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TWTitle (click to view)StudioWeekend GrossChangeTheatersChangeAvg.Est.
Screens
ChangeAvg.Est.
Shows
ChangeAvg.Total GrossWeek #
57 Dolphins and Whales: Tribes of the Ocean 3D 3D Entertainment $16,859 -57.1% 10 - $1,686 - - n/a - - n/a $5,163,693 43
94 Ballast Alluvial Film Company $2,053 -32.1% 4 -1 $513 4 -1 $513 13 -2 $158 $76,211 10
110 The Alphabet Killer Anchor Bay Films $435 -69.7% 1 -1 $435 1 -1 $435 12 -14 $36 $27,814 5
88 Pray the Devil Back to Hell Balcony Releasing $2,637 +23.4% 1 -1 $2,637 1 -1 $2,637 4 -6 $659 $29,798 5
3 Bolt Buena Vista $9,796,149 -63.1% 3,516 -138 $2,786 5,400 -700 $1,814 72,300 -17,400 $135 $79,381,422 3
18 High School Musical 3: Senior Year Buena Vista $244,722 -76.9% 632 -753 $387 640 -760 $382 1,730 -7,970 $141 $89,132,272 7
28 Beverly Hills Chihuahua Buena Vista $114,523 -54.9% 248 -69 $462 250 -70 $458 760 -190 $151 $92,231,434 10
36 WALL-E Buena Vista $46,898 -59.8% 166 -24 $283 170 -20 $276 540 -60 $87 $223,704,223 24
67 Roving Mars (IMAX) Buena Vista $7,964 -7.9% 7 +1 $1,138 10 - $796 20 - $398 $9,791,194 150
90 Familiar Strangers Cavalier Films $2,516 -36.3% 4 +1 $629 4 +1 $629 17 +7 $148 $28,883 4
103 The Dukes CAVU $800 -78.4% 2 -3 $400 2 -8 $400 9 -1 $89 $26,157 4
101 Yella Cinema Guild $870 - 1 - $870 1 - $870 4 - $218 $30,309 22
76 Gardens of the Night City Lights Pictures Releasing $4,904 - 1 - $4,904 1 - $4,904 4 - $1,226 $10,029 4
107 The Matador (2008) City Lights Pictures Releasing $636 -53.6% 1 - $636 1 - $636 5 - $127 $16,485 6
112 The Flyboys Dark Coast Pictures $350 -88.6% 1 - $350 - - n/a - - n/a $142,524 17
49 Don Carlo at La Scala Emerging Pictures $27,834 - 5 - $5,567 - - n/a - - n/a $27,834 1
75 Hounddog Empire $5,388 +40.9% 3 +1 $1,796 3 - $1,796 60 - $90 $128,092 12
44 Yuvvraaj Eros $34,336 -78.3% 77 - $446 80 -10 $429 210 -30 $164 $565,440 3
73 Call + Response Fair Trade Pictures $5,543 - 2 - $2,772 3 - $1,848 50 - $111 $186,367 9
80 Save Me First Run $4,011 - 1 - $4,011 1 - $4,011 6 - $669 $79,530 13
11 Milk Focus Features $1,834,914 +26.2% 99 +63 $18,534 164 +98 $11,189 2,007 +1,156 $914 $4,284,465 2
37 Burn After Reading Focus Features $45,414 -47.7% 78 -19 $582 80 -20 $568 720 -145 $63 $60,244,987 13
4 Australia Fox $7,050,261 -52.4% 2,721 +79 $2,591 3,700 - $1,905 34,900 -2,200 $202 $30,919,097 2
33 Max Payne Fox $55,578 -31.5% 145 -14 $383 150 -10 $371 1,450 -150 $38 $40,521,670 8
48 City of Ember Fox $27,861 -48.9% 83 -28 $336 83 -28 $336 750 -260 $37 $7,781,625 9
12 Slumdog Millionaire Fox Searchlight $1,402,176 +4.2% 78 +29 $17,977 130 +40 $10,786 1,620 +510 $866 $5,339,510 4
20 The Secret Life of Bees Fox Searchlight $217,469 -61.3% 432 -58 $503 432 -58 $503 4,150 -520 $52 $36,994,417 8
15 Nobel Son Freestyle Releasing $333,912 - 893 - $374 900 - $371 12,360 - $27 $333,912 1
47 The Haunting of Molly Hartley Freestyle Releasing $28,101 -59.6% 45 -78 $624 50 -73 $562 380 -690 $74 $13,396,776 6
