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RowTWLWTitle (click to view)StudioWeekend Gross% ChangeTheater Count / ChangeAverageTotal GrossBudget*Week #
1 68 N Ricky IFC $1,626 - 1 - $1,626 $2,226 - 1
2 59 N A Town Called Panic Zeit. $2,850 - 1 - $2,850 $4,043 - 1
3 86 - Endgame Mont. $536 - 1 - $536 $6,863 - 7
4 92 - The Missing Person Strand $189 - 1 - $189 $8,157 - 4
5 85 99 Home (2009 French movie) Lorb. $691 +49.6% 1 - $691 $8,739 - 4
6 95 - Peter and Vandy Strand $108 - 1 - $108 $10,726 - 4
7 76 - Fallen Idol: The Yuri Gagarin Conspiracy Indic. $1,125 - 1 - $1,125 $11,708 - 10
8 83 70 Serious Moonlight Magn. $769 -84.6% 2 -6 $385 $24,161 - 3
9 82 75 Uncertainty IFC $770 -82.0% 4 - $193 $36,230 - 6
10 77 86 Oh My God? Mitro. $1,106 -33.5% 1 -1 $1,106 $37,250 - 6
11 70 44 The Slammin' Salmon Anch. $1,475 -94.4% 3 -8 $492 $37,798 - 2
12 60 59 Until the Light Takes Us Vari. $2,681 -74.1% 2 -1 $1,341 $40,928 - 3
13 89 - Beeswax CGld $265 - 1 - $265 $41,385 - 18
14 73 77 Four Seasons Lodge FRun $1,254 -69.3% 2 -1 $627 $41,653 - 6
15 79 93 The Sun Lorb. $1,011 +29.3% 2 - $506 $45,565 - 5
16 63 67 Killing Kasztner SkyI $2,308 -56.7% 1 - $2,308 $45,861 - 9
17 88 98 That Evening Sun Free $358 -42.7% 1 -1 $358 $47,695 - 7
18 56 - The Little Traitor N/A $5,021 - 2 - $2,511 $85,483 - 9
19 64 - Cloud 9 MBox $2,014 - 2 - $1,007 $86,452 - 19
20 87 81 The Headless Woman Strand $448 -84.2% 1 -1 $448 $95,675 - 14
21 61 80 The House of the Devil Magn. $2,611 -13.1% 6 +1 $435 $97,113 - 8
22 66 82 Ong Bak 2: The Beginning Magn. $1,877 -18.4% 3 -1 $626 $99,836 - 9
23 78 88 Bronson Magn. $1,036 -17.9% 4 +1 $259 $103,828 - 11
24 32 N Crazy Heart FoxS $82,664 - 4 - $20,666 $107,996 $7 1
25 57 69 35 Shots of Rum CGld $3,177 -37.4% 2 -3 $1,589 $125,399 - 14
26 71 79 Horse Boy Zeit. $1,357 -56.0% 1 -1 $1,357 $136,691 - 12
27 80 76 The Yes Men Fix the World Shad. $916 -77.9% 3 -8 $305 $159,033 - 13
28 96 83 Crude FRun $70 -96.9% 1 -5 $70 $161,985 - 15
29 84 - Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love Shad. $705 - 1 - $705 $164,929 - 28
30 39 30 The Lovely Bones P/DW $45,097 -61.3% 3 - $15,032 $200,687 $65 2
31 74 85 The Beaches of Agnes CGld $1,200 -36.6% 2 -2 $600 $221,482 - 25
32 50 42 The Private Lives of Pippa Lee Scre. $15,247 -56.0% 17 -9 $897 $226,471 - 4
33 91 96 Big Fan FInd. $229 -64.9% 1 - $229 $229,997 - 17
34 21 N Nine Wein. $257,232 - 4 - $64,308 $257,232 $80 1
35 20 N The Young Victoria App. $260,591 - 44 - $5,923 $260,591 $35 1
36 45 43 La Danse: Le Ballet de L'Opera de Paris Zipp. $25,055 -23.4% 25 +5 $1,002 $339,790 - 7
37 34 33 The Polar Express (IMAX re-issue 2009) WB $75,143 -2.0% 17 +1 $4,420 $368,889 - 7
38 54 58 The Damned United SPC $5,106 -52.0% 20 -10 $255 $435,202 - 11
39 41 35 Red Cliff Magn. $36,555 -44.8% 40 -2 $914 $444,758 - 5
40 49 51 The Maid Elep. $16,374 -10.7% 19 - $862 $466,723 - 10
41 27 21 A Single Man Wein. $142,848 -34.3% 9 - $15,872 $475,198 $7 2
42 90 - Shall We Kiss? MBox $250 - 1 - $250 $533,939 - 29
43 94 104 From Mexico with Love RAtt. $140 +150.0% 2 +1 $70 $548,638 - 11
44 26 25 Me and Orson Welles Free $156,420 +1.1% 134 +70 $1,167 $549,973 $25 4
45 44 37 The Messenger Osci. $26,444 -41.5% 43 -7 $615 $592,390 $6.5 6
46 72 78 Amreeka NGE $1,336 -67.1% 2 -3 $668 $619,172 - 16
47 69 64 Kurbaan UTV $1,496 -76.7% 3 -10 $499 $754,268 - 5
48 67 - The Wonder of It All Indic. $1,843 - 2 - $922 $779,632 - 16
49 24 31 Broken Embraces SPC $198,254 +81.0% 30 +24 $6,608 $840,949 - 5
50 81 87 Seraphine MBox $889 -40.7% 2 - $445 $854,124 - 29
51 55 55 Paris IFC $5,031 -66.5% 12 -16 $419 $1,005,168 - 14
52 58 100 Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg ICir $2,999 +676.9% 3 - $1,000 $1,128,608 - 24
