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December 19-21, 2008
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TWLWTitle (click to view)StudioWeekend Gross% ChangeTheater Count / ChangeAverageTotal GrossBudget*Week #
89 83 Trouble the Water Zeitgeist $242 -90.6% 1 -4 $242 $486,362 - 18
85 82 Stranded: I Have Come from a Plane That Crashed on the Mountains Zeitgeist $467 -82.8% 1 -3 $467 $60,442 - 9
20 15 Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi Yash Raj $326,641 -64.5% 82 -1 $3,983 $1,431,843 - 2
42 32 Zack and Miri Make a Porno Weinstein Company $36,307 -64.0% 87 -76 $417 $31,153,007 $24 8
29 25 The Reader Weinstein Company $92,790 -44.8% 8 - $11,599 $349,240 $32 2
57 52 Appaloosa Warner Bros. (New Line) $9,902 -47.3% 33 -32 $300 $20,051,965 $20 14
5 2 Four Christmases Warner Bros. (New Line) $7,701,375 -41.1% 3,515 -25 $2,191 $100,110,827 $80 4
62 46 RockNRolla Warner Bros. $7,077 -75.3% 39 -84 $181 $5,694,401 - 11
54 48 Body of Lies Warner Bros. $11,391 -52.9% 24 -13 $475 $39,043,452 $70 11
49 51 Deep Sea 3D (IMAX) Warner Bros. $17,732 -6.8% 10 - $1,773 $37,117,207 - 147
38 28 The Dark Knight Warner Bros. $51,743 -53.9% 157 -48 $330 $530,811,565 $185 23
35 66 Nights in Rodanthe Warner Bros. $55,622 +628.0% 204 +181 $273 $41,633,345 - 13
22 23 The Polar Express (IMAX re-issue 2008) Warner Bros. $260,441 +22.4% 26 - $10,017 $1,132,245 - 5
18 20 Gran Torino Warner Bros. $468,221 +72.3% 19 +13 $24,643 $859,860 $33 2
1 N Yes Man Warner Bros. $18,262,471 - 3,434 - $5,318 $18,262,471 $70 1
- - Box Elder Unknown $990 - 2 - $495 $44,442 - 42
28 21 Changeling Universal $101,905 -60.3% 229 -164 $445 $35,397,257 $55 9
19 17 Frost/Nixon Universal $378,052 -39.6% 39 - $9,694 $1,491,262 $25 3
16 13 Role Models Universal $645,395 -58.2% 792 -536 $815 $65,593,985 $28 7
3 N The Tale of Despereaux Universal $10,103,675 - 3,104 - $3,255 $10,103,675 $60 1
72 - The Wild Child (re-issue) The Film Desk $2,362 - 2 - $1,181 $22,738 - 7
56 59 Fly Me to the Moon Summit Entertainment $10,095 -32.2% 13 +1 $777 $12,423,424 $25 19
6 3 Twilight Summit Entertainment $5,189,319 -34.7% 2,991 -658 $1,735 $158,423,218 $37 5
90 - How About You Strand $145 - 1 - $145 $33,013 - 6
60 - A Secret Strand $7,721 - 7 - $1,103 $557,566 - 16
68 57 Were the World Mine Speak Productions $3,155 -80.2% 3 -1 $1,052 $82,463 - 8
80 76 I Served the King of England Sony Classics $650 -79.9% 3 - $217 $617,228 - 17
76 65 Frozen River Sony Classics $1,471 -83.6% 4 -9 $368 $2,307,807 - 21
66 77 Ashes of Time Redux Sony Classics $3,799 +21.0% 14 - $271 $170,428 - 11
36 29 Synecdoche, New York Sony Classics $53,622 -48.8% 56 -41 $958 $2,547,673 $20 9
30 30 I've Loved You So Long Sony Classics $83,284 -18.8% 52 +6 $1,602 $2,052,667 - 9
26 22 Rachel Getting Married Sony Classics $130,230 -41.2% 115 -36 $1,132 $9,785,033 - 12
17 12 Cadillac Records Sony / Columbia $606,748 -61.7% 701 +13 $866 $7,046,250 $12 3
10 6 Quantum of Solace Sony / Columbia $2,051,882 -44.8% 1,874 -761 $1,095 $161,200,412 $200 6
2 N Seven Pounds Sony / Columbia $14,851,136 - 2,758 - $5,385 $14,851,136 $55 1
34 26 Fireproof Samuel Goldwyn $56,163 -61.9% 160 -186 $351 $33,063,487 $0.5 13
88 84 House (2008) Roadside Attractions $331 -86.4% 1 -10 $331 $574,940 - 7
81 94 Breakfast with Scot Regent Releasing $649 -33.3% 1 - $649 $42,980 - 11
79 86 I Can't Think Straight Regent Releasing $686 -67.7% 2 -1 $343 $35,794 - 5
77 - Antarctica Regent Releasing $1,302 - 1 - $1,302 $9,181 - 12
70 81 Ciao Regent Releasing $2,733 -5.6% 3 +2 $911 $10,723 - 3
53 47 JCVD Peace Arch Entertainment $13,290 -51.6% 15 -9 $886 $413,523 - 7
27 24 Eagle Eye Paramount (DreamWorks) $129,410 -34.7% 254 -66 $509 $100,856,790 $80 13
12 8 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Paramount (DreamWorks) $1,569,610 -50.7% 2,007 -761 $782 $172,392,069 $150 7
75 71 Righteous Kill Overture Films $1,620 -65.0% 15 -21 $108 $40,081,035 $60 15
