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RowTWLWTitle (click to view)StudioWeekend Gross% ChangeTheater Count / ChangeAverageTotal GrossBudget*Week #
1 13 39 Marvel's The Avengers BV $2,473,944 +2,045.0% 1,705 +1,582 $1,451 $620,323,837 $220 18
2 7 5 The Dark Knight Rises WB $7,997,311 +10.7% 2,187 -419 $3,657 $433,311,261 $250 7
3 50 40 The Hunger Games LGF $75,946 -33.9% 145 -44 $524 $407,999,255 $78 24
4 18 20 The Amazing Spider-Man Sony $1,211,149 +146.2% 501 +83 $2,417 $259,811,206 $230 9
5 15 18 Brave BV $2,055,937 +297.8% 1,708 +1,256 $1,204 $232,430,114 $185 11
6 20 16 Ted Uni. $959,310 +1.3% 561 -222 $1,710 $216,124,215 $50 10
7 23 17 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted P/DW $863,089 +42.5% 505 +131 $1,709 $214,772,538 $145 13
8 32 27 MIB 3 Sony $252,356 +5.3% 186 -46 $1,357 $178,856,554 $225 15
9 17 15 Ice Age: Continental Drift Fox $1,819,841 +3.9% 1,036 -514 $1,757 $156,152,655 $95 8
10 41 34 Snow White and the Huntsman Uni. $134,420 -13.4% 143 -51 $940 $155,111,815 $170 14
11 57 50 Prometheus Fox $56,244 -3.1% 55 -36 $1,023 $126,386,757 $130 13
12 36 29 Magic Mike WB $194,176 -15.0% 268 -87 $725 $113,427,040 $7 10
13 4 2 The Bourne Legacy Uni. $9,314,725 -0.2% 3,131 -523 $2,975 $98,313,165 $125 4
14 9 4 The Campaign WB $7,209,263 -3.5% 2,941 -361 $2,451 $74,783,927 - 4
15 3 1 The Expendables 2 LGF $11,455,180 -14.7% 3,334 -21 $3,436 $68,814,085 $100 3
16 33 49 Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection LGF $234,064 +289.5% 179 +73 $1,308 $65,304,462 $20 10
17 19 14 Total Recall (2012) Sony $1,087,494 -38.2% 756 -820 $1,438 $56,957,119 $125 5
18 10 9 Hope Springs Sony $6,143,923 +7.3% 2,441 +39 $2,517 $53,500,430 - 4
19 55 59 Savages (2012) Uni. $59,045 +129.4% 82 -35 $720 $47,307,550 $45 9
20 42 42 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel FoxS $129,510 +39.5% 105 -7 $1,233 $45,957,506 $10 18
21 16 13 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Fox $2,000,900 -10.9% 1,204 -761 $1,662 $45,768,488 $22 5
22 28 23 Moonrise Kingdom Focus $457,013 +13.7% 197 -135 $2,320 $44,320,081 $16 15
23 5 3 ParaNorman Focus $8,833,439 +2.2% 3,085 -370 $2,863 $40,312,625 $60 3
24 6 6 The Odd Life of Timothy Green BV $8,564,208 +20.2% 2,635 +37 $3,250 $38,441,566 - 3
25 59 51 Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Fox $53,971 +2.4% 49 -26 $1,101 $37,473,371 $69 11
26 30 19 Step Up Revolution LG/S $354,708 -28.2% 236 -192 $1,503 $34,237,030 $33 6
27 31 28 The Watch Fox $270,983 +17.5% 195 -55 $1,390 $33,805,183 $68 6
28 14 11 Sparkle (2012) TriS $2,324,876 -41.6% 1,257 -987 $1,850 $22,251,721 $14 3
