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March 13-15, 2009
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TWLWTitle (click to view)StudioWeekend Gross% ChangeTheater Count / ChangeAverageTotal GrossBudget*Week #
103 94 Trouble the Water Zeitgeist $454 -73.2% 1 -2 $454 $516,358 - 30
84 74 Examined Life Zeitgeist $5,354 -41.6% 3 - $1,785 $53,616 - 3
72 69 Fados Zeitgeist $9,788 -9.6% 1 - $9,788 $26,346 - 2
58 48 Fanboys Weinstein Company $23,727 -29.0% 27 -18 $879 $585,604 - 6
41 44 Crossing Over Weinstein Company $102,331 +114.6% 38 +26 $2,693 $272,175 - 3
14 12 The Reader Weinstein Company $1,309,669 -32.0% 1,002 -173 $1,307 $31,887,248 $32 14
33 30 Inkheart Warner Bros. (New Line) $187,856 -24.9% 289 -21 $650 $16,840,355 $60 8
17 14 Friday the 13th (2009) Warner Bros. (New Line) $595,165 -58.8% 780 -925 $763 $64,361,909 $19 5
8 6 He's Just Not That Into You Warner Bros. (New Line) $2,939,484 -26.8% 1,890 -555 $1,555 $89,038,259 - 6
57 55 Deep Sea 3D (IMAX) Warner Bros. $23,863 -3.8% 4 - $5,966 $37,579,551 - 159
42 37 Yes Man Warner Bros. $82,141 -42.8% 102 -37 $805 $97,554,197 $70 13
26 31 Under the Sea 3D Warner Bros. $307,265 +26.5% 50 +4 $6,145 $3,225,474 - 5
13 11 Gran Torino Warner Bros. $1,505,408 -26.1% 1,102 -418 $1,366 $143,829,449 $33 14
2 1 Watchmen Warner Bros. $17,817,301 -67.7% 3,611 - $4,934 $85,751,993 $130 2
66 49 Delhi 6 UTV Communications $11,366 -65.0% 17 -23 $669 $879,913 - 4
39 32 Frost/Nixon Universal $148,245 -34.1% 182 -84 $815 $18,475,446 $25 15
3 N The Last House on the Left (2009) Universal $14,118,685 - 2,401 - $5,880 $14,118,685 - 1
43 39 Valkyrie United Artists $74,865 -38.7% 167 -71 $448 $82,989,109 $75 12
92 - Monsieur Verdoux (re-issue) The Film Desk $2,236 - 1 - $2,236 $46,496 - 52
48 43 Fly Me to the Moon Summit Entertainment $52,068 -2.3% 8 -1 $6,509 $13,219,226 $25 31
29 25 Twilight Summit Entertainment $259,817 -25.8% 338 -60 $769 $191,098,026 $37 17
19 17 Push Summit Entertainment $539,468 -52.7% 615 -527 $877 $30,564,529 $38 6
79 71 Cherry Blossoms Strand $6,895 -33.2% 7 -1 $985 $49,959 - 9
100 110 Were the World Mine Speak Productions $716 +558.0% 1 -1 $716 $120,739 - 20
89 81 Synecdoche, New York Sony Classics $3,182 -38.5% 4 -5 $796 $3,078,285 $20 21
87 60 Frozen River Sony Classics $4,939 -67.7% 5 -7 $988 $2,508,841 - 33
65 66 12 Sony Classics $11,433 -5.1% 7 +2 $1,633 $30,189 - 2
62 56 I've Loved You So Long Sony Classics $16,009 -33.5% 17 -15 $942 $3,126,301 - 21
50 41 Rachel Getting Married Sony Classics $36,329 -43.5% 55 -21 $661 $12,748,504 - 24
47 40 Waltz with Bashir Sony Classics $52,317 -40.2% 82 -47 $638 $2,126,007 - 12
25 27 The Class Sony Classics $333,337 +13.8% 120 +32 $2,778 $2,456,132 - 13
12 10 Fired Up Sony / Screen Gems $1,645,380 -33.6% 1,518 -280 $1,084 $15,430,103 $20 4
20 16 The Pink Panther 2 Sony / Columbia $536,634 -58.4% 627 -592 $856 $35,421,960 $70 6
