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TWLWTitle (click to view)StudioWeekend Gross% ChangeTheater Count / ChangeAverageTotal GrossBudget*Week #
121 128 Bill Cunningham New York Zeitgeist $350 -50.4% 1 - $350 $1,500,813 - 29
111 116 Women, Art, Revolution Zeitgeist $818 -53.6% 1 -1 $818 $49,706 - 18
96 124 The Tree Zeitgeist $3,542 +321.2% 6 +4 $590 $55,664 - 12
44 28 Our Idiot Brother Weinstein Company $64,252 -74.6% 136 -275 $472 $24,603,224 $5 6
36 36 Sarah's Key Weinstein Company $109,812 -17.2% 139 -12 $790 $6,770,091 - 11
21 10 I Don't Know How She Does It Weinstein Company $401,675 -79.9% 745 -1,745 $539 $9,222,113 $24 3
46 32 Apollo 18 Weinstein / Dimension $52,239 -72.1% 114 -225 $458 $17,486,059 $5 5
24 17 Spy Kids: All the Time in the World Weinstein / Dimension $359,592 -49.9% 710 -497 $506 $37,544,387 $27 7
42 33 Final Destination 5 Warner Bros. (New Line) $75,574 -55.5% 144 -110 $525 $42,520,918 $40 8
32 27 Horrible Bosses Warner Bros. (New Line) $171,737 -35.7% 222 -91 $774 $117,223,926 $35 13
117 - Deep Sea 3D (IMAX) Warner Bros. $497 - 1 - $497 $44,389,243 - 290
64 68 Under the Sea 3D Warner Bros. $20,181 +20.8% 10 +2 $2,018 $28,474,040 - 138
50 47 Hubble 3D Warner Bros. $48,259 -23.4% 26 - $1,856 $28,699,308 - 81
35 37 Born to Be Wild (IMAX) Warner Bros. $111,946 -3.3% 49 - $2,285 $13,181,619 - 26
26 22 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Warner Bros. $273,263 -29.5% 252 -68 $1,084 $379,245,610 - 12
22 16 Crazy, Stupid, Love. Warner Bros. $398,083 -49.2% 405 -270 $983 $82,763,540 $50 10
10 6 Contagion Warner Bros. $4,907,154 -41.9% 2,744 -392 $1,788 $64,569,619 $60 4
1 3 Dolphin Tale Warner Bros. $13,912,419 -27.4% 3,515 +8 $3,958 $37,183,796 $37 2
41 30 Seven Days in Utopia Visio Entertainment $84,244 -64.3% 135 -137 $624 $4,198,954 - 5
77 N Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster UTV Communications $9,548 - 9 - $1,061 $9,548 - 1
70 N Muran UTV Communications $16,490 - 10 - $1,649 $16,490 - 1
30 26 Cowboys & Aliens Universal $186,795 -32.7% 241 -104 $775 $99,552,611 $163 10
6 N Dream House Universal $8,129,355 - 2,661 - $3,055 $8,129,355 $50 1
95 85 Incendiary Truly Indie $4,120 -43.6% 2 +1 $2,060 $13,170 - 2
20 15 Colombiana TriStar $407,354 -56.4% 412 -435 $989 $35,845,421 $40 6
4 N Courageous TriStar $9,112,839 - 1,161 - $7,849 $9,112,839 $2 1
119 118 The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu The Film Desk $384 -76.4% 1 -2 $384 $16,332 - 4
5 N 50/50 Summit Entertainment $8,644,095 - 2,458 - $3,517 $8,644,095 $8 1
118 - Leap Year (2011) Strand $405 - 1 - $405 $12,561 - 12
107 77 3 (2011) Strand $1,569 -81.9% 2 -4 $785 $31,049 - 3
113 96 Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest Sony Classics $774 -83.3% 4 -8 $194 $1,190,369 - 13
104 104 Life, Above All Sony Classics $1,778 -52.7% 7 -9 $254 $116,537 - 12
62 69 Restless (2011) Sony Classics $20,960 +35.0% 43 +26 $487 $70,791 $8 3
53 46 Higher Ground Sony Classics $48,079 -31.4% 51 -13 $943 $661,292 $2 6
47 N Take Shelter Sony Classics $52,041 - 3 - $17,347 $52,041 $5 1
31 31 Midnight in Paris Sony Classics $180,622 -18.8% 140 -25 $1,290 $54,697,329 $17 20
29 29 The Guard Sony Classics $193,343 -22.5% 157 -10 $1,231 $4,455,135 $6 10
19 9 Straw Dogs (2011) Sony / Screen Gems $426,681 -79.2% 874 -1,534 $488 $10,067,903 $25 3
27 24 Zookeeper Sony / Columbia $211,317 -32.0% 253 -41 $835 $79,912,190 $80 13
25 18 The Smurfs Sony / Columbia $336,049 -38.0% 411 -258 $818 $138,809,045 $110 10
16 34 Bad Teacher Sony / Columbia $473,817 +194.3% 354 +122 $1,338 $100,226,015 $20 15
