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Est. / Act.DiffMovie Title (click to view)StudioStudio Est. / ActualDiff% DiffTheatersEst. TotalActualWk
12 12 - Bedtime Stories Buena Vista $4,848,000 $4,726,059 $-121,941 -2.5% 2,619 $103,753,000 $103,631,350 4
23 23 - Milk Focus Features $764,000 $778,950 $+14,950 +2.0% 223 $20,382,000 $20,380,174 8
6 6 - Bride Wars Fox $11,750,000 $11,651,553 $-98,447 -0.8% 3,228 $37,577,000 $37,478,678 2
9 9 - Marley and Me Fox $6,325,000 $6,138,859 $-186,141 -2.9% 2,952 $132,734,000 $132,548,142 4
- 28 - The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) Fox $455,000 $458,634 $+3,634 +0.8% 311 $78,287,000 $78,291,000 6
4 4 - Notorious (2009) Fox Searchlight $21,500,000 $20,497,596 $-1,002,404 -4.7% 1,638 $21,500,000 $20,497,596 1
10 10 - Slumdog Millionaire Fox Searchlight $5,900,000 $5,849,157 $-50,843 -0.9% 582 $42,737,000 $42,686,362 10
17 19 +2 The Wrestler Fox Searchlight $1,750,000 $1,702,695 $-47,305 -2.7% 144 $5,062,000 $5,014,663 5
- 33 - Che IFC $152,000 $153,175 $+1,175 +0.8% 16 $477,000 $477,894 6
3 3 - My Bloody Valentine 3-D Lionsgate $21,900,000 $21,241,456 $-658,544 -3.0% 2,534 $21,900,000 $21,241,456 1
- 40 - The Spirit Lionsgate $60,000 $74,798 $+14,798 +24.7% 168 $19,751,000 $19,765,327 4
- 37 - Vicky Cristina Barcelona MGM (Weinstein) $82,000 $84,745 $+2,745 +3.3% 88 $22,936,000 $22,998,560 23
- 52 - Soul Men MGM (Weinstein) $24,500 $25,764 $+1,264 +5.2% 90 $12,051,000 $12,052,391 11
20 21 +1 Doubt Miramax $1,325,000 $1,231,332 $-93,668 -7.1% 725 $25,357,000 $25,263,319 6
- 59 - Wendy and Lucy Oscilloscope Pictures $9,300 $11,466 $+2,166 +23.3% 4 $156,000 $158,653 6
13 13 - Last Chance Harvey Overture Films $4,655,000 $4,299,805 $-355,195 -7.6% 1,054 $5,246,000 $4,890,722 4
11 11 - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Paramount $5,599,000 $5,576,862 $-22,138 -0.4% 2,223 $102,624,000 $102,601,599 4
5 5 - Hotel for Dogs Paramount (DreamWorks) $17,707,000 $17,012,212 $-694,788 -3.9% 3,271 $17,707,000 $17,012,212 1
- 27 - Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Paramount (DreamWorks) $543,000 $528,787 $-14,213 -2.6% 334 $178,110,000 $178,095,872 11
8 8 - Defiance Paramount Vantage $9,206,000 $8,911,827 $-294,173 -3.2% 1,789 $9,547,000 $9,252,455 3
18 17 -1 Revolutionary Road Paramount Vantage $1,744,000 $1,783,093 $+39,093 +2.2% 171 $5,694,000 $5,733,271 4
1 1 - Paul Blart: Mall Cop Sony / Columbia $33,800,000 $31,832,636 $-1,967,364 -5.8% 3,144 $33,800,000 $31,832,636 1
22 22 - Seven Pounds Sony / Columbia $1,200,000 $1,215,254 $+15,254 +1.3% 1,121 $69,157,000 $69,172,351 5
16 16 - Not Easily Broken Sony / Screen Gems $2,100,000 $1,945,080 $-154,920 -7.4% 725 $8,244,000 $8,089,061 2
- 36 - Rachel Getting Married Sony Classics $124,000 $102,683 $-21,317 -17.2% 62 $10,756,000 $10,734,305 16
- 38 - Waltz with Bashir Sony Classics $84,000 $78,607 $-5,393 -6.4% 9 $514,000 $532,125 4
- 44 - I've Loved You So Long Sony Classics $47,400 $42,490 $-4,910 -10.4% 23 $2,540,000 $2,535,311 13
- 45 - Synecdoche, New York Sony Classics $40,600 $39,737 $-863 -2.1% 33 $2,854,000 $2,853,303 13
19 18 -1 Twilight Summit Entertainment $1,743,000 $1,742,920 $-80 -0.0% 904 $184,209,000 $184,208,531 9
14 14 - Valkyrie United Artists $3,872,000 $3,802,679 $-69,321 -1.8% 2,007 $77,592,000 $77,522,785 4
7 7 - The Unborn (2009) Universal $9,849,000 $9,341,985 $-507,015 -5.1% 2,359 $33,088,000 $32,581,140 2
24 24 - The Tale of Despereaux Universal $722,000 $713,595 $-8,405 -1.2% 870 $48,881,000 $48,872,100 5
25 25 - Frost/Nixon Universal $706,000 $669,425 $-36,575 -5.2% 153 $8,665,000 $8,628,586 7
- 35 - Role Models Universal $108,000 $104,720 $-3,280 -3.0% 187 $67,146,000 $67,142,910 11
2 2 - Gran Torino Warner Bros. $22,235,000 $21,979,069 $-255,931 -1.2% 2,972 $73,232,000 $72,976,480 6
15 15 - Yes Man Warner Bros. $2,705,000 $2,597,519 $-107,481 -4.0% 1,704 $93,660,000 $93,552,413 5
26 26 - Chandni Chowk to China Warner Bros. $651,000 $629,921 $-21,079 -3.2% 130 $651,000 $629,921 1
- 32 - Four Christmases Warner Bros. (New Line) $269,000 $263,862 $-5,138 -1.9% 362 $119,595,000 $119,589,423 8
21 20 -1 The Reader Weinstein Company $1,222,000 $1,285,036 $+63,036 +5.2% 417 $7,512,000 $7,575,034 6
- 55 - Zack and Miri Make a Porno Weinstein Company $19,000 $19,366 $+366 +1.9% 50 $31,430,000 $31,430,482 12
TOTALS:$197,795,800$191,145,409$-6,650,391-3.4%41,396 
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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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