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Weekly Box Office

December 9-15, 2011

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TWLWTitle (Click to view)StudioWeekly Gross% ChangeTheater Count / ChangeAverageTotal GrossBudget*Week #
69 65 Sea Rex 3D: Journey to a Prehistoric World 3D Entertainment $7,775 -26.5% 9 - $864 $4,423,833 $5 81
- - Kinyarwanda AFFRM $7,646 -70.9% 6 -3 $1,274 $33,935 - 2
74 61 Crazy Wisdom Alive Mind Cinema $6,824 -47.1% 2 -1 $3,412 $36,725 - 3
89 80 El Bulli: Cooking in Progress Alive Mind Cinema $2,145 -40.4% 2 +1 $1,073 $191,985 - 20
82 75 Revenge of the Electric Car Area23a $3,492 -41.1% 3 - $1,164 $149,837 - 8
4 2 The Muppets Buena Vista $8,710,387 -35.4% 3,328 -112 $2,617 $67,473,645 $45 3
30 27 Real Steel Buena Vista $177,602 -25.2% 206 -47 $862 $83,656,930 - 10
34 26 The Help Buena Vista $155,352 -39.7% 212 -50 $733 $169,273,652 $25 18
53 48 The Lion King (in 3D) Buena Vista $37,024 -24.5% 38 -15 $974 $94,173,995 - 13
80 67 Cars 2 Buena Vista $3,629 -63.1% 15 -25 $242 $191,452,396 $200 25
68 N Magic to Win China Lion $8,557 - 5 - $1,711 $8,557 - 1
91 86 The Interrupters Cinema Guild $1,998 -7.7% 1 - $1,998 $261,481 - 20
99 99 London River Cinema Libre $1,268 +369.6% 1 - $1,268 $1,538 - 1
81 - Inni Cinema Purgatorio $3,560 -58.5% 3 -1 $1,187 $115,826 - 7
96 84 Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain Codeblack Entertainment $1,406 -45.8% 3 -2 $469 $7,706,436 - 14
59 55 Tomboy (2011) Dada Films $18,509 -11.1% 9 +4 $2,057 $79,872 - 4
104 82 Hell and Back Again Docurama Films $400 -85.4% 1 - $400 $34,292 - 10
47 29 Desi Boyz Eros $55,576 -73.4% 103 - $540 $1,078,826 - 3
43 43 Drive (2011) FilmDistrict $75,361 -17.4% 70 -16 $1,077 $34,704,406 $15 13
50 46 The Rum Diary FilmDistrict $46,622 -22.6% 63 - $740 $13,087,613 $45 7
58 50 Eames: The Architect and the Painter First Run $21,329 -31.8% 11 -1 $1,939 $117,755 - 5
65 62 The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby First Run $10,315 -15.8% 8 +4 $1,289 $162,867 - 12
87 - Garbo: The Spy First Run $2,708 - 2 - $1,354 $17,138 - 4
21 N Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Focus Features $422,771 - 4 - $105,693 $422,771 - 1
2 N The Sitter Fox $13,321,306 - 2,750 - $4,844 $13,321,306 $25 1
17 15 In Time Fox $510,468 -33.1% 354 -67 $1,442 $36,569,340 $40 7
49 47 Rise of the Planet of the Apes Fox $49,406 -16.9% 61 -23 $810 $176,711,822 $93 19
7 7 The Descendants Fox Searchlight $6,127,129 -3.7% 876 +302 $6,994 $25,377,552 - 4
20 17 Shame Fox Searchlight $425,955 -14.5% 21 +11 $20,284 $924,041 - 2
42 36 Martha Marcy May Marlene Fox Searchlight $78,648 -39.2% 72 -12 $1,092 $2,848,675 - 8
56 52 Into the Abyss IFC $25,939 +11.6% 30 +9 $865 $209,873 - 5
67 60 Sleeping Beauty (2011) (II) IFC $9,382 -37.8% 4 +2 $2,346 $24,475 - 2
73 N My Piece of the Pie IFC $6,850 - 2 - $3,425 $6,850 - 1
79 78 House of Pleasures IFC $3,631 -22.4% 3 +2 $1,210 $16,415 - 3
64 54 Space Station 3-D (IMAX) IMAX $26,057 +22.4% 2 -2 $13,029 $84,603,007 - 504
71 74 Galapagos (IMAX) IMAX $7,499 -10.4% 1 - $7,499 $18,041,184 - 633
- 96 Magnificent Desolation (IMAX) IMAX $1,706 +260.7% 1 - $1,706 $34,101,948 - 311
95 90 T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous (IMAX) IMAX $1,431 +7.2% 1 - $1,431 $53,235,191 - 556
85 72 Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness International Film Circuit $2,900 -57.0% 2 -3 $1,450 $837,446 - 23
