Four newcomers weren’t quite strong enough to unseat The Lion King (in 3D), which held the top spot for the second weekend in a row.
The Lion King in 3D achieved $21.9 million this weekend, bringing the re-release’s 10-day total to $61.5 million. When added to previous Lion King grosses, the movie has now made $390 million, which is good for 12th place on the all-time domestic chart. Many theaters are opting to continue to play the movie past the initial two-week engagement, and therefore it’s now guaranteed to top $400 million and enter the all-time Top 10.
New Movies in Theaters
- Moneyball [Sports Drama 2 hr. 06 min.] Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Chris Pratt, Robin Wright Penn.
- Dolphin Tale: [Family, 1 hr. 52 min.] Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson, Morgan Freeman.
- Abduction: [Action, 1 hr. 46 min.] Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Alfred Molina, Jason Isaacs, Maria Bello, Michael Nyqvist, Sigourney Weaver.
- Killer Elite: [Action Thriller, 1 hr. 40 min.] Jason Statham, Robert DeNiro, Clive Owen, Yvonne Strahovski, Dominic Purcell.
Top 10 U.S.A. Weekend Box Office
Weekend: September 23th to 25th, 2011
- (1) The Lion King (in 3D) $21,929,332 Total: $61,475,402 Weeks: 2
- Moneyball $19,501,302 Total: $19,501,302 Weeks: 1
- Dolphin Tale $19,152,401 Total: $19,152,401 Weeks: 1
- Abduction $10,925,253 Total: $10,925,253 Weeks: 1
- Killer Elite $9,350,000 Total: $9,350,000 Weeks: 1
- (2) Contagion $8,451,226 Total: $57,007,898 Weeks: 3
- (3) Drive (2011) $5,763,998 Total: $21,417,373 Weeks: 2
- (4) The Help $4,370,051 Total: $154,414,153 Weeks: 7
- (5) Straw Dogs (2011) $2,051,333 Total: $8,835,187 Weeks: 2
- (6) I Don’t Know How She Does It $2,002,040 Total: $7,968,465 Weeks: 2
(#) = Previous week rank, = New Film
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