Update: Click here to see the final actual numbers for the weekend. Also, the weekend chart included at the bottom of this post has been updated with the studio actuals.
Original article follows below.
Four new releases failed to put much of a dent in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. The film fell just 46.6% in its second weekend (a respectable decline for a blockbuster), grossing an estimated $62 million from 3,728 theaters. The four new releases were led by the disappointing Green Zone (est. $14.535M) and followed by She’s Out of My League (est. $9.6M), Remember Me (est. $8.3M) and Our Family Wedding ( est. $7.6M). Alice in Wonderland out-grossed the combined weekend box office of those four new releases by nearly $22M ($62M vs. $40.035M).
Rounding out the top 5 was Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island which finished in fifth place and ahead of Our Family Wedding with an estimated $8.14M, pushing its 24-day domestic cume to a respectable $108.008 million. The bottom five was anchored by Avatar with an estimated $6.6M. Despite shedding another 445 theaters — the film is now playing in just 1,718 theaters — Avatar only declined by 18.7% this weekend. Total domestic cume for the film now stands at $730.344 million. Head on over the jump for the weekend chart.
Weekend Chart for March 12 – March 14, 2010: [Update: Chart updated with final actual numbers–click here to see the updated weekend article which includes the final actual data]
|MOVIE TITLE||WEEKEND GROSS||% CHANGE||THEATERS||CHANGE||TOTAL GROSS|
|1||Alice in Wonderland||$62,714,076||-46.0%||3,728||-||$209,339,432|
|3||She’s Out of My League||$9,775,278||NEW||2,956||-||$9,775,278|
|6||Our Family Wedding||$7,629,862||NEW
Sources: Box Office Mojo