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September 7-9, 2012
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TWLWTitle (click to view)StudioWeekend Gross% ChangeTheater Count / ChangeAverageTotal GrossBudget*Week #
64 61 Air Racers 3D 3D Entertainment $21,929 -31.9% 10 - $2,193 $1,309,987 - 23
73 65 Sea Rex 3D: Journey to a Prehistoric World 3D Entertainment $14,267 -12.4% 10 - $1,427 $6,096,582 $5 120
104 71 The Day Anchor Bay Films $1,281 -87.3% 2 -10 $641 $20,502 - 2
- - The Color Wheel APD/Cinema Conservancy $240 - 1 - $240 $17,752 - 17
80 66 Nitro Circus the Movie 3D Arc Entertainment $9,756 -35.6% 22 -9 $443 $3,360,768 - 5
99 - Death by China Area23a $2,682 - 3 - $894 $13,988 - 4
7 6 The Odd Life of Timothy Green Buena Vista $3,650,158 -41.8% 2,717 +82 $1,343 $43,007,208 - 4
18 13 Marvel's The Avengers Buena Vista $786,181 -58.9% 1,209 -496 $650 $621,414,627 $220 19
20 15 Brave Buena Vista $720,572 -49.5% 959 -749 $751 $233,397,964 $185 12
4 N The Words CBS Films $4,750,894 - 2,801 - $1,696 $4,750,894 $6 1
63 59 Bullet Vanishes China Lion $22,461 -48.3% 13 -1 $1,728 $91,197 - 2
109 - The Invisible War Cinedigm Entertainment $696 - 2 - $348 $58,492 - 12
98 72 Neighboring Sounds Cinema Guild $2,738 -71.2% 1 -1 $2,738 $37,427 - 3
114 - Planet of Snail Cinema Guild $531 - 1 - $531 $8,509 - 4
118 - The Turin Horse Cinema Guild $358 - 1 - $358 $56,097 - 26
53 49 Farewell My Queen Cohen Media Group $37,456 -36.6% 36 - $1,040 $1,251,736 - 9
101 73 The Awakening (2012) Cohen Media Group $2,072 -76.5% 4 -9 $518 $175,088 - 4
94 68 The Ambassador Drafthouse $3,773 -71.1% 8 +4 $472 $24,295 - 2
113 89 Klown Drafthouse $571 -65.0% 1 -1 $571 $67,587 - 7
52 48 Cosmopolis Entertainment One $43,537 -51.1% 45 -20 $967 $702,922 - 4
82 - Iron Sky Entertainment One $7,885 +126.8% 8 +6 $986 $85,106 - 7
55 60 Safety Not Guaranteed FilmDistrict $35,010 -11.8% 54 +6 $648 $3,876,519 - 14
89 N Girl Model First Run $4,898 - 1 - $4,898 $6,864 - 1
122 - Pink Ribbons, Inc. First Run $129 - 1 - $129 $26,558 - 15
111 - OC87 Fisher-Klingenstein Films $634 - 2 - $317 $41,587 - 16
5 5 ParaNorman Focus Features $4,195,415 -36.2% 2,856 -229 $1,469 $45,452,876 $60 4
31 28 Moonrise Kingdom Focus Features $229,830 -32.9% 200 +3 $1,149 $44,640,048 $16 16
32 39 For a Good Time, Call... Focus Features $215,985 +50.1% 56 +33 $3,857 $450,004 - 2
16 17 Ice Age: Continental Drift Fox $834,216 -36.0% 763 -273 $1,093 $157,173,660 $95 9
17 16 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Fox $817,491 -42.4% 931 -273 $878 $46,742,100 $22 6
37 32 The Watch Fox $149,098 -34.7% 135 -60 $1,104 $33,998,900 $68 7
58 57 Prometheus Fox $28,434 -38.0% 48 -7 $592 $126,429,117 $130 14
67 56 Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Fox $18,632 -59.5% 39 -10 $478 $37,498,906 $69 12
26 25 Beasts of the Southern Wild Fox Searchlight $358,952 -32.0% 269 +2 $1,334 $10,272,091 - 11
45 44 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Fox Searchlight $82,338 -17.1% 114 +9 $722 $46,083,019 $10 19
49 47 Ruby Sparks Fox Searchlight $54,889 -38.7% 76 -2 $722 $2,373,073 - 7
95 - A Cat in Paris GKIDS $3,543 -37.1% 5 +2 $709 $309,360 - 15
66 N Toys in the Attic Hannover House $19,913 - 27 - $738 $19,913 - 1
96 N Pickin & Grinnin House Lights Media $3,003 - 1 - $3,003 $3,613 - 1
29 29 Sleepwalk with Me IFC $280,359 -13.1% 73 +44 $3,841 $816,307 - 3
