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December 19-21, 2008
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RowTWTitle (click to view)StudioWeekend GrossChangeTheatersChangeAvg.Est.
Screens
ChangeAvg.Est.
Shows
ChangeAvg.Total GrossWeek #
1 22 The Polar Express (IMAX re-issue 2008) WB $260,441 +22.4% 26 - $10,017 - - n/a - - n/a $1,132,245 5
2 41 Santa Vs. the Snowman - Season 7 (IMAX) Imax $40,944 -0.5% 18 - $2,275 - - n/a - - n/a $308,766 8
3 61 Dolphins and Whales: Tribes of the Ocean 3D 3D $7,700 -27.3% 10 - $770 - - n/a - - n/a $5,188,311 45
4 64 Gomorrah IFC $5,532 - 1 - $5,532 - - n/a - - n/a $5,532 1
5 72 The Wild Child (re-issue) FDesk $2,362 - 2 - $1,181 - - n/a - - n/a $22,738 7
6 - Box Elder N/A $990 - 2 - $495 - - n/a - - n/a $44,442 42
7 78 The Flyboys DCoa. $702 +142.1% 1 - $702 - - n/a - - n/a $144,110 19
8 25 Punisher: War Zone LGF $193,995 -86.0% 385 -2,123 $504 390 -2,210 $497 3,400 -25,400 $57 $7,948,159 3
9 14 Transporter 3 LGF $682,033 -71.0% 1,007 -1,534 $677 1,007 -1,593 $677 9,700 -19,700 $70 $31,069,389 4
10 6 Twilight Sum. $5,189,319 -34.7% 2,991 -658 $1,735 3,200 -1,200 $1,622 37,900 -13,500 $137 $158,423,218 5
11 10 Quantum of Solace Sony $2,051,882 -44.8% 1,874 -761 $1,095 1,900 -900 $1,080 21,000 -13,700 $98 $161,200,412 6
12 9 Australia Fox $2,174,188 -47.9% 2,212 -491 $983 2,300 -800 $945 19,700 -8,600 $110 $41,796,525 4
13 12 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa P/DW $1,569,610 -50.7% 2,007 -761 $782 2,007 -793 $782 22,100 -12,400 $71 $172,392,069 7
14 7 Bolt BV $4,146,856 -44.4% 2,968 -165 $1,397 3,400 -600 $1,220 42,700 -9,300 $97 $94,900,059 5
15 16 Role Models Uni. $645,395 -58.2% 792 -536 $815 792 -536 $815 7,940 -6,660 $81 $65,593,985 7
16 5 Four Christmases WB (NL) $7,701,375 -41.1% 3,515 -25 $2,191 4,000 -500 $1,925 55,700 -7,600 $138 $100,110,827 4
17 4 The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) Fox $9,890,105 -67.6% 3,560 - $2,778 5,600 -300 $1,766 75,300 -4,900 $131 $48,366,989 2
18 21 The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Mira. $274,481 -60.0% 403 -276 $681 403 -277 $681 4,310 -3,700 $64 $8,379,440 7
19 34 Fireproof Gold. $56,163 -61.9% 160 -186 $351 160 -190 $351 490 -500 $115 $33,063,487 13
20 28 Changeling Uni. $101,905 -60.3% 229 -164 $445 230 -170 $443 2,000 -1,370 $51 $35,397,257 9
21 39 The Secret Life of Bees FoxS $49,479 -56.6% 141 -130 $351 141 -130 $351 1,280 -1,210 $39 $37,320,137 10
22 13 Nothing Like the Holidays Over. $1,305,439 -63.0% 1,671 - $781 1,700 -100 $768 23,500 -1,900 $56 $5,924,513 2
23 33 High School Musical 3: Senior Year BV $56,436 -44.4% 161 -99 $351 161 -99 $351 510 -290 $111 $89,404,747 9
24 84 Nobel Son Free $546 -96.7% 3 -96 $182 3 -97 $182 30 -650 $18 $540,118 3
25 62 RockNRolla WB $7,077 -75.3% 39 -84 $181 40 -83 $177 300 -930 $24 $5,694,401 11
26 42 Zack and Miri Make a Porno Wein. $36,307 -64.0% 87 -76 $417 90 -73 $403 650 -730 $56 $31,153,007 8
27 27 Eagle Eye P/DW $129,410 -34.7% 254 -66 $509 260 -70 $498 2,700 -660 $48 $100,856,790 13
