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December 5-7, 2008
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TWLWTitle (click to view)StudioWeekend Gross% ChangeTheater Count / ChangeAverageTotal GrossBudget*Week #
109 86 Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, The Mistress and the Tangerine Zeitgeist $514 -80.8% 1 - $514 $86,816 - 24
85 91 Trouble the Water Zeitgeist $3,032 +67.0% 5 +2 $606 $477,452 - 16
79 90 Stranded: I Have Come from a Plane That Crashed on the Mountains Zeitgeist $4,353 +136.2% 4 +2 $1,088 $52,001 - 7
46 33 Dostana Yash Raj $30,919 -67.5% 34 -24 $909 $1,235,028 - 4
19 16 Zack and Miri Make a Porno Weinstein Company $226,098 -56.9% 275 -162 $822 $30,839,277 $24 6
65 55 Journey to the Center of the Earth Warner Bros. (New Line) $8,531 -58.5% 41 -10 $208 $101,702,060 $60 22
40 38 Appaloosa Warner Bros. (New Line) $40,323 -39.8% 104 -6 $388 $19,991,616 $20 12
34 62 Pride & Glory Warner Bros. (New Line) $54,637 +343.0% 180 +150 $304 $15,709,385 $30 7
1 1 Four Christmases Warner Bros. (New Line) $16,755,478 -46.1% 3,335 +25 $5,024 $69,418,170 $80 2
59 52 Nights in Rodanthe Warner Bros. $15,423 -51.0% 45 -28 $343 $41,556,584 - 11
53 42 Deep Sea 3D (IMAX) Warner Bros. $18,587 -62.1% 10 +1 $1,859 $37,052,922 - 145
50 50 RockNRolla Warner Bros. $25,069 -34.3% 36 -4 $696 $5,622,796 - 9
42 35 Body of Lies Warner Bros. $37,443 -55.9% 44 -36 $851 $38,970,379 $70 9
24 27 The Polar Express (IMAX re-issue 2008) Warner Bros. $156,463 -0.9% 26 +5 $6,018 $448,919 - 3
21 19 The Dark Knight Warner Bros. $187,418 -45.4% 269 -36 $697 $530,540,885 $185 21
63 47 Oye Lucky, Lucky Oye UTV Communications $9,059 -78.6% 24 -21 $377 $80,037 - 2
22 N Frost/Nixon Universal $180,708 - 3 - $60,236 $180,708 $25 1
14 12 Changeling Universal $501,070 -58.5% 681 -329 $736 $34,683,447 $55 7
10 8 Role Models Universal $2,574,460 -51.3% 1,907 -288 $1,350 $61,617,805 $28 5
102 94 The Wild Child (re-issue) The Film Desk $831 -31.4% 1 - $831 $19,780 - 5
111 - A Man Named Pearl Tentmakers Entertainment $400 - 1 - $400 $201,603 - 67
58 53 Fly Me to the Moon Summit Entertainment $15,525 -48.0% 15 - $1,035 $12,357,127 $25 17
2 3 Twilight Summit Entertainment $13,046,722 -50.5% 3,620 +195 $3,604 $138,402,068 $37 3
86 76 How About You Strand $2,974 -24.5% 1 - $2,974 $27,020 - 4
61 60 A Secret Strand $10,033 -23.2% 6 - $1,672 $533,250 - 14
62 69 Were the World Mine Speak Productions $9,784 +26.8% 3 +1 $3,261 $50,323 - 6
89 80 Frozen River Sony Classics $2,597 -18.6% 6 - $433 $2,291,511 - 19
81 63 I Served the King of England Sony Classics $3,953 -67.2% 7 -2 $565 $609,094 - 15
74 74 Ashes of Time Redux Sony Classics $5,411 +20.8% 11 +3 $492 $159,892 - 9
25 24 I've Loved You So Long Sony Classics $144,675 -31.7% 51 -1 $2,837 $1,750,871 - 7
23 21 Synecdoche, New York Sony Classics $163,627 -42.8% 115 -4 $1,423 $2,244,636 $20 7
16 15 Rachel Getting Married Sony Classics $285,331 -46.2% 170 -46 $1,678 $9,226,246 - 10
9 N Cadillac Records Sony / Columbia $3,445,559 - 687 - $5,015 $3,445,559 $12 1
5 4 Quantum of Solace Sony / Columbia $6,752,390 -64.1% 3,423 -78 $1,973 $151,620,134 $200 4
104 100 Lake City Screen Media $782 -8.9% 2 +1 $391 $12,065 - 3