2 2 Moneyball Sony / Columbia $12,031,592 -38.3% 2,993 - $4,020 $38,000,130 $50 2
59 59 The Whistleblower Samuel Goldwyn $22,799 -22.7% 34 -16 $671 $1,052,014 - 9
74 - Archie's Final Project Rocket Releasing $13,165 +260.0% 1 - $13,165 $17,282 - 2
103 97 Project Nim Roadside Attractions $1,851 -58.7% 7 -11 $264 $397,785 - 13
80 75 The Future Roadside Attractions $8,654 -7.0% 16 -11 $541 $535,957 $1 10
69 48 Thunder Soul Roadside Attractions $16,538 -67.7% 13 -22 $1,272 $81,390 - 2
63 55 Circumstance Roadside Attractions $20,387 -37.8% 23 -6 $886 $345,723 $1 6
102 123 The Man Who Fell to Earth (35th anniversary re-issue) Rialto $1,955 +11.7% 2 -3 $978 $87,207 - 15
40 50 Machine Gun Preacher Relativity $84,732 +87.8% 33 +29 $2,568 $142,931 $30 2
33 19 Shark Night 3D Relativity $141,688 -69.6% 292 -345 $485 $18,492,105 $25 5
55 51 Senna Producers Distribution Agency $43,907 +4.0% 32 +1 $1,372 $1,257,291 - 8
28 21 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Paramount (DreamWorks) $200,720 -50.0% 208 -43 $965 $352,222,098 $195 14
18 25 Captain America: The First Avenger Paramount $436,207 +44.4% 350 +16 $1,246 $175,330,418 $140 11
112 103 A Bird of the Air Paladin $809 -78.8% 1 - $809 $5,462 - 2
94 99 The Whale Paladin $4,556 +5.6% 2 +1 $2,278 $18,779 - 4
91 86 Connected Paladin $5,344 -26.8% 1 -6 $5,344 $32,502 - 3
98 100 Bellflower Oscilloscope Pictures $2,514 -41.1% 13 +1 $193 $155,070 - 9
9 5 Killer Elite Open Road Films $4,916,839 -47.4% 2,986 - $1,647 $17,501,286 $70 2
110 89 Caesar & Otto's Summer Camp Massacre Nocturnal Features $952 -86.1% 2 -1 $476 $25,844 - 3
39 N Filth to Ashes, Flesh to Dust Nocturnal Features $86,086 - 11 - $7,826 $86,086 - 1
52 - The Hedgehog NeoClassics Films $48,138 +5.5% 26 +4 $1,851 $492,267 - 7
105 N Benda Bilili! National Geographic Entertainment $1,678 - 1 - $1,678 $1,678 - 1
92 88 The Names of Love Music Box Films $5,227 -24.1% 11 +1 $475 $486,302 - 15
82 87 Mysteries of Lisbon Music Box Films $8,145 +17.2% 5 +1 $1,629 $89,339 - 9
81 74 Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life Music Box Films $8,271 -18.9% 4 -3 $2,068 $130,625 - 5
58 52 Mozart's Sister Music Box Films $32,481 -11.6% 18 -4 $1,805 $284,105 $4.5 7
76 60 Puncture Millennium Ent. $10,141 -65.2% 4 - $2,535 $46,038 - 2
106 98 The Last Circus Magnolia $1,634 -62.9% 5 - $327 $34,580 - 7
99 114 Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times Magnolia $2,446 +14.3% 7 +1 $349 $1,060,054 - 16
97 113 Magic Trip Magnolia $3,029 +38.2% 5 -2 $606 $142,600 - 9
89 101 Happy, Happy Magnolia $6,061 +43.9% 7 +4 $866 $22,503 - 3
88 76 Limelight Magnolia $6,321 -31.7% 1 - $6,321 $24,593 - 2
66 66 Point Blank Magnolia $18,888 -5.6% 24 -2 $787 $646,095 - 10
45 N Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil Magnolia $52,843 - 30 - $1,761 $52,843 - 1
116 133 Rapt Lorber Films $91 -75.5% 1 - $91 $40,733 - 13
124 135 Film Socialisme Lorber Films $188 -6.5% 1 - $188 $34,102 - 18
49 65 Conan the Barbarian (2011) Lionsgate $50,505 +146.5% 115 +59 $439 $21,270,904 $90 7
17 14 Warrior Lionsgate $460,263 -58.9% 707 -704 $651 $13,082,667 $25 4
7 4 Abduction Lionsgate $5,608,053 -48.7% 3,118 - $1,799 $19,097,241 $35 2
101 N My Joy Kino Lorber $2,077 - 1 - $2,077 $2,077 - 1
61 64 The Mill and the Cross Kino Classics $20,982 -4.1% 7 +2 $2,997 $76,942 - 3
123 - The Robber Kino $192 - 1 - $192 $83,451 - 34
108 110 City of Life and Death Kino $1,060 -56.3% 2 - $530 $112,646 $12 21
100 115 Granito: How to Nail a Dictator International Film Circuit $2,320 +29.4% 2 - $1,160 $17,933 - 3
