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Screens
ChangeAvg.Est.
Shows
ChangeAvg.Total GrossWeek #
63 Sea Rex 3D: Journey to a Prehistoric World 3D Entertainment $24,121 - 12 - $2,010 - - n/a - - n/a $4,238,943 70
40 Pearl Jam Twenty Abramorama $102,448 - 7 - $14,635 10 - $10,245 20 - $5,122 $382,791 1
121 Passione Abramorama $1,286 -56.0% 1 -1 $1,286 1 -1 $1,286 3 -7 $429 $202,856 14
106 El Bulli: Cooking in Progress Alive Mind Cinema $3,493 +29.6% 4 - $873 - - n/a - - n/a $116,556 9
131 Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles Argot Pictures $459 - 1 - $459 1 - $459 - - n/a $20,248 4
1 The Lion King (in 3D) Buena Vista $21,929,332 -27.3% 2,330 - $9,412 2,400 - $9,137 31,000 -300 $707 $61,475,402 2
8 The Help Buena Vista $4,370,051 -32.9% 2,695 -319 $1,622 2,800 -400 $1,561 27,900 -6,400 $157 $154,414,153 7
54 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Buena Vista $33,973 -45.5% 38 -60 $894 40 -60 $849 90 -130 $377 $241,063,875 19
67 Fright Night (2011) Buena Vista $19,346 -70.4% 44 -104 $440 50 -100 $387 110 -260 $176 $18,060,095 6
111 Love in Space China Lion $2,358 -71.5% 6 -7 $393 10 -3 $236 10 -30 $236 $33,976 3
122 My Kingdom (2011) China Lion $1,192 -85.1% 1 -17 $1,192 1 -19 $1,192 - -50 n/a $35,986 3
127 Sex and Zen 3D: Extreme Ecstasy China Lion $740 -74.1% 2 -1 $370 2 -1 $370 4 -6 $185 $152,364 7
81 The Interrupters Cinema Guild $8,124 -60.6% 7 -3 $1,161 10 - $812 20 -10 $406 $187,677 9
13 Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain Codeblack Entertainment $1,135,157 -4.7% 287 +57 $3,955 300 +60 $3,784 4,500 +250 $252 $5,165,631 3
43 My Afternoons with Margueritte Cohen Media Group $77,700 +271.8% 29 +27 $2,679 29 +27 $2,679 122 +112 $637 $109,400 2
- Make Believe CrowdStarter $3,173 - 1 - $3,173 - - n/a - - n/a $16,314 13
20 Mausam Eros $459,024 - 96 - $4,782 100 - $4,590 340 - $1,350 $459,024 1
108 Bol Eros $3,069 -79.1% 38 - $81 40 - $77 80 -20 $38 $186,410 4
7 Drive (2011) FilmDistrict $5,763,998 -49.2% 2,904 +18 $1,985 3,000 -100 $1,921 38,100 -2,700 $151 $21,417,373 2
23 Don't Be Afraid of the Dark FilmDistrict $353,762 -68.5% 424 -910 $834 430 -904 $823 3,670 -9,430 $96 $23,477,283 5
70 The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby First Run $15,411 - 1 - $15,411 - - n/a - - n/a $15,411 1
94 Jane's Journey First Run $5,073 -18.1% 1 - $5,073 1 - $5,073 4 - $1,268 $12,484 2
126 Pianomania First Run $756 - 2 - $378 2 - $378 3 - $252 $27,407 18
130 Special Treatment First Run $479 -77.6% 1 - $479 - - n/a - - n/a $6,566 5
11 The Debt Focus Features $1,260,611 -57.2% 1,067 -764 $1,181 1,100 -731 $1,146 11,100 -11,700 $114 $28,967,074 4
12 Rise of the Planet of the Apes Fox $1,162,288 -56.3% 1,178 -1,162 $987 1,200 -1,200 $969 10,800 -16,000 $108 $173,600,811 8
38 Mr. Popper's Penguins Fox $109,085 -32.6% 153 -60 $713 153 -60 $713 1,450 -590 $75 $68,038,540 15
