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Box Office Numbers for Thursday, February 25, 2010

Shutter Island grossed $2.688 million on Thursday, pushing its domestic cume to a solid $52.876 million through 7 days of release. Meanwhile, Avatar — Now in its 70th day of release — grossed $1.203 million which puts its domestic cume within $7.1 million of $700 million ($692.905 million), which it will pass either on Saturday or Sunday. Valentine’s Day held onto third place with $974,046 ($90.853 million cume).  The romantic comedy will pass the $100 million mark sometime early next week. Head on over the jump to see the complete daily chart.

Continue reading Box Office Numbers for Thursday, February 25, 2010

Wednesday Box Office (February 24, 2010)

Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island broke the $50 million mark on Wednesday, its 6th day in release, with a solid $2.638 million ($50.188M domestic cume).  Avatar was second with $1.202 million ($691.702M domestic cume), while Valentine’s Day was third with $946,393 ($89.879M domestic cume).  Avatar remains on track to break $700 million sometime this weekend (either on Saturday or Sunday). Head on over the jump for the daily chart.

Continue reading Wednesday Box Office (February 24, 2010)

Tuesday Box Office (Feb. 16, 2010) + Avatar passes $200M worldwide in IMAX theaters

Shutter Island remained in first place on Tuesday with a solid $3.149 million ($47.55 million domestic cume), holding ahead of Avatar in second place ($1.263 million / $690.5 million domestic cume) and Valentine’s Day ($1.067 million / $88.933 million domestic cume) in third place.

In other news, Avatar passed $200 million worldwide in IMAX theaters.  The film’s overall worldwide cume now stands at $2.465 billion. Head on over the jump to see the daily chart.

Continue reading Tuesday Box Office (Feb. 16, 2010) + Avatar passes $200M worldwide in IMAX theaters

Monday Box Office (Feb. 22, 2010): Shutter Island 1st ($3.3M), but Avatar ($1.3M) overtakes Valentine’s Day ($0.9M) for 2nd

Shutter Island held onto to the top spot on Monday with a gross of $3.338 million ($44.4 million cume).  Meanwhile, James Cameron’s Avatar overtook Valentine’s Day for second place with $1.275 million ($689.237 million cume).  Avatar has stayed in the top five every day since release; that’s 67 consecutive days in the top five (lowest placement is 4th). 

Valentine’s Day was third with $938,294 ($87.866 million cume).  Head on over the jump to see the daily chart.

Continue reading Monday Box Office (Feb. 22, 2010): Shutter Island 1st ($3.3M), but Avatar ($1.3M) overtakes Valentine’s Day ($0.9M) for 2nd

Weekend Box Office Numbers (Feb. 19-21, 2010): Shutter Island $41.1M; Big drop for Valentine’s Day ($16.7M), Avatar a close 3rd ($16.2M)

Shutter Island provided star Leonardo DiCaprio and director Martin Scorsese with new personal bests (both together and separate) with a very solid $41.062 million from 2,991 theaters. The film opened to $14.058M on Friday, $16.3M on Saturday and dropped a better than expected 34.3% on Sunday to $10.704 million.

Last week’s #1 Valentine’s Day dropped a steep 70.4% to $16.665 million from 3,665 theaters ($86.927 million cume), while Avatar moved up a spot from last week to third place with an impressive $16.241 million, down just 31.2% from last weekend. Domestic cume for Avatar now stands at $687.962 million. The film will pass $700 million domestically before the end of next weekend. Worldwide cume for Avatar is now at $2.463 billion.

Last week’s other two openers experienced different results. Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief had a standard 2nd week drop of 51.2% to $15.254 million ($58.715 million cume), while The Wolfman took a big hit, down 68.6% to $9.895 million ($50.364 million cume). Head on over the jump for the weekend chart.

