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December 5-7, 2008
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Est. / Act.DiffMovie Title (click to view)StudioStudio Est. / ActualDiff% DiffTheatersEst. TotalActualWk
3 3 - Bolt Buena Vista $9,696,000 $9,796,149 $+100,149 +1.0% 3,516 $79,281,000 $79,381,422 3
- 75 - Hounddog Empire $5,500 $5,388 $-112 -2.0% 3 $128,000 $128,092 12
11 11 - Milk Focus Features $1,690,000 $1,834,914 $+144,914 +8.6% 99 $4,142,000 $4,284,465 2
4 4 - Australia Fox $7,000,000 $7,050,261 $+50,261 +0.7% 2,721 $30,869,000 $30,919,097 2
12 12 - Slumdog Millionaire Fox Searchlight $1,406,000 $1,402,176 $-3,824 -0.3% 78 $5,344,000 $5,339,510 4
- 20 - The Secret Life of Bees Fox Searchlight $208,000 $217,469 $+9,469 +4.6% 432 $36,985,000 $36,994,417 8
- 15 - Nobel Son Freestyle Releasing $371,000 $333,912 $-37,088 -10.0% 893 $371,000 $333,912 1
7 7 - Transporter 3 Lionsgate $4,500,000 $4,668,898 $+168,898 +3.8% 2,626 $25,381,000 $25,549,454 2
8 8 - Punisher: War Zone Lionsgate $4,000,000 $4,271,451 $+271,451 +6.8% 2,508 $4,000,000 $4,271,451 1
- 39 - Saw V Lionsgate $40,000 $42,029 $+2,029 +5.1% 115 $56,728,000 $56,729,973 7
- 43 - Religulous Lionsgate $31,000 $35,630 $+4,630 +14.9% 59 $12,949,000 $12,953,375 10
- 60 - Repo: The Genetic Opera Lionsgate $15,200 $13,083 $-2,117 -13.9% 11 $142,000 $140,244 5
- 32 - Igor MGM $56,000 $65,509 $+9,509 +17.0% 162 $19,318,000 $19,327,987 12
- 77 - How to Lose Friends and Alienate People MGM $5,000 $4,740 $-260 -5.2% 26 $2,768,000 $2,775,593 10
- 115 - The Other End of the Line MGM $200 $215 $+15 +7.5% 1 $115,000 $115,504 6
- 27 - Soul Men MGM (Weinstein) $131,000 $133,421 $+2,421 +1.8% 233 $11,872,000 $11,874,010 5
- 51 - Vicky Cristina Barcelona MGM (Weinstein) $27,800 $23,467 $-4,333 -15.6% 12 $22,517,000 $22,512,805 17
13 13 - The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Miramax $1,008,000 $1,031,036 $+23,036 +2.3% 678 $6,634,000 $6,657,280 5
- 26 - Happy-Go-Lucky Miramax $149,000 $141,162 $-7,838 -5.3% 202 $2,869,000 $2,861,186 9
6 6 - Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Paramount (DreamWorks) $5,100,000 $5,079,120 $-20,880 -0.4% 3,317 $165,675,000 $165,653,852 5
- 29 - Eagle Eye Paramount (DreamWorks) $110,000 $113,174 $+3,174 +2.9% 205 $100,402,000 $100,404,599 11
- 38 - The Duchess Paramount Vantage $44,000 $44,684 $+684 +1.6% 135 $13,823,000 $13,823,741 12
- 17 - Fireproof Samuel Goldwyn $225,000 $251,459 $+26,459 +11.8% 499 $32,653,000 $32,678,691 11
5 5 - Quantum of Solace Sony / Columbia $6,600,000 $6,752,390 $+152,390 +2.3% 3,423 $151,468,000 $151,620,134 4
9 9 - Cadillac Records Sony / Columbia $3,500,000 $3,445,559 $-54,441 -1.6% 687 $3,500,000 $3,445,559 1
- 16 - Rachel Getting Married Sony Classics $365,000 $285,331 $-79,669 -21.8% 170 $9,306,000 $9,226,246 10
- 23 - Synecdoche, New York Sony Classics $186,000 $163,627 $-22,373 -12.0% 115 $2,268,000 $2,244,636 7
- 25 - I've Loved You So Long Sony Classics $154,000 $144,675 $-9,325 -6.1% 51 $1,760,000 $1,750,871 7
2 2 - Twilight Summit Entertainment $13,197,000 $13,046,722 $-150,278 -1.1% 3,620 $138,552,000 $138,402,068 3
10 10 - Role Models Universal $2,622,000 $2,574,460 $-47,540 -1.8% 1,907 $61,665,000 $61,617,805 5
- 14 - Changeling Universal $501,000 $501,070 $+70 +0.0% 681 $34,683,000 $34,683,447 7
- 22 - Frost/Nixon Universal $180,000 $180,708 $+708 +0.4% 3 $180,000 $180,708 1
- 21 - The Dark Knight Warner Bros. $183,000 $187,418 $+4,418 +2.4% 269 $530,536,000 $530,540,885 21
1 1 - Four Christmases Warner Bros. (New Line) $18,180,000 $16,755,478 $-1,424,522 -7.8% 3,335 $70,843,000 $69,418,170 2
- 19 - Zack and Miri Make a Porno Weinstein Company $212,000 $226,098 $+14,098 +6.7% 275 $30,825,000 $30,839,277 6
TOTALS:$81,698,700$80,822,883$-875,817-1.1%33,067 
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* Production Budget in millions. On average, studios earn around 55 percent of the final gross.

Note: Studio Estimates are the estimated weekend grosses that each distributor makes for its own movies on Sunday mornings—based on grosses for Friday and Saturday plus a projection for Sunday. This chart view shows how accurate the studios were.



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