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Box Score: Dolphin's Tale flipped into first place.

Although four new releases opened this weekend, it was second weekend holdover Dolphin's Tale [DLPHN] that jumped two slots into first place with an estimated $14.2 million.   The family film declined just 26% from its debut.

Moneyball [MONYB] earned $12.5 million to stay in the second spot.  The baseball drama dropped a respectable 36%.

The Lion King 3D [TLK3D] was knocked down to third place with $11.1 million.  The animated re-release has banked $79.7 million.

50/50 [5050] debuted at $8.8 million in a tight race for fourth place. The cancer dramedy attracted an audience that was 65% over the age of 25 and skewed slightly female.

Courageous [COURG] is also estimated at $8.8 million.  The faith-based drama had the highest Per Screen Average of any film in the top 10.

The horror film Dream House [DRMHS] finished sixth at $8.2 million while What's Your Number? [WYNUM] bombed at eighth, grossing just $5.6 million.

 

Rank TITLE F-S-S TOTAL
1 DOLPHIN TALE $14,245,000 $37,516,000
2 MONEYBALL $12,500,000 $38,469,000
3 THE LION KING 3D $11,100,000 $79,700,000
4 50/50 $8,848,000 $8,848,000
5 COURAGEOUS $8,800,000 $8,800,000
6 DREAM HOUSE $8,209,185 $8,209,185
7 ABDUCTION $5,650,000 $19,139,188
8 WHAT'S YOUR NUMBER? $5,600,000 $5,600,000
9 CONTAGION $5,040,000 $64,702,000
10 KILLER ELITE $4,855,000 $17,425,000
11 DRIVE $3,337,484 $27,050,799
12 THE HELP $3,000,000 $159,400,000

Source: Exhibitor Relations Co.

 



Tag(s): DLPHN, MONYB, TLK3D, 5050, COURG, DRMHS, WYNUM

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