $97,811 16
115 Ballplayer: Pelotero Strand $459 - 2 - $230 2 - $230 10 - $46 $44,689 8
60 The Eye of the Storm Sycamore $25,785 - 7 - $3,684 7 - $3,684 29 - $889 $25,785 1
119 The Devil, Probably (2012 re-release) The Film Desk $242 - 1 - $242 - - n/a - - n/a $25,639 33
- Monsieur Verdoux (re-issue) The Film Desk $115 - 1 - $115 - - n/a - - n/a $62,664 130
90 For Ellen Tribeca Film $4,616 - 1 - $4,616 1 - $4,616 6 - $769 $5,798 1
19 Sparkle (2012) TriStar $780,085 -56.2% 873 -384 $894 900 -400 $867 9,200 -2,800 $85 $23,374,162 4
6 The Bourne Legacy Universal $3,969,330 -45.1% 2,766 -365 $1,435 2,900 -400 $1,369 29,700 -3,300 $134 $103,628,825 5
22 Ted Universal $548,730 -32.3% 515 -46 $1,065 520 -50 $1,055 4,660 +220 $118 $216,858,060 11
68 Joker UTV Communications $17,725 -83.2% 43 -31 $412 43 -37 $412 440 -460 $40 $163,070 2
75 Mugamoodi UTV Communications $13,590 -75.5% 17 -4 $799 20 -1 $680 130 -70 $105 $89,474 2
59 Red Hook Summer Variance Films $27,837 -47.3% 29 -12 $960 30 -11 $928 110 -50 $253 $300,458 5
8 The Campaign Warner Bros. $3,377,189 -40.9% 2,542 -399 $1,329 2,600 -400 $1,299 30,100 -3,200 $112 $79,320,621 5
10 The Dark Knight Rises Warner Bros. $3,218,189 -47.4% 1,987 -200 $1,620 2,100 -400 $1,532 18,500 -2,300 $174 $437,782,482 8
36 The Apparition Warner Bros. $173,841 -72.5% 276 -534 $630 280 -530 $621 2,620 -8,580 $66 $4,739,362 3
44 Magic Mike Warner Bros. $92,919 -41.2% 202 -66 $460 202 -68 $460 1,470 -440 $63 $113,578,737 11
46 To the Arctic (IMAX) Warner Bros. $78,788 -50.2% 52 - $1,515 52 - $1,515 420 +10 $188 $8,395,135 21
61 Born to Be Wild (IMAX) Warner Bros. $24,731 -49.4% 33 - $749 33 - $749 230 +20 $108 $20,816,624 75
65 Hubble 3D Warner Bros. $21,963 -48.6% 16 +2 $1,373 20 +6 $1,098 20 +10 $1,098 $34,055,397 130
86 Deep Sea 3D (IMAX) Warner Bros. $5,869 -20.0% 2 - $2,935 2 - $2,935 - -10 n/a $44,964,999 341
92 Under the Sea 3D Warner Bros. $3,938 -83.3% 7 - $563 10 - $394 20 -10 $197 $30,901,501 187
2 Lawless Weinstein Company $6,007,036 -39.9% 3,138 +250 $1,914 3,200 +200 $1,877 39,800 +600 $151 $23,525,455 2
28 The Intouchables (U.S.-only) Weinstein Company $302,504 -20.4% 194 +22 $1,559 194 +22 $1,559 2,180 +260 $139 $8,569,131 16
112 Easy Money (2012) Weinstein Company $603 -74.6% 2 - $302 2 - $302 11 -10 $55 $188,870 9
93 Painted Skin: The Resurrection Well Go USA $3,897 +109.4% 3 +2 $1,299 3 +2 $1,299 11 +6 $354 $44,888 4
54 The Inbetweeners Movie Wrekin Hill $36,000 - 10 - $3,600 10 - $3,600 52 - $692 $36,000 1
108 Elena Zeitgeist $1,017 -41.6% 1 -1 $1,017 1 -1 $1,017 - - n/a $215,507 17
TOTALS:$67,728,681-35.2%46,184-2,512$1,46649,286-3,731$1,374527,535-18,104$128 
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