107 88 Granito: How to Nail a Dictator International Film Circuit $120 -92.3% 1 - $120 $37,438 - 13
48 49 Le Havre Janus Films $55,022 +63.3% 25 +6 $2,201 $334,449 - 8
83 73 The Mill and the Cross Kino Classics $3,609 -44.5% 5 -2 $722 $262,463 - 13
66 64 Khodorkovsky Kino Lorber $9,506 -11.1% 1 - $9,506 $23,721 - 2
98 - Charlotte Rampling: The Look Kino Lorber $1,289 - 1 - $1,289 $12,019 - 5
- - The Greatest Miracle KKM $171,587 +2,946.6% 87 +85 $1,972 $455,293 - 9
- - Farmageddon Kristin Marie Productions $714 - 1 - $714 $56,573 - 26
41 37 Abduction Lionsgate $91,142 -25.8% 131 -20 $696 $28,087,155 $35 12
51 40 Pastorela Lionsgate $40,468 -61.7% 44 -11 $920 $146,168 - 2
84 81 My Reincarnation Long Shot Factory $3,250 +18.4% 2 +1 $1,625 $34,890 - 7
106 95 Rapt Lorber Films $175 -64.6% 1 - $175 $45,759 - 22
22 18 Melancholia Magnolia $368,407 -10.0% 145 +16 $2,541 $2,109,292 - 5
63 66 Outrage (2011) Magnolia $12,954 +28.0% 7 +5 $1,851 $23,077 - 2
72 71 Blackthorn Magnolia $6,881 -1.1% 5 -1 $1,376 $177,562 - 10
77 N I Melt With You Magnolia $4,125 - 2 - $2,063 $4,125 - 1
55 70 Mozart's Sister Music Box Films $30,130 +303.5% 19 +7 $1,586 $659,660 $4.5 17
61 68 Young Goethe in Love Music Box Films $17,037 +92.8% 8 +3 $2,130 $85,913 - 6
86 92 Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life Music Box Films $2,807 +145.8% 6 +3 $468 $230,767 - 15
97 91 The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch Music Box Films $1,354 +18.0% 2 - $677 $8,019 - 4
52 N We Need to Talk About Kevin Oscilloscope Pictures $39,297 - 1 - $39,297 $39,297 - 1
88 77 The Other F Word Oscilloscope Pictures $2,551 -52.4% 2 - $1,276 $53,714 - 6
92 - The Whale Paladin $1,734 +145.3% 1 - $1,734 $56,958 - 14
5 3 Hugo Paramount $8,083,451 -17.5% 2,608 +768 $3,099 $35,447,861 - 3
16 - Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Paramount $600,000 - 425 - $1,412 $600,000 $145 -
19 N Young Adult Paramount $439,924 - 8 - $54,991 $439,924 $12 1
28 32 Paranormal Activity 3 Paramount $205,510 +17.6% 302 +47 $680 $103,691,862 $5 8
40 31 Footloose (2011) Paramount $96,602 -47.5% 201 -108 $481 $51,169,030 $24 9
12 10 Puss in Boots Paramount (DreamWorks) $2,064,918 -45.3% 1,843 -907 $1,120 $142,310,193 $130 7
25 20 Like Crazy Paramount Vantage $254,132 -30.3% 162 +10 $1,569 $3,235,445 - 7
29 25 The Way Producers Distribution Agency $195,670 -27.0% 120 -40 $1,631 $3,908,384 - 10
10 8 Immortals Relativity $3,630,500 -41.6% 2,286 -341 $1,588 $81,038,005 $75 5
26 24 Margin Call Roadside Attractions $247,168 -17.5% 149 -2 $1,659 $5,016,252 $3.5 8
76 69 Circumstance Roadside Attractions $4,362 -45.0% 1 - $4,362 $454,121 $1 16
78 - Project Nim Roadside Attractions $3,764 - 2 +1 $1,882 $411,184 - 23
94 56 Answers to Nothing Roadside Attractions $1,434 -93.0% 7 -14 $205 $21,872 - 2
105 - The Future Roadside Attractions $372 - 1 - $372 $568,662 $1 20
6 4 Arthur Christmas Sony / Columbia $8,057,233 -10.0% 3,272 -104 $2,462 $34,947,345 - 3
9 6 Jack and Jill Sony / Columbia $3,835,499 -42.2% 2,787 -262 $1,376 $69,277,786 $79 5
27 14 Moneyball Sony / Columbia $215,225 -73.4% 208 -796 $1,035 $74,241,828 $50 12
32 16 The Ides of March Sony / Columbia $173,027 -76.7% 187 -829 $925 $40,522,235 - 10
- 35 The Smurfs Sony / Columbia $81,564 -50.3% 181 -146 $451 $142,614,158 $110 20
- 39 Anonymous Sony / Columbia $31,560 -70.7% 82 -23 $385 $4,463,000 $30 -