16 15 The International Sony / Columbia $716,479 -46.1% 549 -635 $1,305 $24,975,097 $50 5
7 5 Paul Blart: Mall Cop Sony / Columbia $3,119,151 -24.8% 2,281 -277 $1,367 $137,785,983 $26 9
54 46 Play the Game Slowhand Cinema $30,052 -25.1% 16 -4 $1,878 $163,372 - 3
76 70 2009 Oscar Shorts Shorts International $7,501 -29.0% 10 -2 $750 $641,120 - 6
93 - Under Our Skin Shadow Dist. $2,121 - 1 - $2,121 $2,121 - -13
96 77 An American Affair Screen Media $1,436 -81.5% 2 - $718 $25,904 - 3
51 N Brothers at War Samuel Goldwyn $33,142 - 7 - $4,735 $33,142 - 1
71 N Z (40th anniv. re-issue) Rialto $10,144 - 1 - $10,144 $10,144 - 1
95 90 Serbis Regent Releasing $1,616 -27.4% 1 -3 $1,616 $59,243 - 7
94 85 Ciao Regent Releasing $1,734 -47.7% 1 - $1,734 $44,184 - 15
55 N Tokyo Sonata Regent Releasing $28,345 - 2 - $14,173 $28,345 - 1
82 75 Explicit I'LLS Peace Arch Entertainment $6,256 -31.4% 2 +1 $3,128 $17,750 - 2
37 34 Defiance Paramount Vantage $155,864 -25.7% 202 -47 $772 $28,260,750 $32 11
35 33 Revolutionary Road Paramount Vantage $157,766 -28.2% 181 -54 $872 $22,575,245 $35 12
24 21 The Uninvited Paramount (DreamWorks) $352,095 -21.8% 411 -47 $857 $28,133,091 - 7
18 18 Hotel for Dogs Paramount (DreamWorks) $577,927 -46.3% 804 -316 $719 $70,040,394 - 9
28 22 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Paramount $270,835 -38.5% 281 -120 $964 $126,532,358 $150 12
36 35 Last Chance Harvey Overture Films $157,426 -7.0% 203 -15 $775 $14,413,492 - 12
31 N Sunshine Cleaning Overture Films $219,190 - 4 - $54,798 $219,190 - 1
44 42 Wendy and Lucy Oscilloscope Pictures $65,628 +19.3% 40 +7 $1,641 $642,267 - 14
63 63 U2 3D National Geographic Entertainment $14,915 +11.0% 8 - $1,864 $9,745,703 - 60
53 53 Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure (IMAX) National Geographic Entertainment $30,390 +9.8% 15 - $2,026 $21,004,979 - 76
61 100 The Secrets Monterey Media, Inc. $16,034 +1,236.2% 7 +6 $2,291 $92,673 - 16
27 26 Doubt Miramax $289,388 -14.9% 275 -37 $1,052 $32,888,223 $20 14
75 N Severed Ways Magnolia $7,686 - 1 - $7,686 $7,686 - 1
64 59 Let the Right One In (2008) Magnolia $12,512 -43.9% 13 -15 $962 $2,090,153 - 21
23 23 Two Lovers Magnolia $403,154 +5.1% 134 +41 $3,009 $1,632,251 - 5
34 28 New in Town Lionsgate $187,336 -31.3% 239 -91 $784 $16,554,406 - 7
5 2 Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail Lionsgate $5,108,532 -40.1% 2,203 +52 $2,319 $83,187,594 - 4
56 58 Tokyo! Liberation Entertainment $25,701 +11.6% 6 +5 $4,284 $58,011 - 2
99 96 Just Another Love Story Koch Lorber Films $766 -53.6% 1 - $766 $35,049 - 10
74 76 Katyn Koch Lorber Films $7,897 -0.8% 1 - $7,897 $61,676 - 4
70 104 One Day You'll Understand Kino $10,429 +2,359.7% 5 +4 $2,086 $99,370 - 16
59 64 Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 Kino $20,225 +59.0% 9 +7 $2,247 $139,087 - 17
80 86 Sherman's Way International Film Circuit $6,274 +125.0% 4 +3 $1,569 $9,626 - 2