13 7 Nothing Like the Holidays Overture Films $1,305,439 -63.0% 1,671 - $781 $5,924,513 - 2
51 54 Wendy and Lucy Oscilloscope Pictures $16,004 -12.2% 6 +4 $2,667 $50,650 - 2
73 78 U2 3D National Geographic Entertainment $1,847 -38.2% 1 -2 $1,847 $9,647,929 - 48
43 43 Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure (IMAX) National Geographic Entertainment $31,138 -22.8% 21 - $1,483 $20,161,732 - 64
67 75 Tell No One Music Box Films $3,556 +8.8% 6 +1 $593 $6,130,293 - 25
69 68 The Secrets Monterey Media, Inc. $3,039 -53.7% 5 -1 $608 $52,226 - 4
40 33 Happy-Go-Lucky Miramax $44,621 -48.6% 84 -60 $531 $3,101,671 - 11
21 16 The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Miramax $274,481 -60.0% 403 -276 $681 $8,379,440 - 7
15 19 Doubt Miramax $680,948 +34.2% 39 +24 $17,460 $1,399,548 $20 2
52 38 Soul Men MGM (Weinstein) $14,756 -70.5% 95 - $155 $11,998,223 - 7
31 42 Vicky Cristina Barcelona MGM (Weinstein) $72,723 +79.7% 162 +134 $449 $22,658,945 - 19
48 40 Igor MGM $18,382 -59.8% 82 -36 $224 $19,420,496 $25 14
63 69 Man on Wire Magnolia $5,917 +1.5% 6 +2 $986 $2,913,155 - 22
59 72 Timecrimes (Los Cronocrimenes) Magnolia $7,864 +80.7% 7 +5 $1,123 $14,887 - 2
32 34 Let the Right One In (2008) Magnolia $68,656 -10.3% 53 - $1,295 $1,245,880 - 9
25 14 Punisher: War Zone Lionsgate $193,995 -86.0% 385 -2,123 $504 $7,948,159 $35 3
14 10 Transporter 3 Lionsgate $682,033 -71.0% 1,007 -1,534 $677 $31,069,389 - 4
83 74 Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 Kino $615 -84.5% 1 -2 $615 $59,252 - 5
47 58 Space Station 3-D (IMAX) IMAX $21,658 +40.0% 5 -3 $4,332 $77,216,088 - 349
46 50 Magnificent Desolation (IMAX) IMAX $22,834 +16.7% 4 -1 $5,709 $26,744,089 - 170
41 41 Santa Vs. the Snowman - Season 7 (IMAX) IMAX $40,944 -0.5% 18 - $2,275 $308,766 - 8
86 79 Where God Left His Shoes IFC $464 -84.1% 2 - $232 $3,911 - 2
82 87 Fear(s) of the Dark IFC $617 -67.3% 3 -1 $206 $77,876 - 9
74 80 A Girl Cut in Two IFC $1,838 -36.8% 9 +1 $204 $409,658 - 19
64 N Gomorrah IFC $5,532 - 1 - $5,532 $5,532 - 1
37 36 A Christmas Tale IFC $52,393 -15.5% 48 +5 $1,092 $795,910 - 6
84 56 Nobel Son Freestyle Releasing $546 -96.7% 3 -96 $182 $540,118 - 3
45 64 The Haunting of Molly Hartley Freestyle Releasing $24,415 +137.1% 73 +57 $334 $13,442,412 - 8
39 27 The Secret Life of Bees Fox Searchlight $49,479 -56.6% 141 -130 $351 $37,320,137 $11 10
24 N The Wrestler Fox Searchlight $202,714 - 4 - $50,679 $288,220 $6 1
8 11 Slumdog Millionaire Fox Searchlight $3,053,760 +40.4% 589 +420 $5,185 $12,037,510 $15 6
58 55 City of Ember Fox $8,921 -46.8% 40 -23 $223 $7,823,153 $55 11
44 39 Max Payne Fox $24,590 -46.2% 69 -52 $356 $40,632,110 $35 10
9 5 Australia Fox $2,174,188 -47.9% 2,212 -491 $983 $41,796,525 $130 4
4 1 The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) Fox $9,890,105 -67.6% 3,560 - $2,778 $48,366,989 $80 2
50 44 Burn After Reading Focus Features $16,314 -49.8% 44 -13 $371 $60,338,891 $37 15
11 9 Milk Focus Features $1,729,156 -33.5% 356 +28 $4,857 $10,410,039 $20 4
91 - House of the Sleeping Beauties First Run $136 - 1 - $136 $3,387 - 3
87 - Save Me First Run $424 - 1 - $424 $82,369 - 16
78 101 The Flyboys Dark Coast Pictures $702 +142.1% 1 - $702 $144,110 - 19
65 67 Roving Mars (IMAX) Buena Vista $4,407 -35.3% 6 - $735 $9,821,139 - 152
55 45 WALL-E Buena Vista $11,074 -64.1% 62 -61 $179 $223,773,410 $180 26
33 31 High School Musical 3: Senior Year Buena Vista $56,436 -44.4% 161 -99 $351 $89,404,747 $11 9
23 35 Beverly Hills Chihuahua Buena Vista $225,706 +218.0% 315 +142 $717 $92,595,594 - 12
7 4 Bolt Buena Vista $4,146,856 -44.4% 2,968 -165 $1,397 $94,900,059 $150 5
71 61 Pray the Devil Back to Hell Balcony Releasing $2,524 -80.6% 4 -1 $631 $51,886 - 7
61 63 Dolphins and Whales: Tribes of the Ocean 3D 3D Entertainment $7,700 -27.3% 10 - $770 $5,188,311 - 45
TOTAL (92 MOVIES):$88,506,299-3.5%37,603-632$2,354 
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