The ComingSoon.net Box Office Report has been updated with studio estimates for the weekend. Click here for the full box office estimates of the top 12 films and then check back on Monday for the final figures based on actual box office.
Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland easily topped the domestic box office for a third straight weekend, earning an estimated $34.5 million to bring its total to $265.8 million. The film also topped the overseas box office a third time with $47 million, bringing its total to $300 million. Made for $200 million, the Walt Disney Pictures release has reached $565.8 million worldwide. Playing in 3D, 2D and IMAX theaters, the film stars Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Crispin Glover, Matt Lucas, Mia Wasikowska, Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen, Timothy Spall, Christopher Lee, Paul Whitehouse and Barbara Windsor.
20th Century Fox’s adaptation of Jeff Kinney’s best-selling illustrated novel Diary of a Wimpy Kid opened in second place to $21.8 million from 3,077 theaters, an average of $7,085 per site. Directed by Thor Freudenthal, the $15 million family comedy stars Zachary Gordon, Chloe Moretz, Steve Zahn, Rachael Harris, Robert Capron, Devon Bostick and Grayson Russell.
Following close in third was Columbia Pictures’ The Bounty Hunter, starring Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler. The action-comedy earned $21 million from 3,074 theaters. Averaging $6,831 per theater, the film was made for about $40 million.
Universal Pictures’ Repo Men bombed out of the gate in fourth place, collecting just $6.2 million from 2,521 locations. Produced for $32 million, the futuristic action-thriller stars Jude Law, Forest Whitaker, Liev Schreiber, RZA, Alice Braga and Carice van Houten.
Rounding out the top five was DreamWorks’ She’s Out of My League, which dropped a reasonable 38.5% in ticket sales and added $6 million its second weekend for a total of $19.95 million, slightly below its production costs of $20 million.
Universal’s Green Zone suffered a drop of 58.3% its second weekend in sixth place. Directed by Paul Greengrass, the Matt Damon-starrer has earned just $24.7 million compared to its budget of $100 million.
In seventh place, Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island made $4.8 million to bring the psychological thriller’s total to $115.8 million. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, the film cost about $80 million to make.
In its 14th weekend in theaters, James Cameron’s Avatar earned another $4 million to push its domestic total to $736.9 million. Internationally, the film added $13 million to take its foreign sum to $1.937 billion. Worldwide, the #1 film of all time has reached $2.673 billion!
There were also some notable limited releases. Apparition opened The Runaways in 244 theaters where it earned $803,000, an average of $3,291 per site, and Warner Bros.’ Hubble 3D debuted in 39 IMAX theaters in which it collected $453,000, an average of $11,615. The film that impressed the most out of the limited releases was Noah Baumbach’s Greenberg, starring Ben Stiller, which earned $120,432 from just three theaters – that’s an average of $40,144 per location. Also, Anchor Bay released City Island in two theaters in which it made $35,000.
Click here for the full box office results of the top 12 films.