Continue reading Weekend Box Office Numbers (Feb. 19-21, 2010): Shutter Island $41.1M; Big drop for Valentine’s Day ($16.7M), Avatar a close 3rd ($16.2M)

Weekend Box Office Estimates (Feb. 19-21, 2010): Shutter Island debuts to strong $40.2M; Valentine’s Day drops to $17.2M, Avatar up to 3rd ($16.1M)

UPDATE: CLICK HERE FOR FINAL WEEKEND NUMBERS

Original article follows below

Shutter Island provided star Leonardo DiCaprio and director Martin Scorsese with new personal bests (both together and separate) with a very solid estimated $40.2 million from 2,991 theaters.  The film opened to an estimated $14.13M on Friday, an estimated $16.3M on Saturday and is projected to have a 40.1% slide on Sunday to $9.77 million.

Last week’s #1 Valentine’s Day dropped a steep 69.5% to an estimated $17.16 million from 3,665 theaters ($87.422 million cume), while Avatar moved up a spot from last week to third place with an estimated $16.1 million, down just 31.8% from last weekend.  Domestic cume for Avatar now stands at $687.821 million.  The film will pass $700 million domestically before the end of next weekend.  Worldwide cume for Avatar is now at $2.463 billion.

Last week’s other two openers experienced different results. Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief had a standard 2nd week drop of 51% to an estimated $15.3 million (est. $58.76 million cume), while The Wolfman took a big hit, down 68.7% to an estimated $9.846 million (est. $50.315 million cume). Head on over the jump for the weekend chart.

Continue reading Weekend Box Office Estimates (Feb. 19-21, 2010): Shutter Island debuts to strong $40.2M; Valentine’s Day drops to $17.2M, Avatar up to 3rd ($16.1M)

Box Office Numbers for Friday, February 19, 2010: Shutter Island opens to strong $14.1M

Update: Head over the jump for an updated chart with the final numbers.

Original article follows below.

Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island opened to an impressive $14.1 million on Friday, the director’s — and lead star Leonardo DiCaprio — strongest opening ever (ahead of the $8.69 million opening for the 2006 Oscar winner The Departed).  Shutter Island is expected to win the weekend with $37-42 million, which would give both Scorsese and DiCaprio their best opening weekend ever ( prior best is The Departed’s $26.887 million).

Last week’s #1 Valentine’s Day dropped 61% day-on-day for an estimated 2nd place $5.68 million (est. $75.942M cume).  Meanwhile, the battle for third place this weekend was very close with Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief (est. $3.975M / est. $47.435M cume) just edging out Avatar (est. $3.9M / est. $675.621M cume). Head on over the jump for the daily chart.

Continue reading Box Office Numbers for Friday, February 19, 2010: Shutter Island opens to strong $14.1M

Box Office Numbers for Thursday, February 18, 2010

Valentine’s Day pushed its domestic cume to $70.262 million with a $2.214 million Thursday.  Finishing in second place for the day was Avatar ($1.785 million / $671.721 million cume), which again managed to outgross recent openers The Wolfman ($1.482 million) and Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief ($1.439 million / $43.46 million cume). Head on over the jump to see the complete daily chart.

Continue reading Box Office Numbers for Thursday, February 18, 2010

Wednesday Box Office (February 17, 2010): Valentine’s Day 1st ($2.2M); Avatar ($1.7M) Pulls Ahead of Wolfman ($1.6M) & Percy Jackson ($1.5M)

Valentine’s Day remained in first place on Wednesday with $2.226 million ($68.048 million cume), but the bigger news came courtesy Avatar which pulled into second place with $1.711 million, down just 7.5% from the week prior.  The domestic cume for Avatar now stands at $669.936 million with its worldwide tally at $2.389 billion.

Finishing in third place for the day was The Wolfman with $1.563 million ($38.986 million cume), pulling ahead of Percy Jackson & The Lighntning Thief which fell from second to fourth place with $1.453 million ($42.022 million cume).  Head on over the jump for the daily chart.