31 21 Midnight in Paris Sony Classics $177,179 -50.7% 195 -110 $909 $56,239,796 $17 30
36 28 The Skin I Live In Sony Classics $118,576 -57.5% 109 -7 $1,088 $2,890,432 - 9
38 34 A Dangerous Method Sony Classics $109,953 -33.6% 4 - $27,488 $569,002 - 3
44 45 Take Shelter Sony Classics $74,368 +22.9% 63 +9 $1,180 $1,599,862 $5 11
62 57 The Guard Sony Classics $15,723 -14.8% 15 -2 $1,048 $5,318,749 $6 20
100 87 Higher Ground Sony Classics $1,061 -39.5% 5 -1 $212 $835,656 $2 16
101 101 Restless (2011) Sony Classics $932 +1,564.3% 3 +2 $311 $163,000 $8 13
54 51 The Women on the 6th Floor Strand $35,762 +22.7% 13 +2 $2,751 $409,413 - 10
102 85 Tyrannosaur Strand $931 -62.7% 1 -2 $931 $15,490 - 4
75 58 Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey Submarine Deluxe $5,090 -70.5% 5 -10 $1,018 $194,373 - 8
3 1 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Summit Entertainment $10,546,814 -50.2% 3,604 -442 $2,926 $262,130,081 $110 4
35 33 The Three Musketeers (2011) Summit Entertainment $123,831 -25.3% 168 -40 $737 $20,265,114 $75 8
39 30 50/50 Summit Entertainment $103,657 -46.8% 146 -50 $710 $34,926,597 $8 11
- - The Bride Wore Black (2011 re-release) The Film Desk $1,703 +52.6% 2 +1 $852 $16,249 - 6
- - Le Rayon Vert (Summer) The Film Desk $796 - 1 - $796 $37,455 - 27
- 98 Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle (2011 re-release) The Film Desk $488 +76.2% 1 - $488 $18,089 - 21
- - The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu The Film Desk $471 +72.5% 1 - $471 $25,260 - 14
24 22 Courageous TriStar $271,920 -14.1% 191 -74 $1,424 $33,411,799 $2 11
11 9 Tower Heist Universal $3,124,185 -39.0% 2,069 -335 $1,510 $74,887,715 $75 6
60 59 Elite Squad: The Enemy Within Variance Films $18,282 +18.1% 7 +1 $2,612 $75,473 - 5
90 - Addiction Incorporated Variance Films $2,054 - 1 - $2,054 $2,054 - -
93 94 Amigo Variance Films $1,632 +83.2% 1 -1 $1,632 $174,796 $1.5 17
8 5 Happy Feet Two Warner Bros. $4,732,443 -35.3% 2,840 -696 $1,666 $57,832,544 - 4
13 11 J. Edgar Warner Bros. $1,759,705 -46.9% 1,555 -430 $1,132 $35,332,403 $35 5
23 19 Dolphin Tale Warner Bros. $338,853 -15.1% 342 -68 $991 $71,137,768 $37 12
33 42 The Polar Express (2011 re-issue) Warner Bros. $169,885 +80.1% 25 +1 $6,795 $351,745 - 3
37 38 Born to Be Wild (IMAX) Warner Bros. $116,112 +2.2% 49 - $2,370 $14,729,857 - 36
46 44 Hubble 3D Warner Bros. $69,088 -10.1% 20 +3 $3,454 $29,725,793 - 91
45 41 Contagion Warner Bros. $64,113 -35.0% 111 -44 $578 $75,658,097 $60 14
57 53 Under the Sea 3D Warner Bros. $23,475 -1.8% 10 +3 $2,348 $28,769,384 - 148
1 N New Year's Eve Warner Bros. (New Line) $17,405,754 - 3,505 - $4,966 $17,405,754 $56 1
15 13 A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas Warner Bros. (New Line) $726,556 -48.5% 470 -240 $1,546 $34,238,015 $19 6
70 63 Spy Kids: All the Time in the World Weinstein / Dimension $7,700 -28.3% 23 -8 $335 $38,538,188 $27 17
14 12 My Week with Marilyn Weinstein Company $1,157,906 -30.1% 244 - $4,746 $5,495,745 - 3
18 23 The Artist Weinstein Company $446,773 +47.4% 16 +10 $27,923 $1,040,153 $15 3
103 89 Paul Goodman Changed My Life Zeitgeist $667 -56.7% 2 +1 $334 $24,316 - 8
TOTAL (117 MOVIES):$101,221,075-3.1%39,431+1,360$2,567 
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* Production Budget in millions. Studios get on average 55 percent of the final gross.


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