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Weekly Box Office

December 12-18, 2008

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TWLWTitle (Click to view)StudioWeekly Gross% ChangeTheater Count / ChangeAverageTotal GrossBudget*Week #
1 N The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) Fox $38,476,884 - 3,560 - $10,808 $38,476,884 $80 1
2 1 Four Christmases WB (NL) $17,707,948 -19.7% 3,540 +205 $5,002 $92,409,452 $80 3
3 2 Twilight Sum. $11,139,204 -33.5% 3,649 +29 $3,053 $153,233,899 $37 4
4 3 Bolt BV $9,368,480 -20.6% 3,133 -383 $2,990 $90,753,203 $150 4
5 4 Australia Fox $6,024,361 -38.1% 2,703 -18 $2,229 $39,622,337 $130 3
6 5 Quantum of Solace Sony $5,280,820 -41.3% 2,635 -788 $2,004 $159,148,530 $200 5
7 N Nothing Like the Holidays Over. $4,619,074 - 1,671 - $2,764 $4,619,074 - 1
8 6 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa P/DW $4,066,296 -34.2% 2,768 -549 $1,469 $170,822,459 $150 6
9 11 Milk Focus $3,688,545 +45.1% 328 +229 $11,246 $8,680,883 $20 3
10 7 Transporter 3 LGF $3,361,497 -45.3% 2,541 -85 $1,323 $30,387,356 - 3
11 12 Slumdog Millionaire FoxS $3,110,504 +60.7% 169 +91 $18,405 $8,983,750 $15 5
12 10 Role Models Uni. $2,358,750 -33.5% 1,328 -579 $1,776 $64,948,590 $28 6
13 8 Punisher: War Zone LGF $2,126,635 -62.2% 2,508 - $848 $7,754,164 $35 2
14 9 Cadillac Records Sony $2,115,417 -51.1% 688 +1 $3,075 $6,439,502 $12 2
15 N Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi Yash $1,105,202 - 83 - $13,316 $1,105,202 - 1
16 13 The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Mira. $1,027,362 -29.2% 679 +1 $1,513 $8,104,959 - 6
17 22 Frost/Nixon Uni. $865,751 +249.9% 39 +36 $22,199 $1,113,210 $25 2
18 N Doubt Mira. $718,600 - 15 - $47,907 $718,600 $20 1
19 N Delgo Free $694,782 - 2,160 - $322 $694,782 $40 1
20 N Gran Torino WB $391,639 - 6 - $65,273 $391,639 $33 1
21 14 Changeling Uni. $390,585 -45.9% 393 -288 $994 $35,295,352 $55 8
22 24 The Polar Express (IMAX re-issue 2008) WB $348,977 +51.5% 26 - $13,422 $871,804 - 4
23 16 Rachel Getting Married SPC $315,252 -20.9% 151 -19 $2,088 $9,654,803 - 11
24 30 Eagle Eye P/DW $285,811 +90.4% 320 +115 $893 $100,727,380 $80 12
25 66 The Reader Wein. $244,531 +1,951.6% 8 +7 $30,566 $256,450 $32 1
26 17 Fireproof Gold. $216,625 -40.4% 346 -153 $626 $33,007,324 $0.5 12
27 19 The Secret Life of Bees FoxS $176,052 -44.6% 271 -161 $650 $37,270,658 $11 9
28 18 Zack and Miri Make a Porno Wein. $169,560 -49.2% 163 -112 $1,040 $31,116,700 $24 7
29 23 Synecdoche, New York SPC $168,426 -31.1% 97 -18 $1,736 $2,494,051 $20 8
30 25 I've Loved You So Long SPC $154,021 -26.4% 46 -5 $3,348 $1,969,383 - 8
31 21 The Dark Knight WB $148,449 -42.4% 205 -64 $724 $530,759,822 $185 22
32 20 High School Musical 3: Senior Year BV $147,484 -52.9% 260 -372 $567 $89,348,311 $11 8
