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TWLWTitle (click to view)StudioWeekend Gross% ChangeTheater Count / ChangeAverageTotal GrossBudget*Week #
61 65 The Salt of Life Zeitgeist $36,001 +87.7% 10 +8 $3,600 $63,057 - 2
93 71 The Flowers of War Wrekin Hill $3,670 -73.8% 4 -2 $918 $279,656 - 8
62 56 W.E. Weinstein Company $35,569 -18.5% 24 +5 $1,482 $384,962 - 6
52 58 Coriolanus Weinstein Company $49,823 +34.1% 19 +5 $2,622 $474,790 - 8
48 44 Undefeated (2012) Weinstein Company $57,578 -30.0% 13 +1 $4,429 $254,388 - 4
42 35 My Week with Marilyn Weinstein Company $80,673 -38.3% 120 - $672 $14,486,303 - 16
21 20 The Iron Lady Weinstein Company $567,974 -33.3% 447 -64 $1,271 $27,931,791 - 11
12 11 The Artist Weinstein Company $2,079,910 -42.6% 1,505 -251 $1,382 $40,234,933 $15 16
80 83 Deep Sea 3D (IMAX) Warner Bros. $6,564 +31.3% 3 +1 $2,188 $44,521,171 - 304
60 60 Under the Sea 3D Warner Bros. $37,862 +22.8% 11 -4 $3,442 $29,348,267 - 161
51 54 Hubble 3D Warner Bros. $50,570 +13.3% 21 -1 $2,408 $31,045,139 - 104
47 39 Joyful Noise Warner Bros. $58,552 -49.4% 103 -99 $568 $30,867,706 - 9
40 29 Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close Warner Bros. $114,978 -49.1% 202 -101 $569 $31,711,093 - 12
37 41 Born to Be Wild (IMAX) Warner Bros. $121,877 +26.8% 40 - $3,047 $17,007,780 - 49
32 27 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Warner Bros. $158,193 -38.6% 208 -58 $761 $186,523,366 - 13
10 6 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Warner Bros. $3,611,388 -44.8% 2,525 -535 $1,430 $90,641,999 $79 5
3 2 Project X Warner Bros. $11,142,103 -47.1% 3,055 - $3,647 $39,717,098 - 2
121 - Amigo Variance Films $234 - 1 - $234 $183,490 $1.5 27
96 104 Addiction Incorporated Variance Films $2,964 +170.4% 5 +3 $593 $32,918 - 13
74 74 Let the Bullets Fly Variance Films $11,709 +3.7% 10 +5 $1,171 $29,203 - 2
109 77 Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu UTV Communications $1,544 -85.2% 4 -6 $386 $1,153,249 - 5
81 59 Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya UTV Communications $6,179 -80.9% 10 -16 $618 $171,776 - 3
79 64 Paan Singh Tomar UTV Communications $7,588 -63.1% 5 -5 $1,518 $33,913 - 2
43 36 Contraband Universal $78,540 -34.9% 119 -29 $660 $66,489,425 $25 9
34 23 Big Miracle Universal $153,660 -49.0% 238 -121 $646 $19,594,765 $40 6
15 10 Wanderlust Universal $1,653,645 -57.0% 1,220 -782 $1,355 $15,517,765 - 3
7 4 Safe House Universal $4,801,510 -35.0% 2,144 -409 $2,240 $115,605,325 $85 5
1 1 Dr. Seuss' The Lorax Universal $38,846,020 -44.7% 3,746 +17 $10,370 $121,724,850 $70 2
95 N Apart (2012) Truly Indie $3,161 - 2 - $1,581 $3,161 - 1
118 - The Bride Wore Black (2011 re-release) The Film Desk $382 - 1 - $382 $28,223 - 19
117 96 The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu The Film Desk $403 -81.0% 1 - $403 $33,292 - 24
110 N The Long Day Closes (2012 re-release) The Film Desk $1,407 - 1 - $1,407 $2,040 - 1
125 - Michael (2012) Strand $114 - 1 - $114 $14,306 - 4
119 106 Tyrannosaur Strand $337 -64.6% 2 - $169 $22,088 - 17
111 - Cirkus Columbia Strand $651 - 1 - $651 $3,163 - 3
91 N Attenberg Strand $3,998 - 1 - $3,998 $3,998 - 1
77 76 The Women on the 6th Floor Strand $9,121 -13.8% 6 - $1,520 $646,671 - 23
116 98 The Skin I Live In Sony Classics $458 -67.5% 5 +2 $92 $3,182,566 - 22
90 79 Midnight in Paris Sony Classics $4,124 -41.5% 4 -7 $1,031 $56,809,853 $17 43
72 66 Carnage (2011) Sony Classics $16,858 -11.8% 19 - $887 $2,516,277 - 13
54 N Footnote Sony Classics $47,528 - 2 - $23,764 $47,528 - 1