71 64 Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry IFC $15,562 -9.8% 24 +6 $648 $450,090 - 7
74 67 Beloved (2012) IFC $14,229 +0.1% 6 - $2,372 $100,420 - 4
84 - Space Station 3-D (IMAX) IMAX $6,364 -56.4% 1 - $6,364 $86,334,400 - 543
47 - The Imposter Indomina Media $68,243 - 27 - $2,528 $601,212 - 9
76 46 Flying Swords of Dragon Gate Indomina Media $13,464 -85.9% 3 -12 $4,488 $170,276 - 2
107 - How to Grow a Band International Film Circuit $1,056 - 1 - $1,056 $16,374 - 21
51 26 Oogieloves In The BIG Balloon Adventure Kenn Viselman Presents $43,854 -90.1% 281 -1,879 $156 $1,029,050 $20 2
70 63 The Well-Digger's Daughter Kino Lorber $16,579 -32.2% 13 -1 $1,275 $273,886 - 8
87 88 Kumare Kino Lorber $5,139 +206.3% 5 +2 $1,028 $111,832 - 12
120 - Elles Kino Lorber $206 - 1 - $206 $157,427 - 18
39 31 Killer Joe LD Entertainment $128,980 -47.8% 68 -6 $1,897 $1,664,479 - 7
1 1 The Possession Lionsgate $9,317,472 -47.5% 2,834 +18 $3,288 $33,166,582 $14 2
3 3 The Expendables 2 Lionsgate $4,951,899 -45.2% 3,260 -74 $1,519 $75,619,038 $100 4
38 34 Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection Lionsgate $143,610 -21.9% 167 -12 $860 $65,483,079 $20 11
13 N The Cold Light of Day Lionsgate/Summit $1,831,588 - 1,511 - $1,212 $1,831,588 - 1
34 30 Step Up Revolution Lionsgate/Summit $190,638 -33.9% 198 -38 $963 $34,484,102 $33 7
69 N Detropia Loki Films $17,414 - 1 - $17,414 $17,414 - 1
43 35 The Queen of Versailles Magnolia $104,761 -36.0% 73 -14 $1,435 $2,011,366 - 8
50 45 2 Days in New York Magnolia $50,558 -44.4% 34 -8 $1,487 $519,657 - 5
56 52 Compliance Magnolia $34,300 -36.6% 21 +2 $1,633 $231,363 - 4
83 74 Take This Waltz Magnolia $7,407 +16.8% 13 +4 $570 $1,216,734 - 11
97 N Rec 3: Genesis Magnolia $3,001 - 8 - $375 $3,001 - 1
102 78 360 Magnolia $2,008 -55.0% 5 +2 $402 $92,737 - 6
77 62 Bernie Millennium Ent. $13,130 -50.1% 18 -8 $729 $9,185,908 - 20
106 77 Little Birds Millennium Ent. $1,222 -73.3% 1 - $1,222 $11,501 - 2
57 58 Little White Lies MPI Media Group $33,106 -23.1% 14 +2 $2,365 $137,819 - 3
48 N Keep the Lights On Music Box Films $55,574 - 5 - $11,115 $55,574 - 1
105 - Last Ride Music Box Films $1,245 - 2 - $623 $5,480 - 6
116 83 Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present Music Box Films $444 -82.8% 2 +1 $222 $79,814 - 13
117 93 Hermano Music Box Films $403 -69.4% 4 -4 $101 $29,379 - 3
121 - Turn Me On, Dammit! New Yorker $200 -70.8% 1 - $200 $123,543 - 24
15 12 Hit and Run Open Road Films $1,077,146 -58.4% 1,810 -1,060 $595 $12,503,750 $2 3
33 41 Samsara Oscilloscope Pictures $194,862 +82.7% 25 +16 $7,794 $482,610 - 3
62 N Hello I Must Be Going Oscilloscope Pictures $23,904 - 2 - $11,952 $23,904 - 1
85 N Las Acacias Outsider Films $6,000 - 1 - $6,000 $6,000 - 1
72 - Bill W. Page 124 Productions $15,163 - 12 - $1,264 $535,778 - 17
14 N Raiders of the Lost Ark (IMAX) Paramount $1,673,731 - 267 - $6,269 $1,673,731 - 1
25 24 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Paramount (DreamWorks) $380,983 -39.5% 345 -160 $1,104 $215,240,165 $145 14
- - General Education Pelican House $1,264 -60.4% 2 -1 $632 $7,742 - 3
35 N Bachelorette Radius-TWC $181,494 - 47 - $3,862 $181,494 - 1
103 - Grand Illusion (2012 re-release) Rialto $1,434 - 1 - $1,434 $148,691 - 18
30 N Branded Roadside Attractions $240,589 - 307 - $784 $240,589 - 1
9 9 2016 Obama's America Rocky Mountain Pictures $3,309,422 -41.0% 2,017 +270 $1,641 $26,115,717 - 9
