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September 7-9, 2012
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RowEst. / Act.DiffMovie Title (click to view)StudioStudio Est. / ActualDiff% DiffTheatersEst. TotalActualWk
1 - 101 - The Awakening (2012) Cohen $1,600 $2,072 $+472 +29.5% 4 $174,600 $175,088 4
2 - 34 - Step Up Revolution LG/S $153,000 $190,638 $+37,638 +24.6% 198 $34,446,000 $34,484,102 7
3 - 57 - Little White Lies MPI $28,400 $33,106 $+4,706 +16.6% 14 $125,000 $137,819 3
4 6 5 -1 ParaNorman Focus $3,830,000 $4,195,415 $+365,415 +9.5% 2,856 $45,098,000 $45,452,876 4
5 - 104 - The Day Anch. $1,200 $1,281 $+81 +6.8% 2 $20,400 $20,502 2
6 - 94 - The Ambassador Drft. $3,600 $3,773 $+173 +4.8% 8 $24,100 $24,295 2
7 4 3 -1 The Expendables 2 LGF $4,750,000 $4,951,899 $+201,899 +4.3% 3,260 $75,417,000 $75,619,038 4
8 - 79 - Wild Horse Wild Ride Scre. $11,000 $11,376 $+376 +3.4% 5 $15,900 $16,256 3
9 - 55 - Safety Not Guaranteed FD $34,000 $35,010 $+1,010 +3.0% 54 $3,876,000 $3,876,519 14
10 - 38 - Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection LGF $140,000 $143,610 $+3,610 +2.6% 167 $65,479,000 $65,483,079 11
11 - 32 - For a Good Time, Call... Focus $212,000 $215,985 $+3,985 +1.9% 56 $394,000 $450,004 2
12 - 13 - The Cold Light of Day LG/S $1,800,000 $1,831,588 $+31,588 +1.8% 1,511 $1,800,000 $1,831,588 1
13 10 9 -1 2016 Obama's America RM $3,281,000 $3,309,422 $+28,422 +0.9% 2,017 $26,088,000 $26,115,717 9
14 12 12 - Premium Rush Sony $2,300,000 $2,311,414 $+11,414 +0.5% 2,182 $16,732,000 $16,743,104 3
15 2 2 - Lawless Wein. $6,002,000 $6,007,036 $+5,036 +0.1% 3,138 $23,520,000 $23,525,455 2
16 - 20 - Brave BV $720,000 $720,572 $+572 +0.1% 959 $233,398,000 $233,397,964 12
17 11 11 - Hope Springs Sony $2,800,000 $2,800,217 $+217 +0.0% 2,437 $57,519,000 $57,519,656 5
18 7 7 - The Odd Life of Timothy Green BV $3,650,000 $3,650,158 $+158 +0.0% 2,717 $43,007,000 $43,007,208 4
19 - 17 - Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Fox $820,000 $817,491 $-2,509 -0.3% 931 $46,745,000 $46,742,100 6
20 - 16 - Ice Age: Continental Drift Fox $840,000 $834,216 $-5,784 -0.7% 763 $157,176,000 $157,173,660 9
21 5 6 +1 The Bourne Legacy Uni. $4,000,000 $3,969,330 $-30,670 -0.8% 2,766 $103,700,000 $103,628,825 5
22 - 18 - Marvel's The Avengers BV $795,000 $786,181 $-8,819 -1.1% 1,209 $621,423,000 $621,414,627 19
23 - 48 - Keep the Lights On MBox $56,300 $55,574 $-726 -1.3% 5 $56,300 $55,574 1
24 1 1 - The Possession LGF $9,500,000 $9,317,472 $-182,528 -1.9% 2,834 $33,349,000 $33,166,582 2
25 - 53 - Farewell My Queen Cohen $38,200 $37,456 $-744 -1.9% 36 $1,252,600 $1,251,736 9
26 9 10 +1 The Dark Knight Rises WB $3,285,000 $3,218,189 $-66,811 -2.0% 1,987 $437,849,000 $437,782,482 8