60 54 Magnificent Desolation (IMAX) IMAX $19,458 -25.9% 9 +4 $2,162 $27,805,392 - 182
49 51 Space Station 3-D (IMAX) IMAX $51,162 +75.5% 9 +1 $5,685 $78,048,463 - 361
67 61 Medicine for Melancholy IFC $11,331 -24.0% 3 +1 $3,777 $82,907 - 7
46 45 Everlasting Moments IFC $56,947 +40.8% 13 +8 $4,381 $113,767 - 2
45 47 Che IFC $65,184 +62.9% 31 +6 $2,103 $1,239,317 - 14
40 38 Gomorrah IFC $141,383 +5.6% 39 +11 $3,625 $776,006 - 12
86 67 Notorious (2009) Fox Searchlight $5,301 -53.4% 14 -9 $379 $36,827,362 $20 9
21 19 The Wrestler Fox Searchlight $449,060 -39.7% 456 -221 $985 $25,450,588 $6 13
10 N Miss March Fox Searchlight $2,409,156 - 1,742 - $1,383 $2,409,156 - 1
6 4 Slumdog Millionaire Fox Searchlight $5,002,777 -26.5% 2,578 -312 $1,941 $132,602,820 $15 18
73 57 Australia Fox $8,674 -63.2% 18 -16 $482 $49,543,098 $130 16
69 65 The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) Fox $11,175 -11.9% 20 -5 $559 $79,337,544 $80 14
38 36 Bride Wars Fox $149,771 -2.0% 186 -18 $805 $58,134,881 $30 10
32 29 Marley and Me Fox $192,222 -25.4% 222 -75 $866 $142,611,757 - 12
22 13 Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li Fox $430,323 -71.0% 453 -711 $950 $8,158,438 - 3
4 3 Taken Fox $6,568,651 -10.4% 2,858 -158 $2,298 $126,752,054 $25 7
30 20 Milk Focus Features $233,060 -60.0% 228 -219 $1,022 $31,549,014 $20 16
9 7 Coraline Focus Features $2,718,231 -16.5% 1,768 -191 $1,537 $69,240,852 $60 6
102 84 Our City Dreams First Run $493 -85.6% 3 +2 $164 $30,531 - 6
98 88 Absurdistan First Run $1,259 -50.1% 2 - $630 $12,217 - 6
85 73 Ballerina First Run $5,354 -41.7% 1 -2 $5,354 $39,115 - 9
83 N Carmen & Geoffrey First Run $5,656 - 1 - $5,656 $5,656 - 1
88 N Waiting for Dublin Cinema Libre $4,183 - 4 - $1,046 $4,183 - 1
97 89 The Betrayal Cinema Guild $1,271 -43.1% 1 -1 $1,271 $31,953 - 17
68 62 Roving Mars (IMAX) Buena Vista $11,292 -16.7% 5 -1 $2,258 $10,145,436 - 164
15 9 Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience Buena Vista $940,270 -66.8% 968 -308 $971 $18,241,586 - 3
11 8 Confessions of a Shopaholic Buena Vista $1,941,638 -37.4% 1,591 -699 $1,220 $41,295,158 - 5
1 N Race to Witch Mountain Buena Vista $24,402,214 - 3,187 - $7,657 $24,402,214 - 1
101 95 Pray the Devil Back to Hell Balcony Releasing $513 -69.6% 1 - $513 $84,741 - 19
78 N Throw Down Your Heart Argot Pictures $7,283 - 2 - $3,642 $7,283 - 1
77 98 Crips and Bloods: Made in America Argot Pictures $7,304 +415.5% 2 +1 $3,652 $61,465 - 8
90 79 13B AdLabs $2,671 -60.4% 9 -1 $297 $10,754 - 2
81 68 Yaavarum Nalam AdLabs $6,270 -43.3% 6 - $1,045 $21,127 - 2
91 - Robert Blecker Wants Me Dead Abramorama $2,408 - 1 - $2,408 $8,580 - 3
52 52 Dolphins and Whales: Tribes of the Ocean 3D 3D Entertainment $32,876 +16.2% 7 - $4,697 $5,678,827 - 57
TOTAL (103 MOVIES):$100,716,495-13.8%39,430-1,432$2,554 
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