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Thursday Box Office (March 11, 2010)

Alice in Wonderland was basically flat on its first Thursday, down 1/10 of a percent to $6.767 million and pushing its 7-day domestic cume to $146.625 million. The Tim Burton-directed film will cross $150M sometime today and will be at around $197-205 million by the end of the weekend.

With regards to the other films, Shutter Island crept back up above $1M, grossing $1.034 million yesterday and putting it just shy of $100M domestic ($99.867M cume).  Meanwhile, Avatar increased about 6% from Wednesday ($789,785 / $723.744M cume) to take third place from Brooklyn’s Finest which fell to fourth place with $786,771 ($17.061M cume). Cop Out rounded out the top five with $652,271 ($35.213M cume).  Head on over the jump for the daily chart.

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Wednesday Box Office (March 10, 2010)

Alice in Wonderland had another solid weekday yesterday, grossing $6.773 million and pushing its 6-day domestic cume to $139.858 million.  Shutter Island remained in second place, but fell below $1M for the first time, grossing $970,211 on its 20th day of release ($98.833M domestic cume). Brooklyn’s Finest followed in third place with $810,782 ($16.274M domestic cume).

Rounding out the top five were Avatar in fourth place with $747,131 ($722.954M domestic cume) and Cop Out in fifth place with $633,120 ($34.56M domestic cume).  Head on over the jump for the daily chart.

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Tuesday Box Office (March 9, 2010)

Alice in Wonderland grossed $7.976 million on Tuesday, down a little less than 12% from Monday and pushing its 5-day tally to $133.086 million.  Shutter Island jumped back to 2nd place with $1.102M ($97.863M cume), while Brooklyn’s Finest fell to third with $1.037M ($15.464M cume).

Avatar spent another day in the top 5 with a fourth place showing of $781,694 ($722.207M cume) and Cop Out rounded out the top five in fifth with $751,287 ($33.927M cume). Head on over the jump for the daily chart.

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Weekend Box Office Numbers (March 5-7, 2010): Alice in Wonderland opens to massive $116.1M

Update: Click here for the final actual weekend numbers.

Original article follows below.

Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland opened to an estimated $116 million, the biggest opening ever for Burton (crushing the $68.533M opening of 2001’s “Planet of the Apes”) and the best-ever opening debut for a 3D film (eclipsing the $77.025M for Avatar). Buoyed by 3D and IMAX, Alice in Wonderland opened on Friday to an estimated $41M and grew 8.1% to $44.325M on Saturday.  Disney is projecting a 30.1% decline on Sunday to $30.975M.  That translates to a per screen theater average of $31,196.

The 3-day tally is enough to put the film ahead of Valentine’s Day ($106.42M) as the highest-grossing film of 2010. 3D and IMAX was clearly a factor in ‘Alice‘s huge opening, as the film grossed a record $11.9M from just 188 IMAX venues (an incredible $63,197 per site) and 3D (2,063 of the 3,728 theaters were 3D) contributed a record estimated $76M.

Worldwide receipts were also strong, an estimated $94M from 5,600 sites in 40 territories (for a per-screen average of $16,786) putting its opening weekend worldwide cume at an estimated $210.3 million. Head on over the jump for more analysis and the weekend chart.

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Box Office Numbers (Friday, March 5, 2010): Alice in Wonderland debuts to huge $40.8 million Friday

Update: Alice in Wonderland grossed $40.805 million on Friday.  I’ve updated the daily chart — viewable after the jump — with Friday’s actual numbers.

Original article follows below.

The Tim Burton-directed / Johnny Depp-starring Alice in Wonderland got off to a huge start on Friday, pulling in an estimated $41 million.  The film looks to be on pace for a $110-$120 million opening week (Tim Burton’s biggest ever). Playing in 3,728 theaters (2,063 3D / 188 IMAX 3D), Alice in Wonderland will become the biggest 3D opener ever (not to mention the biggest March opening ever–crushing the $70.885M set by 2007’s 300).  For historical perspective, the previous best 3D opening — Avatar — had an opening day of $26.752M and a 3-day of  $77.025M from 3,452 total theaters (2,038 3D / 178 IMAX 3D).

The only other new release this weekend was the Antoine Fuqua-directed R-action film Brookyln’s Finest.  The Friday studio estimate for the film is $4.725M for an estimated $12-$15M opening weekend.  So how badly did Avatar get affected by AiW‘s release?  It held up fairly well actually.  It drew a very respectable estimated $1.975M on Friday for what’s looking like a $7-$9M 12th weekend.  Avatar could well be at a $720M domestic cume by the end of the weekend. Head on over the jump for the daily chart.

Continue reading Box Office Numbers (Friday, March 5, 2010): Alice in Wonderland debuts to huge $40.8 million Friday