27 - 63 - Bullet Vanishes CL $23,000 $22,461 $-539 -2.3% 13 $91,700 $91,197 2
28 - 19 - Sparkle (2012) TriS $800,000 $780,085 $-19,915 -2.5% 873 $23,394,000 $23,374,162 4
29 - 33 - Samsara Osci. $200,000 $194,862 $-5,138 -2.6% 25 $488,000 $482,610 3
30 - 31 - Moonrise Kingdom Focus $236,000 $229,830 $-6,170 -2.6% 200 $44,635,000 $44,640,048 16
31 - 15 - Hit and Run ORF $1,107,000 $1,077,146 $-29,854 -2.7% 1,810 $12,534,000 $12,503,750 3
32 - 22 - Ted Uni. $564,000 $548,730 $-15,270 -2.7% 515 $216,873,000 $216,858,060 11
33 14 14 - Raiders of the Lost Ark (IMAX) Par. $1,725,000 $1,673,731 $-51,269 -3.0% 267 $1,725,000 $1,673,731 1
34 - 26 - Beasts of the Southern Wild FoxS $370,000 $358,952 $-11,048 -3.0% 269 $10,283,000 $10,272,091 11
35 - 81 - Chicken with Plums SPC $10,000 $9,611 $-389 -3.9% 5 $116,100 $115,692 4
36 - 30 - Branded RAtt. $251,000 $240,589 $-10,411 -4.1% 307 $251,000 $240,589 1
37 8 8 - The Campaign WB $3,530,000 $3,377,189 $-152,811 -4.3% 2,542 $79,473,000 $79,320,621 5
38 - 25 - Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted P/DW $400,000 $380,983 $-19,017 -4.8% 345 $215,259,000 $215,240,165 14
39 - 113 - Klown Drft. $600 $571 $-29 -4.8% 1 $67,600 $67,587 7
40 - 28 - The Intouchables (U.S.-only) Wein. $318,000 $302,504 $-15,496 -4.9% 194 $8,545,000 $8,569,131 16
41 - 35 - Bachelorette RTWC $191,000 $181,494 $-9,506 -5.0% 47 $191,000 $181,494 1
42 3 4 +1 The Words CBS $5,000,000 $4,750,894 $-249,106 -5.0% 2,801 $5,000,000 $4,750,894 1
43 - 69 - Detropia LF $18,400 $17,414 $-986 -5.4% 1 $18,400 $17,414 1
44 - 23 - Robot & Frank Gold. $540,000 $505,598 $-34,402 -6.4% 202 $2,049,000 $2,014,027 4
45 - 80 - Nitro Circus the Movie 3D ArcEnt $10,500 $9,756 $-744 -7.1% 22 $3,361,500 $3,360,768 5
46 - 77 - Bernie MNE $14,200 $13,130 $-1,070 -7.5% 18 $9,187,000 $9,185,908 20
47 - 62 - Hello I Must Be Going Osci. $26,800 $23,904 $-2,896 -10.8% 2 $26,800 $23,904 1
48 - 42 - To Rome with Love SPC $121,000 $107,252 $-13,748 -11.4% 97 $16,330,000 $16,316,776 12
49 - 27 - Celeste and Jesse Forever SPC $400,000 $352,037 $-47,963 -12.0% 441 $2,659,000 $2,610,511 6
50 - 41 - Searching for Sugar Man SPC $132,000 $114,455 $-17,545 -13.3% 33 $910,000 $892,596 7
51 - 29 - Sleepwalk with Me IFC $343,000 $280,359 $-62,641 -18.3% 73 $882,000 $816,307 3
52 - 106 - Little Birds MNE $1,600 $1,222 $-378 -23.6% 1 $11,800 $11,501 2
53 - 90 - For Ellen Trib. $6,100 $4,616 $-1,484 -24.3% 1 $7,300 $5,798 1
TOTALS:$65,391,500$65,009,856$-381,644-0.6%43,221 
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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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