53 Monte Carlo Fox $34,988 -40.8% 34 -12 $1,029 34 -16 $1,029 307 -133 $114 $23,179,303 13
78 X-Men: First Class Fox $8,567 -50.6% 22 -14 $389 22 -14 $389 60 -38 $143 $146,405,371 17
82 Glee The 3D Concert Movie Fox $7,630 +210.7% 5 -3 $1,526 10 +2 $763 30 +8 $254 $11,860,839 7
57 The Tree of Life Fox Searchlight $31,743 -10.1% 39 -2 $814 40 -1 $794 260 +5 $122 $13,205,306 18
92 Another Earth Fox Searchlight $5,590 -23.4% 14 -3 $399 14 -6 $399 20 -120 $280 $1,303,300 10
107 Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Fox Searchlight $3,434 +130.9% 7 +2 $491 10 +5 $343 20 -24 $172 $1,346,503 11
129 Turtle: The Incredible Journey Hannover House $691 -68.3% 2 -1 $346 - - n/a - - n/a $375,087 14
49 Love Crime IFC $48,498 +11.9% 20 +3 $2,425 20 - $2,425 73 +13 $664 $227,360 4
56 The Black Power Mix Tape: 1967-1975 IFC $32,336 +178.4% 6 +4 $5,389 10 +8 $3,234 30 +21 $1,078 $76,443 3
61 Weekend (2011) IFC $27,245 - 1 - $27,245 - - n/a - - n/a $27,245 1
72 Brighton Rock IFC $14,840 +1.5% 18 +2 $824 20 - $742 70 +20 $212 $164,501 5
90 The Trip (2011) IFC $6,758 -58.7% 12 -10 $563 12 -10 $563 20 -30 $338 $2,014,922 16
102 Buck IFC $4,074 -85.6% 14 -49 $291 14 -49 $291 30 -100 $136 $4,023,123 15
112 Tabloid IFC $2,293 -74.8% 9 -7 $255 10 -10 $229 20 -30 $115 $680,468 11
80 Space Station 3-D (IMAX) IMAX $8,283 -23.2% 2 - $4,142 2 - $4,142 - -2 n/a $84,292,301 493
134 Galapagos (IMAX) IMAX $212 +11.0% 1 - $212 1 - $212 3 - $71 $17,976,136 622
35 Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame Indomina Media $160,883 +189.9% 48 +29 $3,352 50 +31 $3,218 200 +118 $804 $263,468 4
73 Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness International Film Circuit $14,121 +37.1% 10 -1 $1,412 10 -1 $1,412 30 +8 $471 $562,511 12
91 Where Soldiers Come From International Film Circuit $5,750 +640.0% 3 +2 $1,917 3 +2 $1,917 - -1 n/a $10,229 3
115 Granito: How to Nail a Dictator International Film Circuit $1,793 -58.6% 2 +1 $897 2 +1 $897 - -6 n/a $14,067 2
110 City of Life and Death Kino $2,424 +239.5% 2 - $1,212 - - n/a - - n/a $108,612 20
117 Battleship Potemkin (2011 re-issue) Kino $1,642 - 1 - $1,642 - - n/a - - n/a $50,526 27
64 The Mill and the Cross Kino Classics $21,877 +92.7% 5 +4 $4,375 - - n/a - - n/a $44,035 2
95 Marriage, Italian Style (2011 re-release) Kino Classics $4,967 - 1 - $4,967 - - n/a - - n/a $4,967 1
93 Farmageddon Kristin Marie Productions $5,325 -12.7% 5 -2 $1,065 10 - $533 10 -10 $533 $42,214 15
4 Abduction Lionsgate $10,925,253 - 3,118 - $3,504 3,800 - $2,875 48,700 - $224 $10,925,253 1
14 Warrior Lionsgate $1,119,835 -60.8% 1,411 -472 $794 1,411 -589 $794 12,300 -11,200 $91 $12,210,126 3
58 Saving Private Perez Lionsgate $31,195 -64.3% 44 -72 $709 44 -76 $709 500 -770 $62 $1,391,770 4
65 Conan the Barbarian (2011) Lionsgate $20,491 -76.7% 56 -98 $366 60 -100 $342 340 -860 $60 $21,211,016 6
