2009 Weekend Box Office Winners by Theater Averagesby connorpetterson | created - 11 months ago | updated - 11 months ago | Public
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1. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
R | 120 min | Drama, Romance
A Mumbai teenager reflects on his life after being accused of cheating on the Indian version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?".
Votes: 770,639 | Gross: $141.32M
Week 1 $7,665, Week 4 $7,583
2. Gran Torino (2008)
R | 116 min | Drama
Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, Thao Lor, a Hmong teenager who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino.
Votes: 692,953 | Gross: $148.10M
Week 2 $10,500
3. Notorious (2009)
R | 122 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The life and death story of The Notorious B.I.G. (a.k.a. Christopher Wallace), who came straight out of Brooklyn to take the world of rap music by storm.
Votes: 39,512 | Gross: $36.84M
Week 3 $14,282
4. Taken (I) (2008)
PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Thriller
A retired CIA agent travels across Europe and relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter, who has been kidnapped while on a trip to Paris.
Votes: 550,402 | Gross: $145.00M
Week 5 $7,765
5. He's Just Not That Into You (2009)
PG-13 | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
This Baltimore-set movie of interconnecting story arcs deals with the challenges of reading or misreading human behavior.
Votes: 155,739 | Gross: $93.95M
Week 6 $8,751
6. Friday the 13th (2009)
R | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A group of young adults discover a boarded up Camp Crystal Lake, where they soon encounter Jason Voorhees and his deadly intentions.
Votes: 92,887 | Gross: $65.00M
Week 7 $14,037
7. Madea Goes to Jail (2009)
PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Mischievous grandma Madea lands in jail, where she meets a variety of mixed-up characters.
Votes: 11,101 | Gross: $90.49M
Week 8 $20,192
G | 76 min | Documentary, Music
A 3-D concert film of the 2008 Jonas Brothers "Burning Up" concert tour, as well as documentary footage on the lives of the three brothers.
Votes: 17,208 | Gross: $19.16M
Week 9 $9,843
9. Watchmen (2009)
R | 162 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
In 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it.
Votes: 481,217 | Gross: $107.51M
Week 10 $15,291
10. Race to Witch Mountain (2009)
PG | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Family
A Las Vegas cabbie enlists the help of a UFO expert to protect two siblings with paranormal powers from the clutches of an organization that wants to use the kids for their nefarious plans.
Votes: 53,254 | Gross: $67.17M
Week 11 $7,657
11. Knowing (2009)
PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
M.I.T. professor John Koestler links a mysterious list of numbers from a time capsule to past and future disasters and sets out to prevent the ultimate catastrophe.
Votes: 214,050 | Gross: $79.96M
Week 12 $7,384
12. Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)
PG | 94 min | Animation, Action, Comedy
A woman transformed into a giant after she is struck by a meteorite on her wedding day becomes part of a team of monsters sent in by the U.S. government to defeat an alien mastermind trying to take over Earth.
Votes: 141,181 | Gross: $198.35M
Week 13 $14,454
13. Fast & Furious (2009)
PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Thriller
Brian O'Conner, back working for the FBI in Los Angeles, teams up with Dominic Toretto to bring down a heroin importer by infiltrating his operation.
Votes: 251,675 | Gross: $155.06M
Week 14 $20,500
14. Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009)
G | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
As Hannah Montana's popularity begins to take over her life, Miley Stewart, on the urging from her father takes a trip to her hometown of Crowley Corners, Tennessee to get some perspective on what matters in life the most.
Votes: 38,122 | Gross: $79.57M
Week 15 $10,367
15. 17 Again (2009)
PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Mike O'Donnell is ungrateful for how his life turned out. He gets a chance to rewrite his life when he tried to save a janitor near a bridge and jumped after him into a time vortex.
Votes: 172,680 | Gross: $64.17M
Week 16 $7,288
16. Obsessed (2009)
PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
A successful asset manager, who has just received a huge promotion, is blissfully happy in his career and in his marriage. But when a temp worker starts stalking him, all the things he's worked so hard for are placed in jeopardy.
Votes: 28,253 | Gross: $68.26M
Week 17 $11,381
17. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The early years of James Logan, featuring his rivalry with his brother Victor Creed, his service in the special forces team Weapon X, and his experimentation into the metal-lined mutant Wolverine.
Votes: 451,957 | Gross: $179.88M
Week 18 $20,751
18. Star Trek (2009)
PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy with Mr. Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful Romulan from the future creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time.
Votes: 566,071 | Gross: $257.73M
Week 19 $19,539
19. Angels & Demons (2009)
PG-13 | 138 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon works with a nuclear physicist to solve a murder and prevent a terrorist act against the Vatican during one of the significant events within the church.
Votes: 262,190 | Gross: $133.38M
Week 20 $13,100
PG | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Security guard Larry Daley infiltrates the Smithsonian Institution in order to rescue Jedediah and Octavius, who have been shipped to the museum by mistake.
Votes: 168,369 | Gross: $177.24M
Week 21 $17,103
21. Up (2009)
PG | 96 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
78-year-old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls in his house equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young stowaway.