28 55 WALL-E BV $11,074 -64.1% 62 -61 $179 62 -61 $179 180 -180 $62 $223,773,410 26
29 38 The Dark Knight WB $51,743 -53.9% 157 -48 $330 160 -60 $323 1,230 -680 $42 $530,811,565 23
30 40 Happy-Go-Lucky Mira. $44,621 -48.6% 84 -60 $531 84 -60 $531 730 -570 $61 $3,101,671 11
31 44 Max Payne Fox $24,590 -46.2% 69 -52 $356 70 -51 $351 210 -980 $117 $40,632,110 10
32 17 Cadillac Records Sony $606,748 -61.7% 701 +13 $866 710 -50 $855 9,480 -1,290 $64 $7,046,250 3
33 36 Synecdoche, New York SPC $53,622 -48.8% 56 -41 $958 60 -40 $894 180 -130 $298 $2,547,673 9
34 48 Igor MGM $18,382 -59.8% 82 -36 $224 82 -38 $224 830 -440 $22 $19,420,496 14
35 57 Appaloosa WB (NL) $9,902 -47.3% 33 -32 $300 33 -37 $300 230 -270 $43 $20,051,965 14
36 26 Rachel Getting Married SPC $130,230 -41.2% 115 -36 $1,132 115 -36 $1,132 425 -135 $306 $9,785,033 12
37 20 Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi Yash $326,641 -64.5% 82 -1 $3,983 110 -30 $2,969 1,060 -280 $308 $1,431,843 2
38 58 City of Ember Fox $8,921 -46.8% 40 -23 $223 40 -23 $223 100 -430 $89 $7,823,153 11
39 75 Righteous Kill Over. $1,620 -65.0% 15 -21 $108 20 -20 $81 150 -120 $11 $40,081,035 15
40 50 Burn After Reading Focus $16,314 -49.8% 44 -13 $371 44 -16 $371 390 -120 $42 $60,338,891 15
41 54 Body of Lies WB $11,391 -52.9% 24 -13 $475 24 -16 $475 210 -140 $54 $39,043,452 11
42 19 Frost/Nixon Uni. $378,052 -39.6% 39 - $9,694 70 -10 $5,401 930 -130 $407 $1,491,262 3
43 88 House (2008) RAtt. $331 -86.4% 1 -10 $331 1 -10 $331 17 -123 $19 $574,940 7
44 76 Frozen River SPC $1,471 -83.6% 4 -9 $368 4 -9 $368 10 -30 $147 $2,307,807 21
45 89 Trouble the Water Zeit. $242 -90.6% 1 -4 $242 1 -9 $242 - -10 n/a $486,362 18
46 47 Space Station 3-D (IMAX) Imax $21,658 +40.0% 5 -3 $4,332 2 -8 $10,829 2 -8 $10,829 $77,216,088 349
47 46 Magnificent Desolation (IMAX) Imax $22,834 +16.7% 4 -1 $5,709 4 -6 $5,709 - -10 n/a $26,744,089 170
48 53 JCVD PArch $13,290 -51.6% 15 -9 $886 20 -4 $665 50 -36 $266 $413,523 7
49 85 Stranded: I Have Come from a Plane That Crashed on the Mountains Zeit. $467 -82.8% 1 -3 $467 1 -3 $467 1 -9 $467 $60,442 9
50 29 The Reader Wein. $92,790 -44.8% 8 - $11,599 12 -2 $7,733 149 -35 $623 $349,240 2
51 83 Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 Kino $615 -84.5% 1 -2 $615 1 -2 $615 2 -11 $308 $59,252 5
52 68 Were the World Mine SpkP $3,155 -80.2% 3 -1 $1,052 3 -1 $1,052 30 -22 $105 $82,463 8
53 71 Pray the Devil Back to Hell Bal. $2,524 -80.6% 4 -1 $631 4 -1 $631 20 -3 $126 $51,886 7
54 79 I Can't Think Straight Reg. $686 -67.7% 2 -1 $343 2 -1 $343 5 -1 $137 $35,794 5
55 82 Fear(s) of the Dark IFC $617 -67.3% 3 -1 $206 3 -1 $206 14 +5 $44 $77,876 9
56 1 Yes Man WB $18,262,471 - 3,434 - $5,318 5,000 - $3,652 70,400 - $259 $18,262,471 1
57 2 Seven Pounds Sony $14,851,136 - 2,758 - $5,385 3,700 - $4,014 47,300 - $314 $14,851,136 1
58 3 The Tale of Despereaux Uni. $10,103,675 - 3,104 - $3,255 3,600 - $2,807 51,700 - $195 $10,103,675 1
59 24 The Wrestler FoxS $202,714 - 4 - $50,679 10 - $20,271 172 - $1,179 $288,220 1