17 18 Fireproof Samuel Goldwyn $251,459 -41.8% 499 +13 $504 $32,678,691 $0.5 11
106 101 House (2008) Roadside Attractions $648 +0.9% 2 - $324 $570,790 - 5
98 81 I.O.U.S.A. Roadside Attractions $1,712 -44.9% 3 -2 $571 $807,806 - 16
113 85 Antarctica Regent Releasing $297 -89.6% 1 - $297 $7,675 - 9
99 96 Breakfast with Scot Regent Releasing $1,666 +49.7% 1 - $1,666 $40,123 - 9
87 N Ciao Regent Releasing $2,672 - 1 - $2,672 $2,672 - 1
83 70 I Can't Think Straight Regent Releasing $3,380 -49.0% 3 - $1,127 $30,629 - 3
100 - Battle in Seattle Redwood Palms Pictures $1,118 - 4 - $280 $224,169 - 12
45 43 JCVD Peace Arch Entertainment $33,234 -28.7% 21 -4 $1,583 $337,038 - 5
38 44 The Duchess Paramount Vantage $44,684 -3.9% 135 +57 $331 $13,823,741 - 12
29 23 Eagle Eye Paramount (DreamWorks) $113,174 -54.3% 205 -120 $552 $100,404,599 $80 11
6 6 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Paramount (DreamWorks) $5,079,120 -64.3% 3,317 -392 $1,531 $165,653,852 $150 5
52 32 Righteous Kill Overture Films $20,908 -80.2% 89 -108 $235 $40,054,627 $60 13
96 97 FLOW: For Love of Water Oscilloscope Pictures $1,900 +72.7% 6 +2 $317 $141,869 - 27
78 72 U2 3D National Geographic Entertainment $4,644 -13.7% 3 +1 $1,548 $9,640,827 - 46
35 48 Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure (IMAX) National Geographic Entertainment $50,253 +21.5% 21 - $2,393 $20,046,097 - 62
71 68 Tell No One Music Box Films $5,947 -25.0% 4 -2 $1,487 $6,119,226 - 23
108 - whaledreamers Monterey Media, Inc. $612 - 1 - $612 $10,584 - 11
66 57 The Secrets Monterey Media, Inc. $8,372 -57.1% 5 -2 $1,674 $37,275 - 2
26 20 Happy-Go-Lucky Miramax $141,162 -51.2% 202 - $699 $2,861,186 - 9
13 9 The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Miramax $1,031,036 -39.2% 678 +96 $1,521 $6,657,280 - 5
51 46 Vicky Cristina Barcelona MGM (Weinstein) $23,467 -46.0% 12 -6 $1,956 $22,512,805 - 17
27 17 Soul Men MGM (Weinstein) $133,421 -70.7% 233 -102 $573 $11,874,010 - 5
115 103 The Other End of the Line MGM $215 -62.7% 1 -1 $215 $115,504 - 6
77 71 How to Lose Friends and Alienate People MGM $4,740 -13.5% 26 -3 $182 $2,775,593 $28 10
32 31 Igor MGM $65,509 -40.7% 162 -17 $404 $19,327,987 $25 12
92 - Amexicano Maya Entertainment $2,245 - 1 - $2,245 $6,882 - 3
82 - August Evening Maya Entertainment $3,866 - 2 - $1,933 $71,361 - 14
70 N A Good Day to Be Black and Sexy Magnolia $6,141 - 1 - $6,141 $6,141 - 1
69 58 What Just Happened? Magnolia $7,316 -52.0% 17 -8 $430 $1,080,914 - 8
68 61 Man on Wire Magnolia $7,728 -37.5% 5 -3 $1,546 $2,895,073 - 20
30 28 Let the Right One In (2008) Magnolia $104,312 -23.1% 50 +9 $2,086 $1,000,653 - 7
64 56 Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom Logo Features $9,015 -55.2% 5 +1 $1,803 $526,259 - 7
60 66 Repo: The Genetic Opera Lionsgate $13,083 +20.4% 11 +5 $1,189 $140,244 - 5
43 39 Religulous Lionsgate $35,630 -42.9% 59 -2 $604 $12,953,375 $2.5 10
39 30 Saw V Lionsgate $42,029 -63.2% 115 -62 $365 $56,729,973 $10.8 7
8 N Punisher: War Zone Lionsgate $4,271,451 - 2,508 - $1,703 $4,271,451 $35 1
7 7 Transporter 3 Lionsgate $4,668,898 -61.3% 2,626 - $1,778 $25,549,454 - 2
97 - Eden (2008) Liberation Entertainment $1,852 - 2 - $926 $10,074 - 4
105 95 The First Basket Laemmle / Zeller Films $655 -44.0% 1 -1 $655 $20,170 - 6
