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Weekend Box Office


December 25-27, 2009
Weekend

Christmas Booms with 'Avatar,' 'Sherlock,' 'Alvin'...

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NOTE: Due to the holidays, a number of pictures will remain estimates.


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RowEst. / Act.DiffMovie Title (click to view)StudioStudio Est. / ActualDiff% DiffTheatersEst. TotalActualWk
1 - 51 - Coco Before Chanel SPC $10,900 $13,230 $+2,330 +21.4% 19 $5,962,000 $5,964,683 14
2 - 35 - Paranormal Activity Par. $70,000 $71,724 $+1,724 +2.5% 158 $107,735,000 $107,736,981 14
3 - 29 - Couples Retreat Uni. $163,000 $162,155 $-845 -0.5% 230 $108,142,000 $108,134,160 12
4 - 28 - An Education SPC $175,000 $170,538 $-4,462 -2.5% 153 $7,442,000 $7,437,144 12
5 - 31 - Law Abiding Citizen Over. $136,000 $137,779 $+1,779 +1.3% 205 $72,619,000 $72,645,906 11
6 - 38 - Astro Boy Sum. $53,000 $51,722 $-1,278 -2.4% 168 $19,301,000 $19,298,834 10
7 - 33 - The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day App. $93,200 $97,741 $+4,541 +4.9% 102 $9,741,000 $9,744,417 9
8 - 13 - A Christmas Carol (2009) BV $1,356,000 $1,292,155 $-63,845 -4.7% 1,245 $135,952,000 $135,888,543 8
9 - 43 - The Men Who Stare at Goats Over. $30,000 $29,965 $-35 -0.1% 74 $31,917,000 $31,944,330 8
10 - 23 - Fantastic Mr. Fox Fox $365,000 $344,592 $-20,408 -5.6% 197 $18,316,000 $18,288,004 7
11 - 45 - Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans First $22,400 $21,456 $-944 -4.2% 32 $1,368,000 $1,367,264 6
12 - 22 - Broken Embraces SPC $360,000 $349,408 $-10,592 -2.9% 71 $1,325,000 $1,313,884 6
13 - 11 - The Twilight Saga: New Moon Sum. $3,000,000 $3,044,259 $+44,259 +1.5% 1,593 $280,924,000 $280,962,758 6
14 6 5 -1 The Blind Side WB $11,730,000 $11,519,345 $-210,655 -1.8% 2,766 $184,387,000 $184,195,981 6
15 - 34 - Me and Orson Welles Free $100,000 $91,606 $-8,394 -8.4% 115 $766,000 $759,235 5
16 - 18 - Old Dogs BV $616,000 $652,737 $+36,737 +6.0% 645 $45,839,000 $45,882,504 5
17 - 19 - The Road W/Dim. $429,000 $449,066 $+20,066 +4.7% 311 $5,860,000 $5,879,604 5
18 7 7 - The Princess and the Frog BV $8,683,000 $9,004,610 $+321,610 +3.7% 3,475 $63,357,000 $63,679,289 5
19 5 6 +1 Up in the Air Par. $11,755,000 $11,270,248 $-484,752 -4.1% 1,895 $24,518,000 $24,031,968 4
20 - 10 - Invictus WB $4,390,000 $4,067,541 $-322,459 -7.3% 2,160 $23,365,000 $23,049,804 3
21 - 41 - The Lovely Bones P/DW $38,000 $41,916 $+3,916 +10.3% 3 $273,000 $276,161 3
22 - 21 - A Single Man Wein. $323,000 $352,652 $+29,652 +9.2% 46 $891,000 $920,532 3
23 - 30 - Crazy Heart FoxS $156,000 $159,850 $+3,850 +2.5% 12 $321,000 $324,428 2
24 - 17 - The Young Victoria App. $604,000 $742,089 $+138,089 +22.9% 191 $887,000 $1,196,667 2
25 1 1 - Avatar Fox $75,000,000 $75,617,183 $+617,183 +0.8% 3,456 $212,268,000 $212,711,184 2
26 8 8 - Nine Wein. $5,544,000 $5,452,513 $-91,487 -1.7% 1,412 $5,922,000 $5,830,585 2
27 - 20 - The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus SPC $130,000 $415,233 $+285,233 +219.4% 48 $130,000 $415,233 1
28 2 2 - Sherlock Holmes WB $65,380,000 $62,304,277 $-3,075,723 -4.7% 3,626 $65,380,000 $62,304,277 1
29 3 3 - Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Fox $50,200,000 $48,875,415 $-1,324,585 -2.6% 3,700 $77,051,000 $75,589,048 1
30 4 4 - It's Complicated Uni. $22,114,000 $22,100,820 $-13,180 -0.1% 2,887 $22,114,000 $22,100,820 1
TOTALS:$263,026,500$258,903,825$-4,122,675-1.6%30,995 
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* Production Budget in millions. On average, studios earn around 55 percent of the final gross.

Note: Studio Estimates are the estimated weekend grosses that each distributor makes for its own movies on Sunday mornings—based on grosses for Friday and Saturday plus a projection for Sunday. This chart view shows how accurate the studios were.



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