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Est. / Act.DiffMovie Title (click to view)StudioStudio Est. / ActualDiff% DiffTheatersEst. TotalActualWk
1 1 - Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Par. $46,210,000 $44,118,783 $-2,091,217 -4.5% 3,448 $78,645,000 $76,555,244 2
2 2 - Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows WB $31,810,000 $31,100,513 $-709,487 -2.2% 3,703 $90,564,000 $89,854,135 2
3 3 - Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Fox $20,000,000 $19,528,294 $-471,706 -2.4% 3,683 $56,940,000 $56,468,481 2
4 4 - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) Sony $19,400,000 $19,492,812 $+92,812 +0.5% 2,914 $27,776,000 $27,869,285 1
5 5 - The Adventures of Tintin Par. $16,100,000 $15,136,129 $-963,871 -6.0% 3,087 $24,107,000 $23,144,152 1
6 6 - We Bought a Zoo Fox $15,600,000 $14,604,645 $-995,355 -6.4% 3,117 $15,600,000 $15,063,131 1
7 7 - War Horse BV $15,025,000 $14,527,972 $-497,028 -3.3% 2,376 $15,025,000 $14,527,972 1
8 9 +1 The Darkest Hour Sum. $5,500,000 $5,062,479 $-437,521 -8.0% 2,324 $5,500,000 $5,062,479 1
9 8 -1 New Year's Eve WB (NL) $4,950,000 $5,191,532 $+241,532 +4.9% 2,225 $34,287,000 $34,528,727 3
10 10 - The Descendants FoxS $3,425,000 $3,271,980 $-153,020 -4.5% 753 $33,717,000 $33,563,532 6
11 11 - The Muppets BV $3,355,000 $3,269,337 $-85,663 -2.6% 1,536 $76,912,000 $76,825,862 5
12 12 - Hugo Par. $3,300,000 $3,121,614 $-178,386 -5.4% 951 $44,927,000 $44,748,883 5
12 15 +3 The Sitter Fox $3,000,000 $2,497,342 $-502,658 -16.8% 1,486 $23,488,000 $22,985,544 3
13 13 - Young Adult Par. $2,775,000 $2,666,740 $-108,260 -3.9% 987 $8,184,000 $8,076,188 3
14 14 - Arthur Christmas Sony $2,600,000 $2,509,147 $-90,853 -3.5% 1,524 $44,068,000 $43,977,149 5
15 16 +1 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Sum. $2,450,000 $2,380,941 $-69,059 -2.8% 1,603 $271,252,000 $271,182,842 6
16 18 +2 The Artist Wein. $1,402,000 $1,315,261 $-86,739 -6.2% 167 $2,900,000 $2,813,691 5
- 19 - Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Focus $1,210,000 $1,056,072 $-153,928 -12.7% 55 $2,312,000 $2,157,654 3
- 20 - My Week with Marilyn Wein. $888,000 $875,560 $-12,440 -1.4% 602 $7,307,000 $7,294,756 5
- 21 - Puss in Boots P/DW $685,000 $667,967 $-17,033 -2.5% 389 $143,935,000 $143,919,164 9
- 22 - Happy Feet Two WB $359,000 $341,199 $-17,801 -5.0% 525 $59,991,000 $59,973,841 6
- 23 - A Dangerous Method SPC $292,000 $288,904 $-3,096 -1.1% 58 $1,088,000 $1,085,131 5
- 25 - J. Edgar WB $220,000 $223,808 $+3,808 +1.7% 455 $36,132,000 $36,136,078 7
- 26 - Real Steel BV $200,000 $215,652 $+15,652 +7.8% 227 $84,026,000 $84,041,467 12
- 28 - Shame FoxS $191,000 $189,340 $-1,660 -0.9% 53 $1,598,000 $1,596,757 4
- 34 - Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close WB $137,000 $114,718 $-22,282 -16.3% 6 $137,000 $114,718 1
- - - Carnage (2011) SPC $88,200 $81,383 $-6,817 -7.7% 7 $205,900 $199,038 2
- - - In the Land of Blood and Honey FD $27,800 $25,459 $-2,341 -8.4% 3 $27,800 $25,459 1
- - - The Three Musketeers (2011) Sum. $10,000 $12,415 $+2,415 +24.2% 37 $20,360,000 $20,362,328 10
- - - 50/50 Sum. $8,000 $6,759 $-1,241 -15.5% 31 $35,008,100 $35,006,877 13
TOTALS:$201,218,000$193,894,757$-7,323,243-3.6%38,332 
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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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