84 91 Where Soldiers Come From International Film Circuit $7,826 +36.1% 3 - $2,609 $25,359 - 4
71 73 Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness International Film Circuit $16,320 +15.6% 12 +2 $1,360 $582,870 - 13
48 35 Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame Indomina Media $51,900 -67.7% 34 -14 $1,526 $350,034 - 5
85 80 Space Station 3-D (IMAX) IMAX $7,573 -8.6% 1 -1 $7,573 $84,307,934 - 494
73 72 Brighton Rock IFC $13,535 -8.8% 24 +6 $564 $186,016 $12 6
57 56 The Black Power Mix Tape: 1967-1975 IFC $32,712 +1.2% 9 +3 $3,635 $126,240 - 4
54 49 Love Crime IFC $46,867 -3.4% 21 +1 $2,232 $293,076 - 5
51 61 Weekend (2011) IFC $48,418 +77.7% 6 +5 $8,070 $92,232 - 2
- - Nostalgia for the Light Icarus Films $278 - 1 - $278 $150,317 - 38
114 129 Turtle: The Incredible Journey Hannover House $646 -6.5% 1 -1 $646 $375,733 - 15
87 N Sarah Palin - You Betcha! Freestyle Releasing $6,911 - 6 - $1,152 $6,911 - 1
56 N Munger Road Freestyle Releasing $36,605 - 1 - $36,605 $36,605 - 1
86 N Margaret Fox Searchlight $7,525 - 2 - $3,763 $7,525 $14 1
78 92 Another Earth Fox Searchlight $8,902 +59.2% 15 +1 $593 $1,316,074 - 11
67 57 The Tree of Life Fox Searchlight $17,740 -44.1% 29 -10 $612 $13,246,069 $32 19
43 38 Mr. Popper's Penguins Fox $69,498 -36.3% 103 -50 $675 $68,131,160 $55 16
15 12 Rise of the Planet of the Apes Fox $541,075 -53.4% 591 -587 $916 $174,482,629 $93 9
8 N What's Your Number? Fox $5,421,669 - 3,002 - $1,806 $5,421,669 $20 1
14 11 The Debt Focus Features $628,884 -50.1% 603 -464 $1,043 $30,073,751 $20 5
115 126 Pianomania First Run $604 -20.1% 1 -1 $604 $28,509 - 19
109 94 Jane's Journey First Run $959 -81.1% 2 +1 $480 $14,152 - 3
90 N American Teacher First Run $6,036 - 2 - $3,018 $6,036 - 1
72 70 The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby First Run $13,762 -10.7% 3 +2 $4,587 $34,807 - 2
34 23 Don't Be Afraid of the Dark FilmDistrict $129,142 -63.5% 216 -208 $598 $23,708,510 $25 6
11 7 Drive (2011) FilmDistrict $3,289,714 -42.9% 1,974 -930 $1,667 $27,003,029 $15 3
- 108 Bol Eros $587 -80.9% 38 - $15 $188,595 - 5
37 20 Mausam Eros $103,018 -77.6% 96 - $1,073 $655,552 - 2
38 43 My Afternoons with Margueritte Cohen Media Group $88,800 +14.3% 41 +12 $2,166 $218,500 - 3
13 13 Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain Codeblack Entertainment $735,231 -35.2% 278 -9 $2,645 $6,250,710 - 4
- N War of the Arrows CJ Entertainment $24,041 - 1 - $24,041 $24,041 - 1
120 - Aurora Cinema Guild $371 - 1 - $371 $5,061 - 6
93 81 The Interrupters Cinema Guild $4,939 -39.2% 5 -2 $988 $199,611 - 10
68 67 Fright Night (2011) Buena Vista $16,730 -13.5% 23 -21 $727 $18,084,090 $30 7
23 - Cars 2 Buena Vista $382,241 - 255 - $1,499 $190,061,329 $200 14
12 8 The Help Buena Vista $3,015,995 -31.0% 2,505 -190 $1,204 $159,373,023 $25 8
3 1 The Lion King (in 3D) Buena Vista $10,615,645 -51.6% 2,340 +10 $4,537 $79,209,794 - 3
79 N Finding Joe Balcony Releasing $8,753 - 1 - $8,753 $8,753 - 1
122 131 Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles Argot Pictures $217 -52.7% 1 - $217 $20,726 - 5
83 106 El Bulli: Cooking in Progress Alive Mind Cinema $8,031 +129.9% 7 +3 $1,147 $125,827 - 10
75 121 Passione Abramorama $10,200 +693.2% 3 +2 $3,400 $214,686 - 15
60 40 Pearl Jam Twenty Abramorama $21,585 -78.9% 5 -2 $4,317 $454,784 - 2
65 63 Sea Rex 3D: Journey to a Prehistoric World 3D Entertainment $19,212 -20.4% 10 -2 $1,921 $4,271,367 $5 71
TOTAL (127 MOVIES):$99,307,078-15.9%42,005-956$2,364 
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