Box Office Results – Monday 9 January 2012

Happy Monday Boys and Girls!

It’s Monday again, but don’t let that get you down. Because Derek has the latest US box office results from the weekend, direct from our friends in high places! Woohoo!

Check out the latest Box Office Stats Here, woohoo!

Which were the best performing comedies last weekend?

Wide: 1000+ Screens

5: Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked 

At number 5 in the overall US box office sits family comedy Alvin and The Chipmunks…awww. You just can’t go wrong with cute cuddly talking squirrels can you?

Number 5 at the US Box Office!

9: New Year’s Eve

Just scraping into the Top 10 is New Year’s Eve, the Warner Bros / New Line feel good comedy about….you guessed it….New Year’s Eve. Considering the movie has made itself redundant by having gone past new year’s eve already is a sign there must be something they’ve done right!

Number 9 at the US Box Office!

12: The Muppets 

Having been released for 7 weeks now, the Muppets’ US gross of close to $90 million is hugely impressive, especially when the overall budget for the picture was $45 million. Go go go Muppets, you guys rock!

Number 12 at the US Box Office!


Studio Weekend Estimates (USA)

FRI, JAN. 6 – SUN, JAN. 8

Source: http://www.boxoffice.com

WIDE RELEASE (1000+)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 The Devil Inside $34,500,000 2,285 $15,098 $34,500,000 1 Paramount
2 Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol $20,500,000 -30% 3,555 100 $5,767 $170,200,912 4 Paramount
3 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows $14,055,000 -33% 3,603 -100 $3,901 $157,415,061 4 Warner Bros.
4 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) $11,300,000 -24% 2,950 36 $3,831 $76,835,914 3 Sony / Columbia
5 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked $9,500,000 -42% 3,425 -299 $2,774 $111,588,454 4 Fox
6 War Horse $8,603,000 -40% 2,783 236 $3,091 $56,828,212 3 Disney / DreamWorks
7 We Bought a Zoo $8,450,000 -36% 3,170 7 $2,666 $56,544,109 3 Fox
8 The Adventures of Tintin $6,600,000 -42% 3,006 -81 $2,196 $61,880,275 3 Paramount
9 New Year’s Eve $3,265,000 -48% 1,864 -361 $1,752 $52,025,797 5 Warner Bros. / New Line
10 The Darkest Hour $3,140,000 -25% 2,163 -164 $1,452 $18,706,289 3 Summit
11 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 $1,500,000 -27% 1,058 -353 $1,418 $278,443,638 8 Summit
12 The Muppets $1,203,000 -55% 1,236 -305 $973 $85,405,906 7 Disney

LIMITED RELEASE (100 — 999)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy $5,767,288 431% 809 752 $7,129 $10,418,437 5 Focus
2 The Descendants $2,565,000 -24% 737 -21 $3,480 $43,941,563 8 Fox Searchlight
3 Hugo $1,550,000 -37% 843 -108 $1,839 $52,580,157 7 Paramount
4 Young Adult $1,300,000 -38% 830 -157 $1,566 $14,766,504 5 Paramount
5 The Sitter $1,165,000 -30% 758 -590 $1,537 $28,733,135 5 Fox
6 The Artist $1,136,000 -13% 172 5 $6,605 $7,113,501 7 Weinstein Company
7 My Week with Marilyn $823,000 -11% 584 -46 $1,409 $10,454,013 7 Weinstein Company
8 Puss in Boots (2011) $600,000 -20% 351 -38 $1,709 $146,609,825 11 Paramount / DreamWorks
9 Tower Heist $303,850 20% 295 42 $1,030 $77,198,420 10 Universal
10 Footloose (2011) $75,000 -16% 131 -51 $573 $51,781,504 13 Paramount

PLATFORM RELEASE (1 — 99)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 A Dangerous Method $310,229 3% 64 3 $4,847 $2,107,127 7 Sony Pictures Classics
2 Shame $210,000 5% 45 -10 $4,667 $2,366,610 6 Fox Searchlight
3 The Iron Lady $172,100 -22% 5 1 $34,420 $516,395 2 Weinstein Company
4 Carnage (2011) $115,834 24% 15 3 $7,722 $537,021 4 Sony Pictures Classics
5 Pariah (2011) $111,573 130% 11 7 $10,143 $235,012 2 Focus
6 A Separation $96,618 62% 6 3 $16,103 $202,026 2 Sony Pictures Classics
7 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close $96,000 -13% 6 0 $16,000 $495,544 3 Warner Bros.
8 Pina $81,000 13% 3 0 $27,000 $382,041 3 IFC Films
9 In the Land of Blood and Honey $31,812 236% 7 5 $4,545 $90,204 3 FilmDistrict
10 Norwegian Wood $13,000 3 $4,333 $13,000 1 Red Flag Releasing
11 Once Upon A Time In Anatolia $11,129 1 $11,129 $11,129 1 Cinema Guild
12 Like Crazy $7,000 -27% 15 -15 $467 $3,387,772 11 Paramount Vantage

That’s it for now!

I’m hoping to add UK Box Office figures as well soon, but these numbers won’t be available until later…I’ll keep you posted! 🙂

Hugs and Kisses, and Happy Monday!

Derek x

derek@ineligibleforgreatness.com

Happy Monday From A Cute Kitty

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