83 The Devil's Double Lionsgate $7,577 -19.4% 48 +23 $158 50 +20 $152 370 +90 $20 $1,357,042 9
133 Rapt Lorber Films $372 -65.4% 1 -1 $372 - - n/a - - n/a $40,642 12
135 Film Socialisme Lorber Films $201 +310.2% 1 - $201 1 - $201 2 - $101 $33,663 16
66 Point Blank Magnolia $20,008 -43.0% 26 -11 $770 30 -10 $667 90 -40 $222 $617,060 9
76 Limelight Magnolia $9,259 - 1 - $9,259 1 - $9,259 - - n/a $9,529 1
98 The Last Circus Magnolia $4,406 -9.2% 5 -1 $881 10 - $441 10 - $441 $31,998 6
101 Happy, Happy Magnolia $4,213 -40.9% 3 -1 $1,404 - - n/a - - n/a $14,577 2
113 Magic Trip Magnolia $2,192 -68.5% 7 -3 $313 10 - $219 20 -20 $110 $138,043 8
114 Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times Magnolia $2,140 +41.1% 6 +2 $357 - - n/a - - n/a $1,055,843 15
60 Puncture Millennium Ent. $29,175 - 4 - $7,294 4 - $7,294 21 - $1,389 $29,175 1
119 Gun Hill Road Motion Film Group $1,494 -82.2% 2 -6 $747 2 -6 $747 4 -21 $374 $139,013 8
52 Mozart's Sister Music Box Films $36,730 -6.1% 22 +5 $1,670 22 +2 $1,670 60 - $612 $235,003 6
74 Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life Music Box Films $10,201 -22.1% 7 -1 $1,457 10 - $1,020 20 - $510 $116,730 4
87 Mysteries of Lisbon Music Box Films $6,952 +77.3% 4 +1 $1,738 4 +1 $1,738 7 -3 $993 $78,269 8
88 The Names of Love Music Box Films $6,883 -15.5% 10 -5 $688 10 -10 $688 28 -12 $246 $475,886 14
120 Bride Flight Music Box Films $1,335 -63.1% 5 - $267 10 - $134 10 - $134 $492,876 16
109 Life in a Day National Geographic Entertainment $2,628 -53.9% 4 -3 $657 4 -6 $657 10 - $263 $247,215 9
- The Hedgehog NeoClassics Films $45,626 -12.2% 22 +2 $2,074 - - n/a - - n/a $424,488 6
89 Caesar & Otto's Summer Camp Massacre Nocturnal Features $6,825 -40.0% 3 -2 $2,275 - - n/a - - n/a $22,820 2
5 Killer Elite Open Road Films $9,352,008 - 2,986 - $3,132 3,600 - $2,598 44,900 - $208 $9,352,008 1
100 Bellflower Oscilloscope Pictures $4,267 -44.2% 12 -1 $356 13 - $328 41 -5 $104 $149,691 8
86 Connected Paladin $7,300 -45.1% 7 +4 $1,043 10 +7 $730 20 +7 $365 $22,900 2
99 The Whale Paladin $4,314 +209.5% 1 -1 $4,314 1 -1 $4,314 5 +5 $863 $13,416 3
103 A Bird of the Air Paladin $3,819 - 1 - $3,819 1 - $3,819 6 - $637 $3,819 1
25 Captain America: The First Avenger Paramount $302,029 -46.4% 334 -206 $904 350 -210 $863 2,920 -2,130 $103 $174,792,962 10
44 Super 8 Paramount $73,350 -20.6% 117 -42 $627 120 -40 $611 990 -530 $74 $126,975,169 16
21 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Paramount (DreamWorks) $401,086 -14.5% 251 -55 $1,598 340 -60 $1,180 2,860 -420 $140 $351,902,625 13
41 Kung Fu Panda 2 Paramount (DreamWorks) $78,563 -19.4% 113 -29 $695 120 -30 $655 1,060 -240 $74 $165,230,261 18
51 Senna Producers Distribution Agency $42,228 -34.7% 31 -6 $1,362 31 -9 $1,362 100 -20 $422 $1,190,668 7
19 Shark Night 3D Relativity $466,801 -74.1% 637 -1,445 $733 680 -1,720 $686 5,390 -16,510 $87 $18,223,238 4
