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Weekend Wrap-Up

No Dark Shadows on Marvel's Avengers

By John Hamann

May 13, 2012

How much money did *you* make this weekend?

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Fifth is The Lucky One, but the only thing Lucky about this one is its choice of release date. The Zac Efron flick earned $4.1 million in its fourth weekend and dropped 24%. The Warner Bros. flick has a running total of $53.7 million.

Sixth and seventh go to The Pirates! Band of Misfits and The Five-Year Engagement. Pirates! earned $3.2 million and dropped 42%.
Engagement earned $3.1 million in its third weekend and dropped 38%. The two films have respective totals so far of $23.1 million and $24.4 million.

Eight spot goes to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, a film I believe we will hear more of in the weekends to come. After a successful arthouse roll out last weekend, the Fox Searchlight release expanded to 178 venues this weekend and earned $2.7 million. It had a solid venue average of $14,888, and has a running total so far of $3.7 million.




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Ninth and tenth go to Chimpanzee and new entry Girl in Progress. Chimpanzee earned $1.6 million, declined 35% and has a running total of $25.6. Girl in Progress is a limited release from Lionsgate featuring Eva Mendes. Thanks to a weak lower portion of the top ten, it was able to break in with a spot, earning $1.4 million from 322 venues.

Overall, things remain white hot thanks to The Avengers. The top 12 films at the box office this weekend pulled in $161.2 million. A year ago, Priest flopped, and Bridesmaids was just getting started. Thor repeated on top, and the top 12 took in $128.9 million. Next weekend, The Dictator opens on Wednesday, while Battleship and What To Expect When You're Expecting both open on Friday.


Top Weekend Box Office for 5/11/12-5/13/12 (Estimates)
Rank Film Distributor Estimated Gross Weekly Change Running Total
1 The Avengers $103,163,000 - 50% $373,182,000
2 Dark Shadows Warner Bros. $28,805,000 New $28,805,000
3 Think Like a Man Screen Gems (Sony) $6,300,000 - 22% $81,917,000
4 The Hunger Games Lionsgate $4,400,000 - 21% $386,901,686
5 The Lucky One Warner Bros. $4,055,000 - 24% $53,736,000
6 The Pirates! Band of Misfits Columbia Pictures (Sony) $3,200,000 - 42% $23,104,000
7 The Five-year Engagement Universal $3,095,645 - 38% $24,405,055
8 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Fox Searchlight $2,650,000 +260% $3,722,516
9 Chimpanzee Disneynature $1,624,000 - 35% $25,586,000
10 Girl In Progress Lionsgate $1,350,000 New $1,350,000
11 The Raven Rogue Pictures $1,300,000 - 51% $14,644,928
12 Safe Lionsgate $1,275,000 - 52% $15,545,255
  Also Opening/Notables
  The Road The Weinstein Company $61,200 New $61,200
  God Bless America Magnolia $30,000 New $30,000
  Where Do We Go Now? Sony Classics $16,776 New $16,776
  I Wish Magnolia $10,000 New $10,000
  Bernie Millennium $216,501 + 54% $537,051
  The Sound of My Voice FOX SEARCHLIGHT $56,500 + 4% $187,675
  Headhunters Twentieth Century Fox $90,000 +12% $265,000
  The Three Stooges Twentieth Century Fox $1,000,000 - 45% $41,075,430
  The Cabin in the Woods MGM $970,000 - 38% $39,752,447
Box office data supplied by Exhibitor Relations
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