50 48 A Dangerous Method Sony Classics $52,325 -22.8% 54 +1 $969 $5,533,578 - 16
41 40 In Darkness Sony Classics $114,588 +7.2% 50 +15 $2,292 $573,876 - 5
18 19 A Separation Sony Classics $728,376 -23.5% 281 +38 $2,592 $4,780,208 - 11
8 7 The Vow Sony / Screen Gems $3,842,485 -36.1% 2,478 -348 $1,551 $117,456,231 $30 5
30 24 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) Sony / Columbia $173,213 -39.5% 211 -45 $821 $102,363,771 $90 12
14 9 Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Sony / Columbia $1,965,123 -56.8% 1,804 -683 $1,089 $48,065,270 $57 4
69 46 2012 Oscar Nominated Short Films Shorts International $21,638 -71.9% 18 -41 $1,202 $1,673,123 - 5
87 94 An Inconsistent Truth Rocky Mountain Pictures $4,404 +94.0% 2 +1 $2,202 $68,672 - 7
59 49 Albert Nobbs Roadside Attractions $38,356 -41.2% 47 -21 $816 $2,791,408 - 7
13 N Friends with Kids Roadside Attractions $2,019,083 - 369 - $5,472 $2,019,083 - 1
58 78 Haywire Relativity $41,369 +318.3% 82 +50 $505 $18,898,179 $23 8
4 3 Act of Valor Relativity $6,991,877 -48.5% 2,951 -102 $2,369 $56,092,474 $12 3
120 101 The Way Producers Distribution Agency $237 -82.0% 1 -1 $237 $4,430,650 - 23
104 100 On the Ice PMK*BNC $2,261 +97.0% 4 +2 $565 $44,261 - 4
6 N A Thousand Words Paramount (DreamWorks) $6,176,280 - 1,890 - $3,268 $6,176,280 $40 1
103 82 The Devil Inside Paramount $2,239 -56.7% 10 -7 $224 $53,205,760 $1 10
35 31 The Adventures of Tintin Paramount $140,931 -24.4% 153 -62 $921 $77,384,667 - 12
26 32 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Paramount $310,788 +96.5% 229 +122 $1,357 $208,394,554 $145 13
20 16 Hugo Paramount $623,315 -49.5% 313 -93 $1,991 $72,269,119 - 16
78 72 This is Not a Film Palisades Tartan $7,638 -39.4% 2 -3 $3,819 $30,451 - 2
71 63 Boy (2012) Paladin/Unison $17,506 -17.6% 4 +2 $4,377 $44,049 - 2
124 110 The Whale Paladin $161 -79.5% 1 - $161 $76,171 - 27
33 34 We Need to Talk About Kevin Oscilloscope Pictures $156,799 +18.3% 60 +20 $2,613 $1,035,665 - 14
36 26 The Grey Open Road Films $123,740 -52.2% 151 -157 $819 $50,960,041 $25 7
5 N Silent House Open Road Films $6,661,234 - 2,124 - $3,136 $6,661,234 - 1
49 51 Lost Woods Nocturnal Features $55,902 -4.0% 11 -2 $5,082 $135,317 - 2
107 - Young Goethe in Love Music Box Films $1,754 - 2 - $877 $150,823 - 19
86 - The Conquest Music Box Films $4,420 - 4 - $1,105 $73,882 - 18
- N Take Me Home Monterey Media, Inc. $322 - 1 - $322 $322 - 1
44 37 Rampart Millennium Ent. $74,900 -37.3% 58 +6 $1,291 $663,355 - 5
82 N Sound of Noise Magnolia $5,877 - 3 - $1,959 $5,877 - 1
64 42 Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie Magnolia $30,808 -64.8% 33 +9 $934 $143,080 - 2
56 N Jiro Dreams of Sushi Magnolia $42,035 - 2 - $21,018 $42,035 - 1
24 21 Goon Magnolia $400,187 -46.4% 188 -54 $2,129 $3,497,809 - 3
97 - My Reincarnation Long Shot Factory $2,903 - 2 - $1,452 $89,289 - 20
17 12 Gone Lionsgate/Summit $895,788 -70.2% 1,144 -1,042 $783 $10,727,070 - 3
63 50 One For the Money Lionsgate $35,240 -40.9% 64 -53 $551 $26,119,768 $40 7
11 5 Tyler Perry's Good Deeds Lionsgate $2,904,004 -58.8% 1,516 -616 $1,916 $30,446,453 - 3
123 99 Charlotte Rampling: The Look Kino Lorber $199 -85.1% 1 - $199 $19,812 - 19
114 115 Putin's Kiss Kino Lorber $528 +252.0% 1 - $528 $3,636 - 4
85 87 Le Havre Janus Films $4,964 +19.0% 4 -2 $1,241 $595,018 - 21
75 N Children of Paradise (2012 re-release) Janus Films $10,741 - 2 - $5,371 $10,741 - 1
83 88 Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness International Film Circuit $5,671 +76.0% 4 +2 $1,418 $881,848 - 36