50 Machine Gun Preacher Relativity $45,130 - 4 - $11,283 10 - $4,513 100 - $451 $45,130 1
71 Bodyguard Reliance Big Pictures $15,308 -79.2% 17 -48 $900 20 -50 $765 141 -449 $109 $1,834,384 4
123 The Man Who Fell to Earth (35th anniversary re-issue) Rialto $1,751 +264.0% 5 +4 $350 10 +9 $175 21 +18 $83 $84,168 14
- Went The Day Well? (2011 re-release) Rialto $734 - 1 - $734 - - n/a - - n/a $40,774 19
48 Thunder Soul Roadside Attractions $51,260 - 35 - $1,465 40 - $1,282 575 - $89 $51,260 1
55 Circumstance Roadside Attractions $32,802 -32.8% 29 -2 $1,131 30 -1 $1,093 280 -80 $117 $310,251 5
75 The Future Roadside Attractions $9,310 -43.2% 27 -2 $345 30 - $310 170 -90 $55 $521,089 9
97 Project Nim Roadside Attractions $4,487 -30.9% 18 +1 $249 20 - $224 110 -30 $41 $391,555 12
- Archie's Final Project Rocket Releasing $3,657 - 1 - $3,657 - - n/a - - n/a $3,657 1
59 The Whistleblower Samuel Goldwyn $29,506 -40.1% 50 -8 $590 50 -10 $590 130 -30 $227 $1,015,925 8
- Jig Screen Media $94 -94.0% 1 - $94 1 - $94 3 -2 $31 $182,330 15
2 Moneyball Sony / Columbia $19,501,302 - 2,993 - $6,516 3,800 - $5,132 44,300 - $440 $19,501,302 1
18 The Smurfs Sony / Columbia $541,836 -56.4% 669 -750 $810 700 -800 $774 5,420 -6,880 $100 $138,353,892 9
24 Zookeeper Sony / Columbia $310,790 -16.9% 294 -54 $1,057 310 -60 $1,003 3,300 -560 $94 $79,630,112 12
34 Bad Teacher Sony / Columbia $160,977 -50.7% 232 -242 $694 232 -248 $694 2,270 -1,460 $71 $99,685,143 14
45 30 Minutes or Less Sony / Columbia $72,977 -67.2% 95 -196 $768 100 -191 $730 740 -1,700 $99 $37,053,924 7
9 Straw Dogs (2011) Sony / Screen Gems $2,051,333 -60.0% 2,408 - $852 2,500 -200 $821 29,800 -5,600 $69 $8,835,187 2
79 Attack the Block Sony / Screen Gems $8,482 -65.1% 17 -18 $499 20 -20 $424 150 -209 $57 $1,024,175 9
29 The Guard Sony Classics $249,325 -26.6% 167 -35 $1,493 170 -32 $1,467 570 -190 $437 $4,165,154 9
31 Midnight in Paris Sony Classics $222,430 -34.7% 165 -136 $1,348 170 -131 $1,308 530 -460 $420 $54,432,211 19
46 Higher Ground Sony Classics $70,134 -36.6% 64 -17 $1,096 64 -17 $1,096 232 -88 $302 $577,221 5
69 Restless (2011) Sony Classics $15,528 +0.4% 17 +12 $913 20 +15 $776 80 +50 $194 $39,509 2
96 Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest Sony Classics $4,646 -51.9% 12 -8 $387 12 -8 $387 30 -20 $155 $1,182,335 12
104 Life, Above All Sony Classics $3,760 -45.5% 16 -2 $235 20 - $188 50 -20 $75 $111,832 11
125 Incendies (U.S. only) Sony Classics $769 -47.5% 5 -1 $154 10 - $77 10 -10 $77 $2,070,068 23
77 3 (2011) Strand $8,662 -11.8% 6 +2 $1,444 - - n/a - - n/a $24,326 2
118 The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu The Film Desk $1,630 -49.5% 3 +2 $543 - - n/a - - n/a $14,539 3
136 Every Man for Himself (2010 re-issue) The Film Desk $190 - 1 - $190 - - n/a - - n/a $46,983 27
15 Colombiana TriStar $934,728 -59.9% 847 -1,086 $1,104 850 -1,150 $1,100 8,050 -13,150 $116 $35,120,171 5