31 A Christmas Tale IFC $91,283 -43.3% 44 +1 $2,075 44 +1 $2,075 120 -20 $761 $619,310 4
84 A Girl Cut in Two IFC $3,156 -36.6% 10 +2 $316 10 - $316 30 - $105 $400,129 17
93 Fear(s) of the Dark IFC $2,210 -31.8% 6 +2 $368 10 +6 $221 20 +9 $111 $72,903 7
95 Hunger (2008) IFC $1,980 - 1 - $1,980 1 - $1,980 5 - $396 $1,980 1
56 My Name Is Bruce Image Entertainment $17,214 +29.6% 1 - $17,214 1 - $17,214 - -14 n/a $154,342 6
41 Santa Vs. the Snowman - Season 7 (IMAX) IMAX $39,677 -10.7% 18 +2 $2,204 - - n/a - - n/a $146,626 6
54 Space Station 3-D (IMAX) IMAX $18,420 -34.5% 8 +1 $2,303 10 - $1,842 10 - $1,842 $77,134,876 347
55 Magnificent Desolation (IMAX) IMAX $17,479 -48.6% 7 +4 $2,497 10 +7 $1,748 10 +6 $1,748 $26,661,354 168
72 Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 Kino $5,771 -47.3% 3 - $1,924 3 - $1,924 12 -1 $481 $49,933 3
91 One Day You'll Understand Kino $2,467 +127.4% 3 - $822 3 - $822 14 +4 $176 $82,804 6
114 Momma's Man Kino $250 - 2 - $125 - - n/a - - n/a $95,226 16
105 The First Basket Laemmle / Zeller Films $655 -44.0% 1 -1 $655 1 -1 $655 3 -6 $218 $20,170 6
97 Eden (2008) Liberation Entertainment $1,852 - 2 - $926 - - n/a - - n/a $10,074 4
7 Transporter 3 Lionsgate $4,668,898 -61.3% 2,626 - $1,778 2,900 -100 $1,610 39,800 -3,800 $117 $25,549,454 2
8 Punisher: War Zone Lionsgate $4,271,451 - 2,508 - $1,703 2,700 - $1,582 36,900 - $116 $4,271,451 1
39 Saw V Lionsgate $42,029 -63.2% 115 -62 $365 120 -60 $350 960 -500 $44 $56,729,973 7
43 Religulous Lionsgate $35,630 -42.9% 59 -2 $604 60 -1 $594 440 -30 $81 $12,953,375 10
60 Repo: The Genetic Opera Lionsgate $13,083 +20.4% 11 +5 $1,189 11 +1 $1,189 89 +39 $147 $140,244 5
64 Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom Logo Features $9,015 -55.2% 5 +1 $1,803 5 +1 $1,803 58 +1 $155 $526,259 7
30 Let the Right One In (2008) Magnolia $104,312 -23.1% 50 +9 $2,086 50 +9 $2,086 190 +40 $549 $1,000,653 7
68 Man on Wire Magnolia $7,728 -37.5% 5 -3 $1,546 5 -5 $1,546 17 -13 $455 $2,895,073 20
69 What Just Happened? Magnolia $7,316 -52.0% 17 -8 $430 20 -10 $366 50 -20 $146 $1,080,914 8
70 A Good Day to Be Black and Sexy Magnolia $6,141 - 1 - $6,141 - - n/a - - n/a $6,141 1
82 August Evening Maya Entertainment $3,866 - 2 - $1,933 - - n/a - - n/a $71,361 14
92 Amexicano Maya Entertainment $2,245 - 1 - $2,245 - - n/a - - n/a $6,882 3
32 Igor MGM $65,509 -40.7% 162 -17 $404 162 -18 $404 1,690 -400 $39 $19,327,987 12
77 How to Lose Friends and Alienate People MGM $4,740 -13.5% 26 -3 $182 30 - $158 250 -100 $19 $2,775,593 10
115 The Other End of the Line MGM $215 -62.7% 1 -1 $215 1 -1 $215 14 -7 $15 $115,504 6
27 Soul Men MGM (Weinstein) $133,421 -70.7% 233 -102 $573 233 -107 $573 2,390 -1,030 $56 $11,874,010 5
51 Vicky Cristina Barcelona MGM (Weinstein) $23,467 -46.0% 12 -6 $1,956 12 -8 $1,956 120 -60 $196 $22,512,805 17
13 The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Miramax $1,031,036 -39.2% 678 +96 $1,521 680 +90 $1,516 9,260 +640 $111 $6,657,280 5
