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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 $20,154 +161.7% 10 - $2,015 - - n/a - - n/a $5,210,005 46
21 Ghajini AdLabs $766,859 - 83 - $9,239 110 - $6,971 1,010 - $759 $1,387,534 1
2 Bedtime Stories Buena Vista $27,450,296 - 3,681 - $7,457 4,900 - $5,602 70,300 - $390 $38,029,113 1
14 Bolt Buena Vista $3,377,761 -18.5% 1,923 -1,045 $1,757 2,000 -1,400 $1,689 16,600 -26,100 $203 $102,423,519 6
25 Beverly Hills Chihuahua Buena Vista $312,652 +38.5% 283 -32 $1,105 310 -50 $1,009 1,240 -170 $252 $93,118,082 13
27 High School Musical 3: Senior Year Buena Vista $216,072 +282.9% 295 +134 $732 330 +169 $655 1,200 +690 $180 $89,695,501 10
63 Roving Mars (IMAX) Buena Vista $10,137 +130.0% 6 - $1,690 10 - $1,014 10 - $1,014 $9,834,688 153
67 WALL-E Buena Vista $6,802 -38.6% 33 -29 $206 33 -29 $206 80 -100 $85 $223,790,234 27
73 The Order of Myths Cinema Guild $3,220 - 1 - $3,220 - - n/a - - n/a $59,697 18
81 Moving Midway First Run $657 - 1 - $657 1 - $657 2 - $329 $40,375 12
16 Milk Focus Features $1,762,638 +1.9% 311 -45 $5,668 340 -90 $5,184 4,210 -1,080 $419 $13,533,585 5
1 Marley and Me Fox $36,357,586 - 3,480 - $10,448 4,400 - $8,263 56,600 - $642 $50,738,566 1
8 The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) Fox $7,697,799 -22.2% 2,402 -1,158 $3,205 2,600 -3,000 $2,961 32,300 -43,000 $238 $63,480,184 3
19 Australia Fox $1,079,248 -50.4% 711 -1,501 $1,518 720 -1,580 $1,499 3,780 -15,920 $286 $44,283,588 5
60 Max Payne Fox $11,414 -53.6% 27 -42 $423 27 -43 $423 71 -139 $161 $40,656,894 11
62 City of Ember Fox $10,521 +17.9% 25 -15 $421 30 -10 $351 60 -40 $175 $7,841,892 12
13 Slumdog Millionaire Fox Searchlight $4,301,870 +40.9% 614 +25 $7,006 660 -40 $6,518 8,820 -240 $488 $19,476,395 7
23 The Wrestler Fox Searchlight $387,530 +91.2% 18 +14 $21,529 28 +18 $13,840 406 +234 $955 $907,631 2
46 The Secret Life of Bees Fox Searchlight $49,862 +0.8% 77 -64 $648 80 -61 $623 680 -600 $73 $37,407,770 11
58 The Haunting of Molly Hartley Freestyle Releasing $17,342 -29.0% 26 -47 $667 30 -43 $578 330 -580 $53 $13,474,444 9
41 A Christmas Tale IFC $63,594 +21.4% 47 -1 $1,353 50 - $1,272 110 -20 $578 $900,897 7
54 Che IFC $34,503 - 2 - $17,252 2 - $17,252 - - n/a $151,841 3
64 The Secret of the Grain IFC $9,850 - 1 - $9,850 1 - $9,850 4 - $2,463 $14,915 1
33 Magnificent Desolation (IMAX) IMAX $136,565 +498.1% 3 -1 $45,522 3 -1 $45,522 - - n/a $26,929,002 171
55 Santa Vs. the Snowman - Season 7 (IMAX) IMAX $31,167 -23.9% 18 - $1,732 - - n/a - - n/a $381,239 9
85 Space Station 3-D (IMAX) IMAX $161 -99.3% 2 -3 $81 2 - $81 2 - $81 $77,257,823 350
9 The Spirit Lionsgate $6,463,278 - 2,509 - $2,576 2,600 - $2,486 36,800 - $176 $10,305,501 1
35 Transporter 3 Lionsgate $128,930 -81.1% 135 -872 $955 140 -867 $921 1,211 -8,489 $106 $31,613,973 5
43 Let the Right One In (2008) Magnolia $51,477 -25.0% 36 -17 $1,430 40 -13 $1,287 90 -90 $572 $1,338,600 10
71 Man on Wire Magnolia $4,992 -15.6% 5 -1 $998 5 -5 $998 12 -8 $416 $2,925,235 23