115 112 Kung Fu Joe Indican $504 +22.3% 1 - $504 $11,908 - 5
106 102 Falling Away Indican $1,764 +37.4% 2 - $882 $4,560 - 2
89 89 Ranchero Indican $4,387 +48.2% 2 - $2,194 $14,009 - 5
126 117 Galapagos (IMAX) IMAX $21 -70.0% 1 - $21 $18,080,512 - 646
88 97 T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous (IMAX) IMAX $4,401 +114.7% 1 - $4,401 $53,257,595 - 570
70 69 Space Station 3-D (IMAX) IMAX $21,502 +21.2% 3 -1 $7,167 $85,091,572 - 517
113 N The Decoy Bride IFC $542 - 1 - $542 $542 - 1
105 103 The Snowtown Murders IFC $1,996 +56.8% 1 - $1,996 $3,878 - 2
99 - Declaration of War IFC $2,550 - 8 +2 $319 $46,225 - 7
98 91 Last Days Here IFC $2,569 -3.8% 1 - $2,569 $6,695 - 2
66 67 Forgiveness of Blood IFC $22,061 +23.8% 12 +6 $1,838 $81,378 - 3
38 33 Pina IFC $120,652 -23.6% 50 -14 $2,413 $3,030,121 - 12
68 62 Chico & Rita GKIDS $21,741 -23.7% 12 -3 $1,812 $198,997 - 5
65 61 Shame Fox Searchlight $22,263 -25.0% 20 -2 $1,113 $3,896,101 - 15
19 15 The Descendants Fox Searchlight $676,862 -47.6% 517 -177 $1,309 $81,454,624 - 17
39 30 Red Tails Fox $115,201 -39.7% 178 -71 $647 $49,343,188 $58 8
29 28 We Bought a Zoo Fox $188,221 -22.8% 178 -88 $1,057 $74,669,877 - 12
27 22 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Fox $287,184 -16.8% 287 -27 $1,001 $131,187,525 $75 13
25 18 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (in 3D) Fox $341,581 -69.0% 258 -473 $1,324 $42,845,754 - 5
16 13 Chronicle (2012) Fox $904,569 -53.2% 595 -459 $1,520 $62,267,441 $12 6
9 8 This Means War Fox $3,756,060 -32.5% 1,949 -393 $1,927 $46,895,410 $65 4
122 - Dystopia 2013 Found-Charger Cinema $214 - 1 - $214 $1,708 - 8
67 75 Pariah Focus Features $22,004 +103.7% 19 +6 $1,158 $758,099 - 11
55 55 Being Flynn Focus Features $44,571 +1.3% 12 +8 $3,714 $102,986 - 2
31 25 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Focus Features $172,494 -34.5% 109 -17 $1,583 $23,922,144 - 14
108 85 A Trip to the Moon/The Extraordinary Voyage Flicker Alley $1,734 -61.1% 5 -1 $347 $24,790 - 5
100 116 The Pruitt-Igoe Myth First Run $2,472 +1,653.2% 1 - $2,472 $36,088 - 8
112 - Return (2012) Dada Films $544 - 1 - $544 $13,547 - 5
101 - Tomboy (2011) Dada Films $2,350 - 4 - $588 $127,850 - 17
76 86 Once Upon a Time in Anatolia Cinema Guild $9,427 +124.7% 4 +1 $2,357 $85,245 - 10
94 - The Viral Factor China Lion $3,486 - 13 - $268 $217,717 - 7
73 53 Love (2012) China Lion $15,416 -66.0% 15 - $1,028 $269,184 - 4
28 N Salmon Fishing in the Yemen CBS Films $225,894 - 18 - $12,550 $225,894 - 1
22 17 The Woman in Black CBS Films $491,037 -57.5% 433 -379 $1,134 $53,031,283 - 6
84 70 Beauty and the Beast (3D) Buena Vista $5,038 -66.3% 7 -17 $720 $47,270,197 - 9
57 45 The Muppets Buena Vista $41,574 -47.5% 84 -54 $495 $88,542,491 $45 16
45 38 War Horse Buena Vista $68,360 -41.2% 86 -45 $795 $79,349,578 $66 12
23 14 The Secret World of Arrietty Buena Vista $417,697 -71.9% 501 -930 $834 $17,572,965 - 4
2 N John Carter Buena Vista $30,180,188 - 3,749 - $8,050 $30,180,188 $250 1
92 81 Better Than Something: Jay Reatard Better Than Something $3,750 -34.3% 2 -2 $1,875 $14,239 - 2
46 43 Thin Ice ATO Pictures $64,128 -23.3% 43 +2 $1,491 $556,478 - 4
102 - El Bulli: Cooking in Progress Alive Mind Cinema $2,256 - 1 - $2,256 $237,181 - 31
53 52 Sea Rex 3D: Journey to a Prehistoric World 3D Entertainment $48,301 - 12 - $4,025 $4,960,609 $5 94
TOTAL (127 MOVIES):$136,877,195-18.8%41,384-661$3,307 
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