33 26 Happy-Go-Lucky Mira. $129,440 -37.6% 144 -58 $899 $3,057,050 - 10
34 28 Let the Right One In (2008) Magn. $120,875 -24.5% 51 +1 $2,370 $1,177,224 - 8
35 N Che IFC $108,961 - 2 - $54,481 $108,961 - 1
36 29 Beverly Hills Chihuahua BV $102,486 -31.9% 173 -75 $592 $92,369,888 - 11
37 35 Santa Vs. the Snowman - Season 7 (IMAX) Imax $87,578 +19.5% 18 - $4,865 $267,822 - 7
38 31 A Christmas Tale IFC $86,306 -33.2% 43 -1 $2,007 $743,517 - 5
39 - The Wrestler FoxS $85,506 - 4 - $21,377 $85,506 $6 -
40 44 Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure (IMAX) NGE $84,442 +67.9% 21 - $4,021 $20,130,594 - 63
41 27 Soul Men MGM/W $66,523 -62.3% 95 -138 $700 $11,983,467 - 6
42 34 Max Payne Fox $63,705 -18.0% 121 -24 $526 $40,607,520 $35 9
43 53 Vicky Cristina Barcelona MGM/W $61,569 +74.3% 28 +16 $2,199 $22,586,222 - 18
44 33 Igor MGM $58,548 -27.8% 118 -44 $496 $19,402,114 $25 13
45 37 Burn After Reading Focus $53,478 -23.1% 57 -21 $938 $60,322,577 $37 14
46 49 RockNRolla WB $50,646 +30.0% 123 +87 $412 $5,687,324 - 10
47 43 JCVD PArch $44,783 -13.3% 20 - $2,239 $400,233 - 6
48 38 WALL-E BV $43,284 -29.9% 123 -43 $352 $223,762,336 $180 25
49 52 Magnificent Desolation (IMAX) Imax $41,692 +16.8% 5 -2 $8,338 $26,721,255 - 169
50 41 Body of Lies WB $40,684 -30.4% 37 -7 $1,100 $39,032,061 $70 10
51 42 Religulous LGF $37,151 -34.0% 42 -17 $885 $13,011,160 $2.5 11
52 46 Space Station 3-D (IMAX) Imax $36,443 -12.3% 8 - $4,555 $77,194,430 - 348
53 55 Deep Sea 3D (IMAX) WB $33,060 +3.1% 10 - $3,306 $37,099,475 - 146
54 39 Appaloosa WB (NL) $30,049 -50.5% 65 -39 $462 $20,042,063 $20 13
55 45 Fly Me to the Moon Sum. $27,692 -37.1% 12 -3 $2,308 $12,413,329 $25 18
56 76 Wendy and Lucy Osci. $27,421 +279.5% 2 - $13,711 $34,646 - 1
57 15 Nobel Son Free $26,241 -94.9% 99 -794 $265 $539,572 - 2
58 62 Were the World Mine SpkP $23,835 +59.6% 4 +1 $5,959 $79,308 - 7
59 51 City of Ember Fox $23,716 -35.5% 63 -20 $376 $7,814,232 $55 10
60 94 Pray the Devil Back to Hell Bal. $18,712 +436.3% 5 +4 $3,742 $49,362 - 6
- 60 My Name Is Bruce Imag. $18,238 +3.0% 2 +1 $9,119 $173,066 - 7
61 N Dark Streets Gold. $16,815 - 18 - $934 $16,815 - 1
62 61 Roving Mars (IMAX) BV $16,121 -7.2% 6 -1 $2,687 $9,816,732 - 151
63 67 Call + Response FTrd. $14,904 +25.3% 1 -1 $14,904 $207,624 - 10
64 54 The Haunting of Molly Hartley Free $14,253 -59.4% 16 -29 $891 $13,417,997 - 7
65 58 Dolphins and Whales: Tribes of the Ocean 3D 3D $12,703 -39.7% 10 - $1,270 $5,180,611 - 44
66 63 A Secret Strand $12,695 -8.9% 7 +1 $1,814 $549,845 - 15
67 84 Frozen River SPC $12,021 +122.6% 13 +7 $925 $2,306,336 - 20
68 57 Nights in Rodanthe WB $11,450 -54.4% 23 -22 $498 $41,577,723 - 12
69 68 Man on Wire Magn. $8,364 -27.5% 4 -1 $2,091 $2,907,238 - 21
70 65 The Secrets Mont. $8,275 -31.1% 6 +1 $1,379 $49,187 - 3
71 50 Righteous Kill Over. $7,611 -80.0% 36 -53 $211 $40,079,415 $60 14