79 Timecrimes (Los Cronocrimenes) Magnolia $867 -89.0% 1 -6 $867 1 -9 $867 3 -27 $289 $20,065 3
61 Igor MGM $10,964 -40.4% 46 -36 $238 50 -32 $219 380 -450 $29 $19,444,296 15
53 Vicky Cristina Barcelona MGM (Weinstein) $35,154 -51.7% 25 -137 $1,406 30 -134 $1,172 213 -1,767 $165 $22,750,962 20
72 Soul Men MGM (Weinstein) $3,804 -74.2% 10 -85 $380 10 -90 $380 90 -960 $42 $12,009,235 8
10 Doubt Miramax $5,339,742 +684.2% 1,267 +1,228 $4,214 1,300 +1,230 $4,107 18,800 +17,852 $284 $8,484,863 3
38 The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Miramax $87,901 -68.0% 96 -307 $916 100 -303 $879 800 -3,510 $110 $8,660,917 8
51 Happy-Go-Lucky Miramax $41,870 -6.2% 47 -37 $891 50 -34 $837 320 -410 $131 $3,189,010 12
77 The Secrets Monterey Media, Inc. $976 -67.9% 2 -3 $488 2 -8 $488 5 -5 $195 $55,452 5
70 Tell No One Music Box Films $5,706 +60.5% 7 +1 $815 10 - $571 10 - $571 $6,137,968 26
50 Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure (IMAX) National Geographic Entertainment $41,872 +34.5% 21 - $1,994 21 - $1,994 60 - $698 $20,244,711 65
65 U2 3D National Geographic Entertainment $9,102 +392.8% 4 +3 $2,276 4 +3 $2,276 10 +9 $910 $9,658,396 49
59 Wendy and Lucy Oscilloscope Pictures $12,004 -25.0% 4 -2 $3,001 4 -2 $3,001 18 -13 $667 $75,537 3
24 Nothing Like the Holidays Overture Films $314,033 -75.9% 439 -1,232 $715 440 -1,260 $714 3,180 -20,320 $99 $7,035,838 3
36 Last Chance Harvey Overture Films $97,260 - 6 - $16,210 7 - $13,894 107 - $909 $132,934 1
3 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Paramount $26,853,816 - 2,988 - $8,987 4,100 - $6,550 41,500 - $647 $38,725,647 1
20 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Paramount (DreamWorks) $923,018 -41.2% 808 -1,199 $1,142 810 -1,197 $1,140 6,220 -15,880 $148 $174,862,381 8
30 Eagle Eye Paramount (DreamWorks) $158,602 +22.6% 205 -49 $774 210 -50 $755 2,140 -560 $74 $101,111,837 14
29 Revolutionary Road Paramount Vantage $189,911 - 3 - $63,304 5 - $37,982 71 - $2,675 $189,911 1
68 JCVD Peace Arch Entertainment $6,626 -50.1% 8 -7 $828 10 -10 $663 20 -30 $331 $430,963 8
75 Lola Montes (re-issue) Rialto $1,586 - 2 - $793 2 - $793 20 - $79 $88,151 12
47 Fireproof Samuel Goldwyn $48,052 -14.4% 85 -75 $565 90 -70 $534 260 -230 $185 $33,149,106 14
6 Seven Pounds Sony / Columbia $13,203,236 -11.1% 2,758 - $4,787 3,400 -300 $3,883 44,200 -3,100 $299 $38,762,647 2
17 Quantum of Solace Sony / Columbia $1,400,474 -31.7% 891 -983 $1,572 891 -1,009 $1,572 5,170 -15,830 $271 $164,302,659 7
26 Cadillac Records Sony / Columbia $270,365 -55.4% 180 -521 $1,502 180 -530 $1,502 1,450 -8,030 $186 $7,712,287 4
34 Rachel Getting Married Sony Classics $131,440 +0.9% 65 -50 $2,022 70 -45 $1,878 190 -235 $692 $10,017,383 13
39 I've Loved You So Long Sony Classics $86,322 +3.6% 43 -9 $2,007 43 -9 $2,007 140 -50 $617 $2,187,611 10
45 Waltz with Bashir Sony Classics $50,021 - 5 - $10,004 10 - $5,002 20 - $2,501 $53,913 1
52 Synecdoche, New York Sony Classics $36,796 -31.4% 38 -18 $968 40 -20 $920 110 -70 $335 $2,618,500 10