23 22 Robot & Frank Samuel Goldwyn $505,598 -27.0% 202 +58 $2,503 $2,014,027 - 4
79 - Wild Horse Wild Ride Screen Media $11,376 - 5 - $2,275 $16,256 - 3
11 10 Hope Springs Sony / Columbia $2,800,217 -40.4% 2,437 -4 $1,149 $57,519,656 - 5
12 11 Premium Rush Sony / Columbia $2,311,414 -41.8% 2,182 -73 $1,059 $16,743,104 $35 3
21 18 The Amazing Spider-Man Sony / Columbia $565,880 -38.8% 416 -85 $1,360 $260,571,241 $230 10
24 19 Total Recall (2012) Sony / Columbia $467,562 -46.2% 502 -254 $931 $57,627,693 $125 6
40 33 MIB 3 Sony / Columbia $128,715 -31.7% 173 -13 $744 $179,020,854 $225 16
27 21 Celeste and Jesse Forever Sony Classics $352,037 -51.0% 441 -145 $798 $2,610,511 - 6
41 40 Searching for Sugar Man Sony Classics $114,455 -18.6% 33 +1 $3,468 $892,596 - 7
42 38 To Rome with Love Sony Classics $107,252 -26.7% 97 +3 $1,106 $16,316,776 - 12
81 69 Chicken with Plums Sony Classics $9,611 -14.3% 5 +2 $1,922 $115,692 - 4
88 91 Hysteria Sony Classics $5,055 +248.6% 7 +3 $722 $1,779,166 - 17
91 75 Neil Young Journeys Sony Classics $4,188 -30.6% 10 -1 $419 $193,642 - 11
110 92 Where Do We Go Now? Sony Classics $656 -53.5% 3 +1 $219 $531,813 - 18
78 82 Unforgivable Strand $12,997 +401.4% 6 +5 $2,166 $135,947 - 11
100 70 Oslo, August 31st Strand $2,215 -79.1% 2 -5 $1,108 $97,811 - 16
115 - Ballplayer: Pelotero Strand $459 - 2 - $230 $44,689 - 8
60 N The Eye of the Storm Sycamore $25,785 - 7 - $3,684 $25,785 - 1
119 - The Devil, Probably (2012 re-release) The Film Desk $242 - 1 - $242 $25,639 - 33
- - Monsieur Verdoux (re-issue) The Film Desk $115 - 1 - $115 $62,664 - 130
90 N For Ellen Tribeca Film $4,616 - 1 - $4,616 $5,798 - 1
19 14 Sparkle (2012) TriStar $780,085 -56.2% 873 -384 $894 $23,374,162 $14 4
6 4 The Bourne Legacy Universal $3,969,330 -45.1% 2,766 -365 $1,435 $103,628,825 $125 5
22 20 Ted Universal $548,730 -32.3% 515 -46 $1,065 $216,858,060 $50 11
68 42 Joker UTV Communications $17,725 -83.2% 43 -31 $412 $163,070 - 2
75 51 Mugamoodi UTV Communications $13,590 -75.5% 17 -4 $799 $89,474 - 2
59 53 Red Hook Summer Variance Films $27,837 -47.3% 29 -12 $960 $300,458 - 5
8 8 The Campaign Warner Bros. $3,377,189 -40.9% 2,542 -399 $1,329 $79,320,621 - 5
10 7 The Dark Knight Rises Warner Bros. $3,218,189 -47.4% 1,987 -200 $1,620 $437,782,482 $250 8
36 23 The Apparition Warner Bros. $173,841 -72.5% 276 -534 $630 $4,739,362 $17 3
44 37 Magic Mike Warner Bros. $92,919 -41.2% 202 -66 $460 $113,578,737 $7 11
46 36 To the Arctic (IMAX) Warner Bros. $78,788 -50.2% 52 - $1,515 $8,395,135 - 21
61 54 Born to Be Wild (IMAX) Warner Bros. $24,731 -49.4% 33 - $749 $20,816,624 - 75
65 - Hubble 3D Warner Bros. $21,963 -48.6% 16 +2 $1,373 $34,055,397 - 130
86 - Deep Sea 3D (IMAX) Warner Bros. $5,869 -20.0% 2 - $2,935 $44,964,999 - 341
92 - Under the Sea 3D Warner Bros. $3,938 -83.3% 7 - $563 $30,901,501 - 187
2 2 Lawless Weinstein Company $6,007,036 -39.9% 3,138 +250 $1,914 $23,525,455 - 2
28 27 The Intouchables (U.S.-only) Weinstein Company $302,504 -20.4% 194 +22 $1,559 $8,569,131 - 16
112 85 Easy Money (2012) Weinstein Company $603 -74.6% 2 - $302 $188,870 - 9
93 87 Painted Skin: The Resurrection Well Go USA $3,897 +109.4% 3 +2 $1,299 $44,888 - 4
54 N The Inbetweeners Movie Wrekin Hill $36,000 - 10 - $3,600 $36,000 - 1
108 - Elena Zeitgeist $1,017 -41.6% 1 -1 $1,017 $215,507 - 17
TOTAL (125 MOVIES):$67,728,681-35.2%46,184-2,512$1,466 
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