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December 19-21, 2008
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RowEst. / Act.DiffMovie Title (click to view)StudioStudio Est. / ActualDiff% DiffTheatersEst. TotalActualWk
1 12 12 - Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa P/DW $1,510,000 $1,569,610 $+59,610 +3.9% 2,007 $172,332,000 $172,392,069 7
2 10 10 - Quantum of Solace Sony $2,150,000 $2,051,882 $-98,118 -4.6% 1,874 $161,300,000 $161,200,412 6
3 6 6 - Twilight Sum. $5,227,000 $5,189,319 $-37,681 -0.7% 2,991 $158,461,000 $158,423,218 5
4 - 27 - Eagle Eye P/DW $122,000 $129,410 $+7,410 +6.1% 254 $100,849,000 $100,856,790 13
5 5 5 - Four Christmases WB (NL) $7,745,000 $7,701,375 $-43,625 -0.6% 3,515 $100,154,000 $100,110,827 4
6 7 7 - Bolt BV $4,256,000 $4,146,856 $-109,144 -2.6% 2,968 $95,009,000 $94,900,059 5
7 17 16 -1 Role Models Uni. $584,000 $645,395 $+61,395 +10.5% 792 $65,532,000 $65,593,985 7
8 4 4 - The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) Fox $10,150,000 $9,890,105 $-259,895 -2.6% 3,560 $48,627,000 $48,366,989 2
9 9 9 - Australia Fox $2,325,000 $2,174,188 $-150,812 -6.5% 2,212 $41,947,000 $41,796,525 4
10 - 28 - Changeling Uni. $102,000 $101,905 $-95 -0.1% 229 $35,397,000 $35,397,257 9
11 - 42 - Zack and Miri Make a Porno Wein. $32,000 $36,307 $+4,307 +13.5% 87 $31,149,000 $31,153,007 8
12 16 14 -2 Transporter 3 LGF $650,000 $682,033 $+32,033 +4.9% 1,007 $31,037,000 $31,069,389 4
13 - 31 - Vicky Cristina Barcelona MGM/W $71,000 $72,723 $+1,723 +2.4% 162 $22,657,000 $22,658,945 19
14 - 48 - Igor MGM $19,000 $18,382 $-618 -3.3% 82 $19,421,000 $19,420,496 14
15 1 1 - Yes Man WB $18,160,000 $18,262,471 $+102,471 +0.6% 3,434 $18,160,000 $18,262,471 1
16 2 2 - Seven Pounds Sony $16,000,000 $14,851,136 $-1,148,864 -7.2% 2,758 $16,000,000 $14,851,136 1
17 8 8 - Slumdog Millionaire FoxS $3,150,000 $3,053,760 $-96,240 -3.1% 589 $12,134,000 $12,037,510 6
18 - 52 - Soul Men MGM/W $15,000 $14,756 $-244 -1.6% 95 $11,998,000 $11,998,223 7
19 3 3 - The Tale of Despereaux Uni. $10,507,000 $10,103,675 $-403,325 -3.8% 3,104 $10,507,000 $10,103,675 1
20 11 11 - Milk Focus $1,641,000 $1,729,156 $+88,156 +5.4% 356 $10,322,000 $10,410,039 4
21 - 26 - Rachel Getting Married SPC $135,000 $130,230 $-4,770 -3.5% 115 $9,790,000 $9,785,033 12
22 - 21 - The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Mira. $285,000 $274,481 $-10,519 -3.7% 403 $8,390,000 $8,379,440 7
23 - 25 - Punisher: War Zone LGF $170,000 $193,995 $+23,995 +14.1% 385 $7,924,000 $7,948,159 3
24 15 17 +2 Cadillac Records Sony $650,000 $606,748 $-43,252 -6.7% 701 $7,090,000 $7,046,250 3
25 13 13 - Nothing Like the Holidays Over. $1,319,000 $1,305,439 $-13,561 -1.0% 1,671 $5,940,000 $5,924,513 2
26 - 40 - Happy-Go-Lucky Mira. $48,000 $44,621 $-3,379 -7.0% 84 $3,105,000 $3,101,671 11
27 - 36 - Synecdoche, New York SPC $59,500 $53,622 $-5,878 -9.9% 56 $2,545,000 $2,547,673 9
28 - 30 - I've Loved You So Long SPC $78,500 $83,284 $+4,784 +6.1% 52 $2,048,000 $2,052,667 9
29 19 19 - Frost/Nixon Uni. $365,000 $378,052 $+13,052 +3.6% 39 $1,478,000 $1,491,262 3
30 14 15 +1 Doubt Mira. $729,000 $680,948 $-48,052 -6.6% 39 $1,448,000 $1,399,548 2
31 18 18 - Gran Torino WB $468,000 $468,221 $+221 +0.0% 19 $859,000 $859,860 2
32 - 29 - The Reader Wein. $100,000 $92,790 $-7,210 -7.2% 8 $357,000 $349,240 2
33 - 24 - The Wrestler FoxS $209,000 $202,714 $-6,286 -3.0% 4 $295,000 $288,220 1
34 - 51 - Wendy and Lucy Osci. $16,300 $16,004 $-296 -1.8% 6 $50,900 $50,650 2
TOTALS:$89,048,300$86,955,593$-2,092,707-2.4%35,658 
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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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