60 32 Let the Right One In (2008) Magn. $68,656 -10.3% 53 - $1,295 53 - $1,295 180 - $381 $1,245,880 9
61 43 Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure (IMAX) NGE $31,138 -22.8% 21 - $1,483 21 - $1,483 60 -10 $519 $20,161,732 64
62 49 Deep Sea 3D (IMAX) WB $17,732 -6.8% 10 - $1,773 10 - $1,773 58 -2 $306 $37,117,207 147
63 52 Soul Men MGM/W $14,756 -70.5% 95 - $155 100 - $148 1,050 - $14 $11,998,223 7
64 60 A Secret Strand $7,721 - 7 - $1,103 10 - $772 20 - $386 $557,566 16
65 65 Roving Mars (IMAX) BV $4,407 -35.3% 6 - $735 10 - $441 10 -10 $441 $9,821,139 152
66 66 Ashes of Time Redux SPC $3,799 +21.0% 14 - $271 14 - $271 50 +13 $76 $170,428 11
67 67 Tell No One MBox $3,556 +8.8% 6 +1 $593 10 - $356 10 - $356 $6,130,293 25
68 69 The Secrets Mont. $3,039 -53.7% 5 -1 $608 10 - $304 10 - $304 $52,226 4
69 73 U2 3D NGE $1,847 -38.2% 1 -2 $1,847 1 - $1,847 1 - $1,847 $9,647,929 48
70 74 A Girl Cut in Two IFC $1,838 -36.8% 9 +1 $204 10 - $184 20 - $92 $409,658 19
71 77 Antarctica Reg. $1,302 - 1 - $1,302 1 - $1,302 - - n/a $9,181 12
72 80 I Served the King of England SPC $650 -79.9% 3 - $217 3 - $217 10 - $65 $617,228 17
73 81 Breakfast with Scot Reg. $649 -33.3% 1 - $649 1 - $649 3 +3 $216 $42,980 11
74 86 Where God Left His Shoes IFC $464 -84.1% 2 - $232 2 - $232 6 -4 $77 $3,911 2
75 87 Save Me FRun $424 - 1 - $424 1 - $424 4 - $106 $82,369 16
76 90 How About You Strand $145 - 1 - $145 1 - $145 - - n/a $33,013 6
77 91 House of the Sleeping Beauties FRun $136 - 1 - $136 1 - $136 5 - $27 $3,387 3
78 56 Fly Me to the Moon Sum. $10,095 -32.2% 13 +1 $777 13 +1 $777 90 +70 $112 $12,423,424 19
79 30 I've Loved You So Long SPC $83,284 -18.8% 52 +6 $1,602 52 +2 $1,602 190 +40 $438 $2,052,667 9
80 70 Ciao Reg. $2,733 -5.6% 3 +2 $911 3 +2 $911 11 +11 $248 $10,723 3
81 51 Wendy and Lucy Osci. $16,004 -12.2% 6 +4 $2,667 6 +4 $2,667 31 +20 $516 $50,650 2
82 63 Man on Wire Magn. $5,917 +1.5% 6 +2 $986 10 +6 $592 20 - $296 $2,913,155 22
83 37 A Christmas Tale IFC $52,393 -15.5% 48 +5 $1,092 50 +7 $1,048 130 +10 $403 $795,910 6
84 59 Timecrimes (Los Cronocrimenes) Magn. $7,864 +80.7% 7 +5 $1,123 10 +8 $786 30 +21 $262 $14,887 2
85 11 Milk Focus $1,729,156 -33.5% 356 +28 $4,857 430 +10 $4,021 5,290 +150 $327 $10,410,039 4
86 18 Gran Torino WB $468,221 +72.3% 19 +13 $24,643 37 +25 $12,655 539 +348 $869 $859,860 2
87 15 Doubt Mira. $680,948 +34.2% 39 +24 $17,460 70 +42 $9,728 948 +546 $718 $1,399,548 2
88 45 The Haunting of Molly Hartley Free $24,415 +137.1% 73 +57 $334 73 +53 $334 910 +760 $27 $13,442,412 8
89 31 Vicky Cristina Barcelona MGM/W $72,723 +79.7% 162 +134 $449 164 +134 $443 1,980 +1,610 $37 $22,658,945 19
90 23 Beverly Hills Chihuahua BV $225,706 +218.0% 315 +142 $717 360 +187 $627 1,410 +910 $160 $92,595,594 12
91 35 Nights in Rodanthe WB $55,622 +628.0% 204 +181 $273 210 +187 $265 2,440 +2,206 $23 $41,633,345 13
92 8 Slumdog Millionaire FoxS $3,053,760 +40.4% 589 +420 $5,185 700 +440 $4,363 9,060 +5,830 $337 $12,037,510 6
TOTALS:$88,506,299-3.5%37,603-632$2,35444,283-199$1,999541,993+11,334$163 
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