Votes: 887,967 | Gross: $293.00M
Week 22 $18,085
22. The Hangover (2009)
R | 100 min | Comedy
Three buddies wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas, with no memory of the previous night and the bachelor missing. They make their way around the city in order to find their friend before his wedding.
Votes: 691,819 | Gross: $277.32M
Week 23 $13,759, Week 24 $9,775
23. The Proposal (I) (2009)
PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A pushy boss forces her young assistant to marry her in order to keep her visa status in the U.S. and avoid deportation to Canada.
Votes: 283,126 | Gross: $163.96M
Week 25 $11,004
24. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
PG-13 | 149 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Sam Witwicky leaves the Autobots behind for a normal life. But when his mind is filled with cryptic symbols, the Decepticons target him and he is dragged back into the Transformers' war.
Votes: 374,091 | Gross: $402.11M
Week 26 $25,736
25. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)
PG | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
When Sid's attempt to adopt three dinosaur eggs gets him abducted by their real mother to an underground lost world, his friends attempt to rescue him.
Votes: 213,542 | Gross: $196.57M
Week 27 $10,171
26. Brüno (2009)
R | 81 min | Comedy
Flamboyant and gay Austrian Brüno looks for new fame in America.
Votes: 137,108 | Gross: $60.05M
Week 28 $11,110
27. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
PG | 153 min | Action, Adventure, Family
As Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as "the property of the Half-Blood Prince" and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's (Ralph Fiennes') dark past.
Votes: 442,145 | Gross: $301.96M
Week 29 $17,997
28. The Ugly Truth (2009)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Romance
An uptight television producer takes control of a morning show segment on modern relationships hosted by a misogynistic man.
Votes: 196,565 | Gross: $88.92M
Week 30 $9,579
29. Funny People (2009)
R | 146 min | Comedy, Drama
When seasoned comedian George Simmons learns of his terminal, inoperable health condition, his desire to form a genuine friendship causes him to take a relatively green performer under his wing as his opening act.
Votes: 111,555 | Gross: $51.86M
Week 31 $7,535
30. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)
PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
An elite military unit comprised of special operatives known as G.I. Joe, operating out of The Pit, takes on an evil organization led by a notorious arms dealer.
Votes: 194,691 | Gross: $152.27M
Week 32 $13,654
31. District 9 (2009)
R | 112 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Violence ensues after an extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth finds a kindred spirit in a government agent exposed to their biotechnology.
Votes: 620,729 | Gross: $115.65M
Week 33 $12,251
32. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
R | 153 min | Adventure, Drama, War
In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.
Votes: 1,191,230 | Gross: $120.54M
Week 34 $12,024
33. The Final Destination (2009)
R | 82 min | Horror, Thriller
After a young man's premonition of a deadly race-car crash helps saves the lives of his peers, Death sets out to collect those who evaded their end.
Votes: 92,833 | Gross: $66.48M
Week 35 $8,782
34. All About Steve (2009)
PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Romance
Convinced that a CCN cameraman is her true love, an eccentric crossword puzzler trails him as he travels all over the country, hoping to convince him that they belong together.
Votes: 38,662 | Gross: $33.86M
Week 36 $6,245
35. I Can Do Bad All by Myself (2009)
PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama
When Madea catches sixteen-year-old Jennifer and her two younger brothers looting her home, she decides to take matters into her own hands.
Votes: 9,335 | Gross: $51.73M
Week 37 $10,398
36. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
PG | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A local scientist is often regarded as a failure until he invents a machine that can make food fall from the sky. But little does he know, that things are about to take a turn for the worst.
Votes: 194,838 | Gross: $124.87M
Week 38 $9,716, Week 39 $8,028
37. Zombieland (2009)
R | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror
A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the last Twinkie, and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America.
Votes: 498,216 | Gross: $75.59M
Week 40 $8,147
38. Paranormal Activity (2007)
R | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
After moving into a suburban home, a couple becomes increasingly disturbed by a nightly demonic presence.
Votes: 213,633 | Gross: $107.92M
Week 41 $49,379, Week 42 $25,813, Week 43 $10,850, Week 44 $6,817
39. A Christmas Carol (2009)
PG | 96 min | Animation, Drama, Family
An animated retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.
Votes: 96,687 | Gross: $137.86M
Week 45 $8,159
40. Precious (II) (2009)
R | 110 min | Drama
In New York City's Harlem circa 1987, an overweight, abused, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction.
Votes: 102,587 | Gross: $47.40M
Week 46 $33,762
41. The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Edward leaves Bella after an attack that nearly claimed her life, and, in her depression, she falls into yet another difficult relationship - this time with her close friend, Jacob Black.
Votes: 255,583 | Gross: $296.62M
Week 47 $35,497
42. The Blind Side (2009)
PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All-American football player and first-round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.
Votes: 278,250 | Gross: $255.96M
Week 48 $18,318, Week 49 $6,026
43. The Princess and the Frog (2009)
G | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him.
Votes: 116,013 | Gross: $104.40M
Week 50 $7,050
44. Avatar (2009)
PG-13 | 162 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A paraplegic Marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.
Votes: 1,082,379 | Gross: $760.51M
Week 51 $22,313, Week 52 $21,880