Weekend Box Office

Not that I’m particularly interested in this weekends box office grosses but I have to say I’ve been very surprised at how much movies have been making recently. Last week the top four were up in the 20-30 million range and again, this week the top five are all about 15 million. That’s huge! According to Variety.com, this weekends grosses are up 31% from last years and seeing that it is MLK jr weekend, studious will probably have a nice surprise on Monday too.

Here are the grosses from this weekend from Variety.com:

Jan. 16 – Jan. 18
Title Engagements Estimated
Box Office
1. Paul Blart: Mall Cop (Sony) 3,144 $33,800,000
2. Gran Torino (Warner Bros.) 2,972 $22,235,000
3. My Bloody Valentine 3-D (Lionsgate) 2,534 $21,900,000
4. Notorious (20th Century Fox) 1,638 $21,500,000
5. Hotel for Dogs (Paramount) 3,271 $17,707,000
6. Bride Wars (20th Century Fox) 3,228 $11,750,000
7. The Unborn (Universal) 2,359 $9,848,825
8. Defiance (Paramount Vantage) 1,789 $9,206,000
9. Marley & Me (20th Century Fox) 2,952 $6,325,000
10. Slumdog Millionaire (Fox Searchlight) 582 $5,900,000
in millions of dollars

Full list available Monday afternoon at www.variety.com/boxoffice

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