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'Princess and the Frog' Bounds to No. 1 With $24M

Wednesday, 16 Dec 2009 06:53 AM


The animated musical "The Princess and the Frog" jumped to No. 1 at the box office with $24.2 million in its first weekend of nationwide release.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are:

1. "The Princess and the Frog," Disney, $24,208,916, 3,434 locations, $7,050 average, $27,088,786, three weeks.

2. "The Blind Side," Warner Bros., $15,055,258, 3,388 locations, $4,444 average, $149,816,797, four weeks.

3. "Invictus," Warner Bros., $8,611,147, 2,125 locations, $4,052 average, $8,611,147, one week.

4. "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," Summit, $7,960,394, 3,635 locations, $2,190 average, $267,320,977, four weeks.

5. "Disney's A Christmas Carol," Disney, $6,833,190, 2,402 locations, $2,845 average, $124,426,097, six weeks.

6. "Brothers," Lionsgate, $5,014,426, 2,088 locations, $2,402 average, $17,416,217, two weeks.

7. "Old Dogs," Disney, $4,409,772, 3,090 locations, $1,427 average, $39,996,273, three weeks.

8. "2012," Sony, $4,351,565, 2,838 locations, $1,533 average, $155,288,405, five weeks.

9. "Armored," Sony Screen Gems, $3,504,374, 1,919 locations, $1,826 average, $11,750,895, two weeks.

10. "Ninja Assassin," Warner Bros., $2,707,470, 2,100 locations, $1,289 average, $34,304,761, three weeks.

11. "Up in the Air," Paramount, $2,394,344, 72 locations, $33,255 average, $3,982,627, two weeks.

12. "Planet 51," Sony, $2,267,038, 2,570 locations, $882 average, $37,142,406, four weeks.

13. "Everybody's Fine," Miramax, $2,194,210, 2,141 locations, $1,025 average, $7,327,877, two weeks.

14. "Fantastic Mr. Fox," Fox, $1,396,148, 1,268 locations, $1,101 average, $16,258,464, five weeks.

15. "Precious," Lionsgate, $1,280,550, 664 locations, $1,929 average, $38,282,489, six weeks.

16. "The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day," Apparition, $793,393, 524 locations, $1,514 average, $8,475,017, seven weeks.

17. "The Road," Weinstein Co., $505,878, 135 locations, $3,747 average, $4,012,327, three weeks.

18. "An Education," Sony Pictures Classics, $314,439, 223 locations, $1,410 average, $6,752,785, 10 weeks.

19. "Couples Retreat," Universal, $257,820, 371 locations, $695 average, $107,592,235, 10 weeks.

20. "Larger Than Life 3-D: The Dave Matthews Band," Cinedigm Entertainment, $246,042, 509 locations, $483 average, $246,042, one week.


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Universal Pictures and Focus Features are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of General Electric Co.; Sony Pictures, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount and Paramount Vantage are divisions of Viacom Inc.; Disney's parent is The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is a division of The Walt Disney Co.; 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Fox Atomic are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a consortium of Providence Equity Partners, Texas Pacific Group, Sony Corp., Comcast Corp., DLJ Merchant Banking Partners and Quadrangle Group; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC Films is owned by Rainbow Media Holdings, a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corp.; Rogue Pictures is owned by Relativity Media LLC; Overture Films is a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corp.

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