Show me the money! US box office report

 

Domestic US Box Office 24-26 February 2012

 

# Movie title Studio Weeks in release 3 Day Weekend $ Total $
1 NEW Act of Valor Relativity NEW $24.5 million $24.5 million
2 NEW Good Deeds Lionsgate NEW $15.6 million $15.6 million
3 /\ Journey 2: Mysterious Island Warner Brothers 3 $13.4 million $76.6 million
4 \/ Safe House Universal 3 $10.9 million $97.6 million
5 \/ The Vow Screen Gems 3 $9.9 million $102.9 million
6 \/ Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Sony 2 $9

million

$38

million

7 \/ This Means War   Fox 2 $8.4 million $33.5 million
8 NEW Wanderlust Universal NEW $6.5

million

$6.5 million
9  NEW Gone Summit NEW $4.7

million

$4.7 million
10 \/ The Secret World of Arrietty Buena Vista 2 $4.3 million $14.5 million

Winners

The biggest winner of the weekend was Screen Gems/Sony/Columbia that became the first studio of 2012 to pass the $100 million mark with ‘The Vow’ that doubles as the highest grossing film of the year so far. The studio also takes the top spot of total studio grosses for films released in 2012 passing the $200 million mark (with 3 films).

‘Act of Valor’ took the top spot for the weekend with 24.5 million that will keep Relativity happy considering the film only had an alleged budget of $12 million. A new genre of film could be born out of ‘Act of Valor’ and its success – the military reenactment film (gulp).

Losers

The brand of Tyler Perry took a little hit with ‘Good Deeds’ opening to $15.6 million, the second worst opening of his career behind ‘Daddy’s Little Girls’ that opened to $11.2 million. Perry’s opening average is around the $23 million mark and ‘Good Deeds’ underperformed.

‘Wanderlust’ bombed big time opening to only $6.5 million that’s not good news for producer Judd Apatow who is probably still on a high after ‘Bridesmaids’. It’s one of the worst openings for a film with Jennifer Aniston in a lead role and put Paul Rudd’s power as a leading man in question. No budget is known for the film but it will be interesting to see how much cash was lost on this turkey.

‘Gone’ proved that Amanda Seyfried cannot open a film with only $4.7 million and the title of the lowest opening for a film in 2012 with nationwide release – KA-BOOM!

Total studio grosses for releases in 2012 as of 26 February

# Studio # films released Cume
1 /\ Screen Gems Sony/Columbia 3 $203 million
1 \/ Universal 4 $189.2 million
3 – Fox 4 $184.5 million
4 – Warner Brothers 2 $107.2 million
5 /\ Disney/Buena Vista 2 $61.7 million
6 \/ Paramount 1 $53.2 million
7 /\ CBS Films 1 $50.5 million
8 \/ Open Road Films 1 $50.2 million
9 /\ Relativity 2 $43.3 million
10 \/ Lionsgate 2 $41.6 million
11 – Summit 2 $23.4 million
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