'Who'-mongous box-office opening

March 17, 2008 6:26:45 PM PDT
The animated tale "Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!" had a 'Who'-mongous opening weekend, scooping in $45 million at the domestic box office.

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 Media By Numbers LLC:

1. "Dr Suess' Horton Hears a Who," Fox, $45,012,998, 3,954 locations, $11,384 average, $45,012,998, one week.

2. "10,000 B.C.," Warner Bros., $16,773,312, 3,410 locations, $4,919 average, $61,577,423, two weeks.

3. "Never Back Down," Summit Entertainment, $8,603,195, 2,729 locations, $3,153 average, $8,603,195, one week.

4. "College Road Trip," Disney, $7,810,400, 2,706 locations, $2,886 average, $24,203,543, two weeks.

5. "Vantage Point," Sony Pictures, $5,462,747, 2,761 locations, $1,979 average, $59,263,128, four weeks.

6. "The Bank Job," Lionsgate, $5,054,961, 1,613 locations, $3,134 average, $13,257,949, two weeks.

7. "Doomsday," Universal Pictures, $4,926,565, 1,936 locations, $2,545 average, $4,926,565, one week.

8. "Semi-Pro," New Line, $3,043,162, 2,270 locations, $1,341 average, $29,809,714, three weeks.

9. "The Other Boleyn Girl," Sony Pictures, $2,882,846, 1,212 locations, $2,379 average, $19,153,729, three weeks.

10. "Spiderwick Chronicles," Paramount, $2,335,238, 2,407 locations, $970 average, $65,376,031, five weeks.

11. "Jumper," Fox, $2,025,810, 1,605 locations, $1,262 average, $75,657,556, five weeks.

12. "Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day," Focus, $1,940,781, 539 locations, $3,601 average, $5,299,639, two weeks.

13. "Fool's Gold," Warner Bros., $1,688,262, 1,505 locations, $1,122 average, $65,356,918, six weeks.

14. "Step Up 2 the Streets," Disney, $1,531,231, 1,546 locations, $990 average, $55,458,225, five weeks.

15. "Juno," Fox Searchlight, $1,192,817, 846 locations, $1,410 average, $139,812,288, 15 weeks.

16. "Penelope," Summit Entertainment, $886,917, 757 locations, $1,172 average, $8,258,801, three weeks.

17. "Definitely, Maybe," Universal, $695,520, 647 locations, $1,075 average, $30,689,995, five weeks.

18. "The Bucket List," Warner Bros., $618,202, 595 locations, $1,039 average, $90,218,795, 13 weeks.

19. "Be Kind Rewind," New Line, $591,578, 452 locations, $1,309 average, $9,982,615, four weeks.

20. "Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins," Universal, $579,165, 515 locations, $1,125 average, $4,166,605, six weeks.

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.; DreamWorks, 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., New Line, Warner Independent and Picturehouse 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 Lionsgate Entertainment Corp.; IFC Films is owned by Rainbow Media Holdings, a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corp.


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