85 Incendiary Truly Indie $7,308 - 1 - $7,308 - - n/a - - n/a $7,308 1
26 Cowboys & Aliens Universal $277,750 -47.7% 345 -269 $805 350 -270 $794 3,290 -2,440 $84 $99,276,266 9
39 The Change-Up Universal $105,610 -53.8% 169 -138 $625 170 -140 $621 1,470 -1,190 $72 $37,035,845 8
42 Bridesmaids Universal $78,255 -38.2% 111 -59 $705 111 -59 $705 930 -350 $84 $169,076,745 20
84 Shaolin Variance Films $7,567 -48.3% 6 -5 $1,261 10 -1 $757 10 -20 $757 $55,782 3
105 Amigo Variance Films $3,506 -55.2% 4 -2 $877 4 -6 $877 10 - $351 $132,664 6
132 The Weird World of Blowfly Variance Films $402 -61.2% 1 - $402 1 - $402 3 +2 $134 $1,721 2
30 Seven Days in Utopia Visio Entertainment $236,004 -57.6% 272 -165 $868 272 -168 $868 2,930 -1,900 $81 $4,019,819 4
3 Dolphin Tale Warner Bros. $19,152,401 - 3,507 - $5,461 5,700 - $3,360 51,600 - $371 $19,152,401 1
6 Contagion Warner Bros. $8,451,226 -41.9% 3,136 -86 $2,695 3,500 -300 $2,415 43,800 -5,500 $193 $57,007,898 3
16 Crazy, Stupid, Love. Warner Bros. $783,376 -50.0% 675 -470 $1,161 680 -465 $1,152 5,790 -5,410 $135 $82,068,926 9
22 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Warner Bros. $387,448 -44.7% 320 -281 $1,211 330 -290 $1,174 2,810 -2,620 $138 $378,824,316 11
37 Born to Be Wild (IMAX) Warner Bros. $115,783 +9.9% 49 - $2,363 50 - $2,316 380 -20 $305 $13,006,064 25
47 Hubble 3D Warner Bros. $62,979 +26.4% 26 -2 $2,422 30 - $2,099 50 - $1,260 $28,613,585 80
62 Green Lantern Warner Bros. $24,830 -54.7% 49 -54 $507 50 -60 $497 400 -550 $62 $116,593,191 15
68 Under the Sea 3D Warner Bros. $16,707 - 8 -1 $2,088 10 - $1,671 10 - $1,671 $28,447,664 137
27 Horrible Bosses Warner Bros. (New Line) $266,884 -40.1% 313 -127 $853 320 -130 $834 3,110 -1,460 $86 $116,943,655 12
33 Final Destination 5 Warner Bros. (New Line) $169,647 -19.7% 254 -48 $668 270 -40 $628 2,840 +180 $60 $42,380,557 7
17 Spy Kids: All the Time in the World Weinstein / Dimension $718,442 -54.8% 1,207 -443 $595 1,300 -600 $553 8,900 -6,300 $81 $37,026,880 6
32 Apollo 18 Weinstein / Dimension $187,526 -82.9% 339 -1,456 $553 340 -1,460 $552 2,940 -14,060 $64 $17,384,906 4
10 I Don't Know How She Does It Weinstein Company $2,002,040 -54.5% 2,490 +14 $804 2,500 - $801 29,700 -5,500 $67 $7,968,465 2
28 Our Idiot Brother Weinstein Company $252,998 -80.5% 411 -1,336 $616 411 -1,336 $616 3,330 -13,470 $76 $24,438,384 5
36 Sarah's Key Weinstein Company $132,564 -50.3% 151 -115 $878 151 -119 $878 1,590 -1,270 $83 $6,592,747 10
116 Women, Art, Revolution Zeitgeist $1,762 - 2 - $881 2 - $881 - - n/a $48,575 16
124 The Tree Zeitgeist $841 -76.0% 2 -3 $421 2 -8 $421 - -20 n/a $51,545 11
128 Bill Cunningham New York Zeitgeist $705 -39.4% 1 - $705 1 - $705 1 +1 $705 $1,500,113 28
TOTALS:$118,131,328+15.6%42,961-2,656$2,75048,477+319$2,437514,249+3,400$230 
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