29 1 N The Possession LGF $21,078,840 - 2,816 - $7,485 $21,078,840 $14 1
30 54 54 Born to Be Wild (IMAX) WB $64,264 +36.1% 33 - $1,947 $20,781,908 - 74
31 8 7 2016 Obama's America RM $7,518,204 +15.5% 1,747 +656 $4,303 $20,685,234 - 8
32 37 31 To Rome with Love SPC $191,964 -1.3% 94 -127 $2,042 $16,169,650 - 11
33 2 N Lawless Wein. $12,872,548 - 2,888 - $4,457 $15,014,995 - 1
34 11 8 Premium Rush Sony $5,152,473 -14.6% 2,255 - $2,285 $13,507,670 $35 2
35 12 10 Hit and Run ORF $3,261,457 -27.9% 2,870 - $1,136 $10,730,847 $2 2
36 25 21 Beasts of the Southern Wild FoxS $698,222 +50.8% 267 +55 $2,615 $9,788,161 - 10
37 61 55 Bernie MNE $35,879 -20.5% 26 -26 $1,380 $9,168,139 - 19
38 35 36 To the Arctic (IMAX) WB $205,154 +51.1% 52 - $3,945 $8,278,720 - 20
39 27 24 The Intouchables (U.S.-only) Wein. $501,633 +42.8% 172 -22 $2,916 $8,152,107 - 15
40 24 12 The Apparition WB $789,413 -72.2% 810 - $975 $4,408,272 $17 2
41 60 53 Safety Not Guaranteed FD $51,670 +8.1% 48 -6 $1,076 $3,832,060 - 13
42 64 47 Nitro Circus the Movie 3D ArcEnt $20,129 -73.2% 31 -99 $649 $3,345,818 - 4
43 46 33 Ruby Sparks FoxS $115,878 -29.1% 78 -57 $1,486 $2,295,968 - 6
44 21 25 Celeste and Jesse Forever SPC $923,958 +219.8% 586 +471 $1,577 $2,079,790 - 5
45 79 93 Monsieur Lazhar (U.S.-only) MBox $4,239 +131.3% 2 -1 $2,120 $2,000,920 - 21
46 34 32 The Queen of Versailles Magn. $211,480 +10.6% 87 +2 $2,431 $1,848,528 - 7
47 91 78 Hysteria SPC $1,730 -66.9% 4 -4 $433 $1,774,747 - 16
48 22 26 Robot & Frank Gold. $917,966 +223.1% 144 +98 $6,375 $1,366,211 - 3
49 75 69 Take This Waltz Magn. $7,125 -18.5% 9 -8 $792 $1,207,343 - 10
50 49 45 Farewell My Queen Cohen $76,725 -3.9% 36 -28 $2,131 $1,203,522 - 8
51 26 N Oogieloves In The BIG Balloon Adventure KVP $610,056 - 2,160 - $282 $835,644 $20 1
52 38 37 Searching for Sugar Man SPC $187,953 +55.1% 32 +3 $5,874 $741,254 - 6
53 47 35 Cosmopolis EOne $115,753 -25.1% 65 +2 $1,781 $632,841 - 3
54 92 90 Where Do We Go Now? SPC $1,680 -31.7% 2 -4 $840 $530,887 - 17
55 48 43 The Imposter IM $96,015 +19.4% 31 +7 $3,097 $514,483 - 8
56 29 48 Sleepwalk with Me IFC $393,890 +472.5% 29 +28 $13,582 $483,106 - 2
57 45 41 2 Days in New York Magn. $116,348 +21.9% 42 +2 $2,770 $443,224 - 4
58 63 57 Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry IFC $23,205 -33.1% 18 -19 $1,289 $428,220 - 6
59 52 44 Red Hook Summer Vari. $69,646 -12.9% 41 +12 $1,699 $261,893 - 4
60 40 46 Samsara Osci. $139,407 +82.9% 9 +7 $15,490 $257,656 - 2
61 62 64 The Well-Digger's Daughter KL $31,471 +69.8% 14 +4 $2,248 $250,188 - 7