72 N Timecrimes (Los Cronocrimenes) Magn. $7,023 - 2 - $3,512 $7,023 - 1
73 70 What Just Happened? Magn. $6,788 -35.7% 12 -5 $566 $1,090,947 - 9
74 74 Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 Kino $6,287 -23.2% 3 - $2,096 $58,637 - 4
75 87 A Girl Cut in Two IFC $5,903 +19.4% 11 -2 $537 $407,820 - 18
76 80 I Served the King of England SPC $5,368 -11.6% 3 -4 $1,789 $616,578 - 16
77 79 Stranded: I Have Come from a Plane That Crashed on the Mountains Zeit. $5,298 -24.6% 4 - $1,325 $59,709 - 8
78 108 The Matador (2008) CityL $5,079 +472.0% 2 +1 $2,540 $21,816 - 7
79 77 Ashes of Time Redux SPC $5,068 -28.4% 14 +3 $362 $166,629 - 10
80 73 Tell No One MBox $4,950 -41.8% 5 +1 $990 $6,126,737 - 24
81 78 Trouble the Water Zeit. $4,635 -34.4% 5 - $927 $486,120 - 17
82 90 How About You Strand $4,626 +10.2% 7 +6 $661 $32,868 - 5
83 82 U2 3D NGE $4,043 -31.0% 2 - $2,022 $9,646,082 - 47
84 85 Hounddog Emp. $3,869 -28.2% 2 -1 $1,935 $131,961 - 13
85 88 Ciao Reg. $3,622 -17.1% 1 - $3,622 $7,990 - 2
86 109 House (2008) RAtt. $3,586 +307.0% 11 +9 $326 $574,609 - 6
87 N Where God Left His Shoes IFC $3,447 - 1 - $3,447 $3,447 - 1
88 98 Eden (2008) LibE $2,953 -6.8% 3 +1 $984 $14,345 - 5
89 86 I Can't Think Straight Reg. $2,710 -47.4% 3 - $903 $35,108 - 4
90 91 Fear(s) of the Dark IFC $2,454 -40.3% 4 -2 $614 $77,259 - 8
91 64 Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom Logo $2,379 -82.1% 2 -3 $1,190 $532,878 - 8
92 - Monsieur Verdoux (re-issue) FDesk $2,273 - 1 - $2,273 $40,072 - 40
93 89 August Evening Maya $1,922 -55.7% 2 - $961 $73,760 - 15
94 110 The Alphabet Killer Anch. $1,732 +157.4% 2 +1 $866 $29,784 - 6
95 101 Breakfast with Scot Reg. $1,520 -35.4% 1 - $1,520 $42,331 - 10
96 96 Familiar Strangers Caval. $1,390 -57.9% 2 -2 $695 $31,059 - 5
97 99 I.O.U.S.A. RAtt. $1,307 -53.2% 1 -2 $1,307 $810,196 - 17
98 114 Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, The Mistress and the Tangerine Zeit. $1,181 +129.8% 1 - $1,181 $87,997 - 25
99 - Lola Montes (re-issue) Rialto $1,079 - 1 - $1,079 $86,565 - 10
100 92 One Day You'll Understand Kino $1,029 -71.9% 3 - $343 $85,028 - 7
101 97 Amexicano Maya $842 -73.5% 1 - $842 $8,655 - 6
102 N $9.99 Reg. $781 - 1 - $781 $781 - 1
103 112 The Flyboys DCoa. $666 +17.3% 1 - $666 $143,408 - 18
104 118 Galapagos (IMAX) Imax $626 +234.8% 1 - $626 $17,481,122 - 471
105 83 Gardens of the Night CityL $505 -91.3% 1 - $505 $11,436 - 6
106 81 Save Me FRun $476 -92.0% 1 - $476 $82,369 - 15
107 105 Lake City Scre. $307 -73.9% 1 -1 $307 $12,767 - 4
108 113 Momma's Man Kino $75 -86.8% 1 -1 $75 $95,619 - 17
TOTAL (109 MOVIES):$122,889,599+13.9%38,243+2,696$3,213 
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* Production Budget in millions. Studios get on average 55 percent of the final gross.


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