53 36 27 Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans First $64,934 -55.6% 76 -20 $854 $1,302,159 $25 5
54 93 103 Departures Reg. $160 +142.4% 1 - $160 $1,491,098 - 30
55 53 53 New York, I Love You Viv. $5,996 -65.7% 11 -16 $545 $1,585,787 - 10
56 75 71 The September Issue RAtt. $1,174 -76.4% 4 -4 $294 $3,811,853 - 17
57 65 63 Good Hair RAtt. $1,877 -72.6% 6 -8 $313 $4,144,599 - 11
58 16 17 The Road W/Dim. $660,274 +30.5% 396 +261 $1,667 $4,926,949 $25 4
59 43 41 Coco Before Chanel SPC $28,206 -26.8% 53 -15 $532 $5,938,293 $23 13
60 4 N Did You Hear About the Morgans? Sony $6,616,571 - 2,718 - $2,434 $6,616,571 $58 1
61 23 18 An Education SPC $220,925 -29.7% 200 -24 $1,105 $7,120,034 $7.5 11
62 62 73 Dolphins and Whales: Tribes of the Ocean 3D 3D $2,565 -43.9% 4 - $641 $7,233,891 - 97
63 37 23 Pirate Radio Focus $59,210 -66.0% 242 - $245 $7,830,004 $50 6
64 8 11 Up in the Air Par. $3,210,132 +34.1% 175 +103 $18,344 $8,216,051 $25 3
65 17 13 Everybody's Fine Mira. $601,659 -72.6% 1,003 -1,138 $600 $8,855,646 $21 3
66 28 26 A Serious Man Focus $98,311 -32.8% 117 -35 $840 $8,894,874 - 12
67 19 16 The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day App. $406,783 -48.7% 404 -120 $1,007 $9,365,018 $8 8
68 46 39 Amelia FoxS $18,777 -57.2% 65 -53 $289 $14,172,106 $40 9
69 12 9 Armored SGem $1,284,591 -63.3% 1,538 -381 $835 $14,254,614 $20 3
70 40 32 The Box WB $40,680 -50.1% 131 -72 $311 $14,961,931 $30 7
71 6 3 Invictus WB $4,203,171 -51.2% 2,125 - $1,978 $15,877,956 $60 2
72 18 14 Fantastic Mr. Fox Fox $598,941 -57.1% 540 -728 $1,109 $17,385,916 $40 6
73 42 40 Under the Sea 3D WB $31,395 -21.4% 26 -1 $1,208 $19,133,653 - 45
74 33 38 Astro Boy Sum. $80,148 +81.2% 252 +130 $318 $19,168,663 $65 9
75 9 6 Brothers LGF $2,889,121 -42.4% 2,009 -79 $1,438 $22,349,862 $26 3
76 48 50 Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure (IMAX) NGE $16,894 -10.8% 8 - $2,112 $22,651,881 - 116
77 35 28 The Fourth Kind Uni. $66,495 -53.2% 133 -84 $500 $25,269,950 - 7
78 51 48 Magnificent Desolation (IMAX) Imax $12,936 -33.7% 3 - $4,312 $30,577,464 - 222
79 31 22 The Men Who Stare at Goats Over. $86,086 -57.4% 207 -117 $416 $31,847,604 $25 7
80 14 10 Ninja Assassin WB $932,447 -65.6% 1,155 -945 $807 $36,419,535 $40 4
81 15 12 Planet 51 Sony $810,137 -64.3% 1,349 -1,221 $601 $38,496,770 $70 5
82 13 15 Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire LGF $1,203,741 -6.0% 1,003 +339 $1,200 $40,084,412 $10 7
83 52 61 Deep Sea 3D (IMAX) WB $7,283 -2.4% 3 -2 $2,428 $42,759,571 - 167
84 10 7 Old Dogs BV $2,340,575 -46.9% 2,630 -460 $890 $43,625,471 $35 4
85 2 1 The Princess and the Frog BV $12,185,949 -49.7% 3,475 +41 $3,507 $44,717,721 $105 4
86 30 24 Law Abiding Citizen Over. $87,049 -47.5% 151 -74 $576 $72,443,511 $50 10
87 38 34 Where the Wild Things Are WB $56,636 -24.6% 123 -22 $460 $75,789,686 $100 10
88 1 N Avatar Fox $77,025,481 - 3,452 - $22,313 $77,025,481 - 1
89 47 46 Space Station 3-D (IMAX) Imax $17,960 -22.1% 3 -2 $5,987 $80,452,657 - 401
90 29 36 Paranormal Activity Par. $88,715 +43.8% 237 +55 $374 $107,603,100 $0.015 13
91 25 19 Couples Retreat Uni. $170,610 -33.8% 294 -77 $580 $107,863,225 $70 11
92 22 - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Sony $255,073 - 307 - $831 $122,984,743 $100 14
93 7 5 A Christmas Carol (2009) BV $3,443,464 -49.6% 2,070 -332 $1,664 $130,813,354 $200 7
94 11 8 2012 Sony $2,204,588 -49.3% 2,242 -596 $983 $159,028,696 $200 6
95 3 2 The Blind Side WB $10,021,280 -33.4% 3,407 +19 $2,941 $164,725,525 $29 5
96 5 4 The Twilight Saga: New Moon Sum. $4,407,598 -44.6% 3,035 -600 $1,452 $274,598,319 $50 5
TOTAL (96 MOVIES):$137,963,395+42.1%37,874-1,087$3,643 
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