Weekend Box Office
1) Couples Retreat - $35.3 million
2) Zombieland - $15 million
3) Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs - $12 million
5) Paranormal Activity - $7 million
6) Surrogates - $ 4.1 million
7) The Invention of Lying - $3.3 million
8) Whip It! - $2.8 million
9) Capitalism: A Love Story - $2.7 million
10) Fame - $2.5 million
Vince Vaughn's marital problems lead to box office success as his new film is able to make the Zombies retreat. Couples Retreat took the number one spot this week by traveling to an estimated $35.3 million. The film, which was released in about 3,000 theaters made an estimated $11,780 per screen leading the film to recoup half of it's $70 million total budget. Zombieland, which took the box office crown last week in its debut slipped to second place this week with an estimated $15 million gross.
The biggest overall grossing film in the top ten, former number one Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs fell to number three this week with an estimated $12 million box office take. The 3D family film was released in almost 3,000 theaters and held a strong $4,011 per-screen average coming close to recouping it's full $100 million budget.
This weekends other new box office releases didn't fair as well. The Chris Rock documentary Good Hair did the best with an estimated 1.11 million, while Corbin Bleu's motor-cross film Free Style rode to only an estimated $106,000 total weekend gross.
Two other new films made some waves in limited release this weekend as well. Peter Sarsgaard's new film, An Education, took in $162,000 from just four theaters for an impressive $40,500 per-screen average. Michael Sheen's English Football biopic, The Damned United, also scored with $36,800 total gross from just six theaters, which netted a solid $6,133 per-screen average.
Next weekend will see three new films enter into wide release with the long awaited adaptation of the cherished children's book Where the Wild Things Are, Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler vehicle Law Abiding Citizen and the seasonal slasher The Stepfather. The ensemble film New York, I Love You and the blacksploitation spoof Black Dynamite open in limited release. Check back in seven days to see who comes out on top at the box office next week.