114 - Momma's Man Kino $250 - 2 - $125 $95,226 - 16
91 98 One Day You'll Understand Kino $2,467 +127.4% 3 - $822 $82,804 - 6
72 65 Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 Kino $5,771 -47.3% 3 - $1,924 $49,933 - 3
55 51 Magnificent Desolation (IMAX) IMAX $17,479 -48.6% 7 +4 $2,497 $26,661,354 - 168
54 54 Space Station 3-D (IMAX) IMAX $18,420 -34.5% 8 +1 $2,303 $77,134,876 - 347
41 45 Santa Vs. the Snowman - Season 7 (IMAX) IMAX $39,677 -10.7% 18 +2 $2,204 $146,626 - 6
56 59 My Name Is Bruce Image Entertainment $17,214 +29.6% 1 - $17,214 $154,342 - 6
95 N Hunger (2008) IFC $1,980 - 1 - $1,980 $1,980 - 1
93 79 Fear(s) of the Dark IFC $2,210 -31.8% 6 +2 $368 $72,903 - 7
84 73 A Girl Cut in Two IFC $3,156 -36.6% 10 +2 $316 $400,129 - 17
31 25 A Christmas Tale IFC $91,283 -43.3% 44 +1 $2,075 $619,310 - 4
47 37 The Haunting of Molly Hartley Freestyle Releasing $28,101 -59.6% 45 -78 $624 $13,396,776 - 6
15 N Nobel Son Freestyle Releasing $333,912 - 893 - $374 $333,912 - 1
20 14 The Secret Life of Bees Fox Searchlight $217,469 -61.3% 432 -58 $503 $36,994,417 $11 8
12 11 Slumdog Millionaire Fox Searchlight $1,402,176 +4.2% 78 +29 $17,977 $5,339,510 $15 4
48 41 City of Ember Fox $27,861 -48.9% 83 -28 $336 $7,781,625 $55 9
33 36 Max Payne Fox $55,578 -31.5% 145 -14 $383 $40,521,670 $35 8
4 5 Australia Fox $7,050,261 -52.4% 2,721 +79 $2,591 $30,919,097 $130 2
37 34 Burn After Reading Focus Features $45,414 -47.7% 78 -19 $582 $60,244,987 $37 13
11 10 Milk Focus Features $1,834,914 +26.2% 99 +63 $18,534 $4,284,465 $20 2
80 - Save Me First Run $4,011 - 1 - $4,011 $79,530 - 13
73 - Call + Response Fair Trade Pictures $5,543 - 2 - $2,772 $186,367 - 9
44 26 Yuvvraaj Eros $34,336 -78.3% 77 - $446 $565,440 - 3
75 77 Hounddog Empire $5,388 +40.9% 3 +1 $1,796 $128,092 - 12
49 N Don Carlo at La Scala Emerging Pictures $27,834 - 5 - $5,567 $27,834 - 1
112 82 The Flyboys Dark Coast Pictures $350 -88.6% 1 - $350 $142,524 - 17
107 93 The Matador (2008) City Lights Pictures Releasing $636 -53.6% 1 - $636 $16,485 - 6
76 - Gardens of the Night City Lights Pictures Releasing $4,904 - 1 - $4,904 $10,029 - 4
101 - Yella Cinema Guild $870 - 1 - $870 $30,309 - 22
103 78 The Dukes CAVU $800 -78.4% 2 -3 $400 $26,157 - 4
90 75 Familiar Strangers Cavalier Films $2,516 -36.3% 4 +1 $629 $28,883 - 4
67 67 Roving Mars (IMAX) Buena Vista $7,964 -7.9% 7 +1 $1,138 $9,791,194 - 150
36 29 WALL-E Buena Vista $46,898 -59.8% 166 -24 $283 $223,704,223 $180 24
28 22 Beverly Hills Chihuahua Buena Vista $114,523 -54.9% 248 -69 $462 $92,231,434 - 10
18 13 High School Musical 3: Senior Year Buena Vista $244,722 -76.9% 632 -753 $387 $89,132,272 $11 7
3 2 Bolt Buena Vista $9,796,149 -63.1% 3,516 -138 $2,786 $79,381,422 $150 3
88 88 Pray the Devil Back to Hell Balcony Releasing $2,637 +23.4% 1 -1 $2,637 $29,798 - 5
110 92 The Alphabet Killer Anchor Bay Films $435 -69.7% 1 -1 $435 $27,814 - 5
94 84 Ballast Alluvial Film Company $2,053 -32.1% 4 -1 $513 $76,211 - 10
57 49 Dolphins and Whales: Tribes of the Ocean 3D 3D Entertainment $16,859 -57.1% 10 - $1,686 $5,163,693 - 43
TOTAL (115 MOVIES):$82,434,771-49.3%35,541+1,661$2,319 
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