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Weekend Wrap-Up for July 9-11, 2010

Despicable Me Is Huge

By John Hamann

July 11, 2010

I want to read to her and I don't even know her.

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Ninth goes to The A-Team, as the Fox product just wants the misery to end. This weekend, the $110 million A-Team earned $1.8 million and was off 44%. This is another big picture that needs big business overseas if it hopes to stay in the black. Predators may have worked for the studio, but Knight and Day and The A-Team are knocking the studio down this summer.

Finally in tenth is Cyrus, the art house comedy starring big names like Jonah Hill, John C. Reilly, Marisa Tomei and the lovely Catherine Keener. Now out to 200 venues, Cyrus earned $1.4 million, and was up from last weekend by 78% when it was playing in only 77 venues. Cyrus, with its $7 million production budget, has now earned $3.5 million.




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With a remarkable six films earning more than $15 million this weekend, we end up with a very lucrative frame compared to last year, especially since Despicable Me and Predators brought in about $40 million more than tracking indicated. This year's top 12 comes in at $192.6 million, putting it well ahead of last year, when Bruno disappointed. Last year's top 12 earned $155.4 million, which means that 2010 wins by 24%.

Next weekend throws us a serious curveball, as Inception opens (and The Sorcerer's Apprentice, but who cares about that one?). Inception has been called a masterpiece, but looks way too thought-provoking for traditional summer audiences. It comes from the great Chris Nolan, who gave us the biggest opener ever in The Dark Knight. Let's see if Inception becomes one of those great films that doesn't do great business.


Top Weekend Box Office for 7/9/10-7/11/10 (Actuals)
Rank Film Distributor Estimated Gross Actual Gross Weekly Change Running Total
1 Despicable Me Universal Pictures $60,117,420 $56,397,125 New $56,397,125
2 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Summit Entertainment $33,350,000 $31,708,438 - 51.1% $235,370,815
3 Predators 20th Century Fox $25,300,000 $24,760,882 New $24,760,882
4 Toy Story 3 Walt Disney Pictures $22,021,000 $21,015,958 - 30.6% $339,240,857
5 The Last Airbender Paramount Pictures $17,150,000 $16,635,471 - 58.7% $99,712,757
6 Grown Ups Columbia Pictures (Sony) $16,400,000 $15,806,738 - 17.0% $110,721,531
7 Knight and Day 20th Century Fox $7,850,000 $7,719,251 - 26.1% $61,808,110
8 The Karate Kid Columbia Pictures (Sony) $5,700,000 $5,365,636 - 32.9% $164,301,124
9 The A-Team 20th Century Fox $1,800,000 $1,752,421 - 45.1% $73,923,594
10 Cyrus Fox Searchlight Pictures $1,375,000 $1,280,470 + 65.3% $3,426,545
11 The Girl Who Played With Fire Music Box $875,000 $751,524 New $751,524
12 Get Him to The Greek Universal $707,200 $711,625 - 42.3% $59,424,055
  Also Opening/Notables
  The Kids Are All Right Focus Features $504,888 $491,971 New $491,971
  Grease Sing-a-long Paramount $65,000 $60,759 New $95,769
  Winnebago Man Kino N/A $16,469 New $16,469
  [rec] 2 Magnolia N/A $8,191 New $8,191
  Around a Small Mountain Cinema Guild N/A $5,326 New $5,326
  I Am Love Magnolia $58,587 $503,008 -5% $2,003,059
  Winter's Bone Roadside Attractions $506,900 $456,495 +6% $2,512,455
Click here for all weekend data
Box office data supplied by Exhibitor Relations
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