26 Happy-Go-Lucky Miramax $141,162 -51.2% 202 - $699 202 - $699 1,850 -80 $76 $2,861,186 9
66 The Secrets Monterey Media, Inc. $8,372 -57.1% 5 -2 $1,674 10 - $837 10 -10 $837 $37,275 2
108 whaledreamers Monterey Media, Inc. $612 - 1 - $612 1 - $612 1 - $612 $10,584 11
71 Tell No One Music Box Films $5,947 -25.0% 4 -2 $1,487 4 -6 $1,487 10 - $595 $6,119,226 23
35 Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure (IMAX) National Geographic Entertainment $50,253 +21.5% 21 - $2,393 21 - $2,393 60 - $838 $20,046,097 62
78 U2 3D National Geographic Entertainment $4,644 -13.7% 3 +1 $1,548 3 +1 $1,548 - -10 n/a $9,640,827 46
96 FLOW: For Love of Water Oscilloscope Pictures $1,900 +72.7% 6 +2 $317 - - n/a - - n/a $141,869 27
52 Righteous Kill Overture Films $20,908 -80.2% 89 -108 $235 90 -110 $232 700 -840 $30 $40,054,627 13
6 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Paramount (DreamWorks) $5,079,120 -64.3% 3,317 -392 $1,531 3,800 -700 $1,337 51,300 -12,600 $99 $165,653,852 5
29 Eagle Eye Paramount (DreamWorks) $113,174 -54.3% 205 -120 $552 210 -120 $539 1,870 -820 $61 $100,404,599 11
38 The Duchess Paramount Vantage $44,684 -3.9% 135 +57 $331 140 +60 $319 1,470 +830 $30 $13,823,741 12
45 JCVD Peace Arch Entertainment $33,234 -28.7% 21 -4 $1,583 21 -9 $1,583 80 -20 $415 $337,038 5
100 Battle in Seattle Redwood Palms Pictures $1,118 - 4 - $280 4 - $280 10 - $112 $224,169 12
83 I Can't Think Straight Regent Releasing $3,380 -49.0% 3 - $1,127 3 - $1,127 8 -4 $423 $30,629 3
87 Ciao Regent Releasing $2,672 - 1 - $2,672 1 - $2,672 5 - $534 $2,672 1
99 Breakfast with Scot Regent Releasing $1,666 +49.7% 1 - $1,666 1 - $1,666 - -4 n/a $40,123 9
113 Antarctica Regent Releasing $297 -89.6% 1 - $297 1 - $297 - - n/a $7,675 9
98 I.O.U.S.A. Roadside Attractions $1,712 -44.9% 3 -2 $571 3 -2 $571 30 -16 $57 $807,806 16
106 House (2008) Roadside Attractions $648 +0.9% 2 - $324 2 -1 $324 20 -10 $32 $570,790 5
17 Fireproof Samuel Goldwyn $251,459 -41.8% 499 +13 $504 500 +10 $503 1,480 -2,870 $170 $32,678,691 11
104 Lake City Screen Media $782 -8.9% 2 +1 $391 2 +1 $391 8 +4 $98 $12,065 3
5 Quantum of Solace Sony / Columbia $6,752,390 -64.1% 3,423 -78 $1,973 4,400 -700 $1,535 55,900 -15,000 $121 $151,620,134 4
9 Cadillac Records Sony / Columbia $3,445,559 - 687 - $5,015 770 - $4,475 10,980 - $314 $3,445,559 1
16 Rachel Getting Married Sony Classics $285,331 -46.2% 170 -46 $1,678 170 -50 $1,678 660 -160 $432 $9,226,246 10
23 Synecdoche, New York Sony Classics $163,627 -42.8% 115 -4 $1,423 120 - $1,364 410 -30 $399 $2,244,636 7
25 I've Loved You So Long Sony Classics $144,675 -31.7% 51 -1 $2,837 51 -1 $2,837 190 -10 $761 $1,750,871 7
74 Ashes of Time Redux Sony Classics $5,411 +20.8% 11 +3 $492 11 +1 $492 30 - $180 $159,892 9
81 I Served the King of England Sony Classics $3,953 -67.2% 7 -2 $565 10 - $395 20 - $198 $609,094 15