62 - 99 Elena Zeit. $2,017 +56.8% 2 +1 $1,009 $212,477 - 16
63 74 75 Neil Young Journeys SPC $7,601 +32.6% 11 -2 $691 $187,705 - 10
64 85 70 Easy Money (2012) Wein. $2,744 -67.5% 2 -3 $1,372 $187,445 - 8
65 39 N For a Good Time, Call... Focus $186,689 - 23 - $8,117 $186,689 - 1
66 51 56 Compliance Magn. $70,326 +57.2% 19 +9 $3,701 $181,784 - 3
67 72 62 The Awakening (2012) Cohen $11,281 -43.6% 13 -18 $868 $172,138 - 3
68 44 N Flying Swords of Dragon Gate IM $127,709 - 15 - $8,514 $127,709 - 1
69 43 N Joker UTV $127,455 - 74 - $1,722 $127,455 - 1
70 82 85 Unforgivable Strand $3,443 -2.9% 1 -1 $3,443 $122,289 - 10
71 87 81 Kumare KL $2,268 -51.1% 3 -3 $756 $105,876 - 11
72 68 73 Chicken with Plums SPC $14,486 +121.9% 3 +1 $4,829 $103,362 - 3
73 90 91 The Magic of Belle Isle Magn. $1,777 -24.6% 2 -5 $889 $100,910 - 9
74 56 60 Little White Lies MPI $56,330 +119.6% 12 +9 $4,694 $93,637 - 2
75 69 101 Oslo, August 31st Strand $13,461 +1,415.9% 7 +6 $1,923 $91,183 - 15
76 77 72 360 Magn. $6,205 -16.7% 3 -9 $2,068 $87,026 - 5
77 65 65 Beloved (2012) IFC $18,973 +23.1% 6 -1 $3,162 $82,051 - 3
78 84 103 Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present MBox $2,814 +239.0% 1 -2 $2,814 $79,080 - 12
79 94 - This is Not a Film PalT $481 - 1 - $481 $70,495 - 26
80 53 N Mugamoodi UTV $67,575 - 21 - $3,218 $67,575 - 1
81 88 97 Klown Drft. $1,859 +21.7% 2 -1 $930 $65,778 - 6
82 73 - Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai Trib. $7,818 - 4 - $1,955 $60,201 - 7
83 95 92 The Invisible War Cdgm. $123 -94.1% 1 -3 $123 $57,742 - 11
84 58 N Bullet Vanishes CL $54,992 - 14 - $3,928 $54,992 - 1
85 86 96 Free Men FM $2,598 +63.7% 1 - $2,598 $53,810 - 13
86 83 - Union Square Da. $3,191 +321.0% 2 - $1,596 $44,830 - 8
87 71 66 Neighboring Sounds CGld $12,445 -1.7% 2 - $6,223 $32,240 - 2
88 89 63 Hermano MBox $1,797 -90.5% 8 -41 $225 $28,802 - 2
89 66 - Side By Side Trib. $16,087 - 4 - $4,022 $28,592 - 3
90 67 N The Ambassador Drft. $15,758 - 4 - $3,940 $17,539 - 1
91 78 77 Teddy Bear FM $6,200 +15.1% 1 -1 $6,200 $16,138 - 2
92 81 71 Somewhere Between Long Shot $3,548 -54.5% 1 - $3,548 $16,120 - 2
93 70 N The Day Anch. $12,939 - 12 - $1,078 $15,663 - 1
94 96 - The Day He Arrives CGld $108 - 1 - $108 $11,819 - 20
95 76 N Little Birds MNE $6,351 - 1 - $6,351 $8,691 - 1
96 - - General Education PHP $3,930 +1,293.6% 3 +2 $1,310 $4,754 - 2
97 80 N The Good Doctor Magn. $4,106 - 2 - $2,053 $4,106 - 1
98 93 N Breathing KL $1,344 - 1 - $1,344 $1,344 - 1
TOTAL (98 MOVIES):$133,952,229-48,608-$2,756 
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