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Weekend Box Office: Alice stays strong ($62.7M); Disappointing debuts for Green Zone ($14.3M) and other new releases

Based on the final actual studio numbers, Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland increased slightly from the studio estimates, grossing  $62.714 million from 3,728 theaters (a decline of just 46% from the weekend prior, a solid number for a blockbuster film). The four new releases were led by the disappointing Green Zone, which finished with a very weak $14.309 million, and followed by She’s Out of My League (#3 / $9.775M), Remember Me (#5 / $8.089M) and Our Family Wedding (#6 / $7.63M). Alice in Wonderland out-grossed the combined weekend box office of those four new releases by nearly $23M ($62.714M vs. $39.804M).  Even more impressive, the film out-grossed the combined weekend box office of films in the #2-#8 spots by nearly $4M (62.714M vs. $58.946M).

Rounding out the top 5 was Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island which finished in fourth place and ahead of both Remember Me and Our Family Wedding, with $8.144M, pushing its 24-day domestic cume to a respectable $108.012 million. Avatar finished in seventh place for the weekend (its first time outside the top five), but still managed a very respectable $6.526M. Despite shedding another 445 theaters — the film is now playing in just 1,718 theaters — Avatar only declined by only 19.6% this weekend. Total domestic cume for the film now stands at $730.270 million. Head on over the jump for the weekend chart.

Weekend Chart for March 12 – March 14, 2010:

MOVIE TITLE WEEKEND GROSS % CHANGE THEATERS CHANGE TOTAL GROSS
1 Alice in Wonderland $62,714,076 -46.0% 3,728 - $209,339,432
2 Green Zone $14,309,295 NEW 3,003 - $14,309,295
3 She’s Out of My League $9,775,278 NEW 2,956 - $9,775,278
4 Shutter Island $8,144,133 -38.5% 3,356 +178 $8,144,133
5 Remember Me $8,089,139 NEW
2,212 -
$8,089,139
6 Our Family Wedding $7,629,862 NEW
1,605 - $7,629,862
7 Avatar $6,526,421 -19.6%
1,718 -445 $730,270,443
8 Brooklyn’s Finest $4,471,932 -66.5%
1,939 +3 $21,533,404
9 Cop Out $4,268,068 -54.1%
2,882 -268 $39,480,734
10 The Crazies $3,680,940 -48.0%
2,359 -120 $33,389,308

Sources: Box Office Mojo

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