89 Frozen River Sony Classics $2,597 -18.6% 6 - $433 10 - $260 20 +10 $130 $2,291,511 19
62 Were the World Mine Speak Productions $9,784 +26.8% 3 +1 $3,261 3 +1 $3,261 40 +10 $245 $50,323 6
61 A Secret Strand $10,033 -23.2% 6 - $1,672 10 +4 $1,003 20 - $502 $533,250 14
86 How About You Strand $2,974 -24.5% 1 - $2,974 1 - $2,974 5 - $595 $27,020 4
2 Twilight Summit Entertainment $13,046,722 -50.5% 3,620 +195 $3,604 5,200 -500 $2,509 63,400 -14,200 $206 $138,402,068 3
58 Fly Me to the Moon Summit Entertainment $15,525 -48.0% 15 - $1,035 20 - $776 30 - $518 $12,357,127 17
111 A Man Named Pearl Tentmakers Entertainment $400 - 1 - $400 - - n/a - - n/a $201,603 67
102 The Wild Child (re-issue) The Film Desk $831 -31.4% 1 - $831 - - n/a - - n/a $19,780 5
10 Role Models Universal $2,574,460 -51.3% 1,907 -288 $1,350 1,907 -293 $1,350 22,000 -4,200 $117 $61,617,805 5
14 Changeling Universal $501,070 -58.5% 681 -329 $736 690 -320 $726 5,600 -2,300 $89 $34,683,447 7
22 Frost/Nixon Universal $180,708 - 3 - $60,236 4 - $45,177 67 - $2,697 $180,708 1
63 Oye Lucky, Lucky Oye UTV Communications $9,059 -78.6% 24 -21 $377 24 -26 $377 57 -113 $159 $80,037 2
21 The Dark Knight Warner Bros. $187,418 -45.4% 269 -36 $697 310 -40 $605 2,660 -500 $70 $530,540,885 21
24 The Polar Express (IMAX re-issue 2008) Warner Bros. $156,463 -0.9% 26 +5 $6,018 - - n/a - - n/a $448,919 3
42 Body of Lies Warner Bros. $37,443 -55.9% 44 -36 $851 50 -40 $749 430 -330 $87 $38,970,379 9
50 RockNRolla Warner Bros. $25,069 -34.3% 36 -4 $696 40 - $627 350 -20 $72 $5,622,796 9
53 Deep Sea 3D (IMAX) Warner Bros. $18,587 -62.1% 10 +1 $1,859 10 - $1,859 61 +1 $305 $37,052,922 145
59 Nights in Rodanthe Warner Bros. $15,423 -51.0% 45 -28 $343 50 -23 $308 410 -240 $38 $41,556,584 11
1 Four Christmases Warner Bros. (New Line) $16,755,478 -46.1% 3,335 +25 $5,024 4,700 +100 $3,565 69,200 -3,600 $242 $69,418,170 2
34 Pride & Glory Warner Bros. (New Line) $54,637 +343.0% 180 +150 $304 180 +150 $304 1,750 +1,504 $31 $15,709,385 7
40 Appaloosa Warner Bros. (New Line) $40,323 -39.8% 104 -6 $388 104 -6 $388 950 -10 $42 $19,991,616 12
65 Journey to the Center of the Earth Warner Bros. (New Line) $8,531 -58.5% 41 -10 $208 41 -10 $208 350 -113 $24 $101,702,060 22
19 Zack and Miri Make a Porno Weinstein Company $226,098 -56.9% 275 -162 $822 280 -160 $807 2,250 -1,270 $100 $30,839,277 6
46 Dostana Yash Raj $30,919 -67.5% 34 -24 $909 40 -20 $773 110 -80 $281 $1,235,028 4
79 Stranded: I Have Come from a Plane That Crashed on the Mountains Zeitgeist $4,353 +136.2% 4 +2 $1,088 4 +2 $1,088 20 +20 $218 $52,001 7
85 Trouble the Water Zeitgeist $3,032 +67.0% 5 +2 $606 10 +7 $303 10 - $303 $477,452 16
109 Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, The Mistress and the Tangerine Zeitgeist $514 -80.8% 1 - $514 - - n/a - - n/a $86,816 24
TOTALS:$82,434,771-49.3%35,541+1,661$2,31943,582-342$1,891523,425-30,666$157 
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