Continue reading Wednesday Box Office (February 17, 2010): Valentine’s Day 1st ($2.2M); Avatar ($1.7M) Pulls Ahead of Wolfman ($1.6M) & Percy Jackson ($1.5M)

Tuesday Box Office (Feb. 16, 2010): Valentine’s Day Stays Ahead ($2.69M), Battle for 2nd with Percy Jackson ($1.91M), The Wolfman ($1.87M) and Avatar ($1.84M)

Valentine’s Day was able to hold onto first place yesterday with $2.686 million ($65.821 million domestic cume), but the competition was close, with second place going to Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief with a $1.907 million ($40.569 million domestic cume).

‘Percy Jackson’ narrowly beat out The Wolfman ($1.869 million / $37.424 million domestic cume) while Avatar continues to do incredible box office business and stayed a strong fourth with $1.836 million ($668.225 million domestic cume).  Head on over the jump to see the daily chart.

Continue reading Tuesday Box Office (Feb. 16, 2010): Valentine’s Day Stays Ahead ($2.69M), Battle for 2nd with Percy Jackson ($1.91M), The Wolfman ($1.87M) and Avatar ($1.84M)

Weekend Box Office (Feb. 12-14 + Feb. 15, 2010): Valentine’s Day ($63.1M) Breaks Presidents Day Record, Percy Jackson ($38.7M) and The Wolfman ($35.6M) Both Solid

Valentine’s Day grossed $63.135 million — well beyond Ghost Rider‘s $52.023 million — to become the top Presidents Day weekend debut ever. The film grossed $56.261 million over the 3-day frame and added $6.875 million on Presidents Day.

Business was also booming for second and third place finishers Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief ($38.662M 4-day / $31.479M 3-day) and The Wolfman ($35.555M 4-day / $31.236M 3-day), helping to push total business to near $250 million, up more than 10% over last year which was the previous Presidents Day weekend record.

Meanwhile  Avatar — which last week fell from first place for the first time since release — dropped to fourth place this weekend, but remained very competitive, grossing $23.612 million for the 3-day weekend (+3.3%) and $28.783 million for the 4-day weekend (+26.0%).  Domestic cume for Avatar now stands at $666.389 million.  $700 million here we come! Head on over the jump to check out both the 3-day and 4-day weekend charts.

Continue reading Weekend Box Office (Feb. 12-14 + Feb. 15, 2010): Valentine’s Day ($63.1M) Breaks Presidents Day Record, Percy Jackson ($38.7M) and The Wolfman ($35.6M) Both Solid

Weekend Box Office Estimates (Feb. 12-14, 2010): Valentine’s Day A Big Draw With $56.4M, The Wolfman ($31.8M) and Percy Jackson ($31.4M) Both Solid

Update: Click here to see the weekend actuals.

Original article follows below.

Warner Brothers hit the jackpot with the perfectly scheduled Valentine’s Day, as the romantic comedy grossed an impressive estimated $56.405 million from 3,665 theaters.  Finishing in second place for the weekend was Universal Pictures’ The Wolfman with a solid $31.753 million from 3,222.  Unfortunately, the rumored price tag of $150 million makes this normally solid performance a bit on the disappointing side. The Wolfman finished just ahead of 20th Century Fox’s Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief which grossed an estimated $31.4 million from 3,356 theaters.

After falling from first place last weekend for the first time since release, Avatar finished in fourth place this weekend, but don’t worry, there’s nothing disappointing in that fall.  Despite shedding 315 theaters, the 3D epic grossed an estimated $23.5 million from 2,685 theaters which, which was actually up 2.8% from the weekend prior.  That pushes it to $661.13 million domestically and well on its way to $700 million, which is a definite lock (and it’s still exciting to see where it’ll ultimately end up).

Studios are projecting the 4-day weekend to go to Valentine’s Day with an estimated $66.855 million, while ‘Percy Jackson’ (estimated $38.75 million) is expected to pull ahead of The Wolfman (estimated $36.489 million). Head on over the jump to check out both the 3-day and 4-day weekend charts.

Continue reading Weekend Box Office Estimates (Feb. 12-14, 2010): Valentine’s Day A Big Draw With $56.4M, The Wolfman ($31.8M) and Percy Jackson ($31.4M) Both Solid