83 Ashes of Time Redux Sony Classics $503 -86.8% 2 -12 $252 2 -12 $252 2 -48 $252 $173,104 12
84 Frozen River Sony Classics $427 -71.0% 1 -3 $427 - - n/a - - n/a $2,309,148 22
74 Were the World Mine Speak Productions $1,618 -48.7% 1 -2 $1,618 1 -2 $1,618 3 -27 $539 $86,116 9
69 A Secret Strand $6,357 -17.7% 6 -1 $1,060 10 - $636 20 - $318 $568,042 17
76 How About You Strand $1,573 +984.8% 2 +1 $787 2 +1 $787 5 +5 $315 $34,759 7
12 Twilight Summit Entertainment $4,742,432 -8.6% 1,849 -1,142 $2,565 1,900 -1,300 $2,496 13,900 -24,000 $341 $167,325,198 6
49 Fly Me to the Moon Summit Entertainment $44,056 +336.4% 12 -1 $3,671 12 -1 $3,671 30 -60 $1,469 $12,487,698 20
78 Monsieur Verdoux (re-issue) The Film Desk $937 - 1 - $937 - - n/a - - n/a $41,009 42
82 The Wild Child (re-issue) The Film Desk $651 -72.4% 1 -1 $651 - - n/a - - n/a $24,527 8
4 Valkyrie United Artists $21,027,007 - 2,711 - $7,756 2,900 - $7,251 37,800 - $556 $29,520,979 1
7 The Tale of Despereaux Universal $8,932,625 -11.6% 3,107 +3 $2,875 3,400 -200 $2,627 45,100 -6,600 $198 $27,448,085 2
18 Frost/Nixon Universal $1,355,186 +258.5% 205 +166 $6,611 220 +150 $6,160 3,140 +2,210 $432 $3,539,426 4
28 Role Models Universal $204,715 -68.3% 225 -567 $910 230 -562 $890 2,100 -5,840 $97 $66,238,440 8
40 Changeling Universal $72,380 -29.0% 114 -115 $635 120 -110 $603 1,010 -990 $72 $35,537,807 10
5 Yes Man Warner Bros. $16,657,046 -8.8% 3,434 - $4,851 4,300 -700 $3,874 59,900 -10,500 $278 $49,798,560 2
15 Gran Torino Warner Bros. $2,322,781 +396.1% 84 +65 $27,652 142 +105 $16,358 1,996 +1,457 $1,164 $4,220,824 3
31 The Polar Express (IMAX re-issue 2008) Warner Bros. $158,092 -39.3% 26 - $6,080 - - n/a - - n/a $1,531,448 6
37 Body of Lies Warner Bros. $90,631 +695.6% 182 +158 $498 182 +158 $498 1,880 +1,670 $48 $39,155,635 12
42 Deep Sea 3D (IMAX) Warner Bros. $58,493 +229.9% 8 -2 $7,312 10 - $5,849 57 -1 $1,026 $37,193,640 148
44 The Dark Knight Warner Bros. $50,686 -2.0% 74 -83 $685 80 -80 $634 520 -710 $97 $530,896,852 24
48 Nights in Rodanthe Warner Bros. $47,036 -15.4% 115 -89 $409 120 -90 $392 980 -1,460 $48 $41,716,242 14
11 Four Christmases Warner Bros. (New Line) $4,840,221 -37.2% 2,510 -1,005 $1,928 2,510 -1,490 $1,928 26,000 -29,700 $186 $111,588,896 5
66 Appaloosa Warner Bros. (New Line) $7,689 -22.3% 18 -15 $427 20 -13 $384 120 -110 $64 $20,067,601 15
22 The Reader Weinstein Company $664,013 +615.6% 116 +108 $5,724 130 +118 $5,108 1,640 +1,491 $405 $1,243,690 3
56 Zack and Miri Make a Porno Weinstein Company $22,700 -37.5% 46 -41 $493 50 -40 $454 330 -320 $69 $31,200,038 9
32 Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi Yash Raj $156,871 -52.0% 54 -28 $2,905 60 -50 $2,615 150 -910 $1,046 $1,843,747 3
80 Stranded: I Have Come from a Plane That Crashed on the Mountains Zeitgeist $823 +76.2% 1 - $823 1 - $823 4 +3 $206 $61,265 10
TOTALS:$201,594,006+127.8%41,724+4,121$4,83247,744+3,461$4,222558,122+16,129$361 
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