The Ruins

It’s been a disappointing weekend for Hollywood as holdover 21 (Sony) has trumped 3 new wide studio releases. Based on Ben Mezrich’s Bringing Down the House, 21 grabbed another $6.35M on Saturday, and the Kevin Spacey-produced card-counting thriller will wrap up its second weekend with a solid $15.5M.

Fox’s Nim’s Island, from Walden Media, received a nice 49% Friday-to-Saturday increase for $5.73M, but the Jodie Foster/Abigail Breslin vehicle will limp to an underwhelming $13.48M 3-day. That should ne just enough to nose out George Clooney’s Leatherheads (Universal), which could only muster $5.44M on Saturday. The world’s greatest modern day movie star will likely manage only $13.42M and a 3rd place finish.

Meanwhile, Horton Hears a Who (Fox) continues to excel with another $4M Saturday and a probable $9.29M 3-day. The Ruins (Dreamworks/Paramount), produced by Ben Stiller, is a full-on disaster. The grisly R-rated flick will only bank $7.85M this weekend.

Martin Scorsese’s Shine a Light (Paramount Vantage) is only a minor success. Despite Oscar winning director, legendary rock band the Rolling Stones and the lure of IMAX, the rock doc only sold $910,000 in tickets on Saturday, and it will settle for an underwhelming $2.15M opening 3-day.

The best 3-day Per Theatre Average for the weekend belongs to IFC’s Flight of the Red Balloon with $18,500 per. Wong Kar-Wai’s My Blueberry Nights (Weinstein) will likely be #2 in the PTA race with an estimated $10,600, followed by the Jewish-themed Jellyfish (Zeitgeist), Shine a Light and Ebrem Entertainment’s gay film A Four Letter Word.

EXCLUSIVE FANTASY MOGULS EARLY 3-DAY PTA ESTIMATES
1. NEW – Flight of the Red Balloon (IFC Films) – 2 locations – $18,500 PTA
2. NEW – My Blueberry Nights (Weinstein) – 5 locations – $10,600 PTA
3. NEW – Jellyfish (Zeitgeist) – 4 locations – $9,250 PTA
4. NEW – Shine a Light (Paramount Vantage) – 276 locations – $7,815 PTA
5. A Four Letter Word (Ebrem Entertainment) – 1 location – $6,228 PTA
6. 21 (Sony) – 2,653 locations – $5,845 PTA
7. Priceless (IDP Films) – 26 locations – $5,385 PTA
8. My Brother is an Only Child (Thinkfilm) – 5 locations – $5,000 PTA
9. Leatherheads (Universal) – 2,777 locations – $4,833 PTA
10. Sex and Death 101 (Anchor Bay) – 3 locations – $4,6687 PTA

EXCLUSIVE FANTASY MOGULS EARLY SATURDAY ESTIMATES
1. 21 (Sony) – $6.35M – $2,394 PTA – $43M cume
2. NEW – Nim’s Island (Fox) – $5.7M – $1,633 PTA – $9.58M cume
3. NEW – Leatherheads (Universal) – $5.44M – $1,962 PTA – $9.98M cume
4. Horton Hears a Who (Fox) – $4.05M – $1,134 PTA – $128.5M cume
5. NEW – The Ruins (Dreamworks/Paramount) – $3.19M – $1,134 PTA – $5.94M cume
6. Superhero Movie (MGM/Weinstein) – $2.36M – $798 PTA – $15.5M cume
7. Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns (Lionsgate) – $1.69M – $1,088 PTA – $36.8M cume
8. Drillbit Taylor (Paramount) – $1.41M – $522 PTA – $24.6M cume
9. Shutter (Fox) – $1.25M – $591 PTA – $22.5M cume
10. 10,000 B.C. (Warner Bros) – $1.17M – $501 PTA – $88.4M cume
11. Stop Loss (Paramount/Dreamworks) – $985,000 – $761 PTA – $7.6M cume
12. NEW – Shine a Light (Paramount Vantage) – $910,000 – $3,297 PTA – $1.52 cume
13. College Road Trip (Disney) – $905,000 – $531 PTA – $40.6M cume
14. The Bank Job (Lionsgate) -$790,000 – $664 PTA – $26.3M cume
15. Under the Same Moon (Weinstein) – $710,000 – $1,625 PTA – $8.3M cume
16. Run Fatboy Run (Picturehouse) – $615,000 – $552 PTA – $4.1M cume
*Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (Focus) – $310,000 – $616 PTA – $10.3M cume
*The Counterfeiters (Sony Classics) – $156,000 – $1,357 PTA – $2.6M cume
*In Bruges (Focus) – $97,000 – $513 PTA – $6.7M cume
*Married Life (Sony Classics) – $84,000 – $712 PTA – $909,000 cume
*The Band’s Visit (Sony Classics) – $65,000 – $546 PTA – $2.1M cume
*Priceless (IDP Films) – $63,000 – $2,423 PTA – $238,000 cume
*Flawless (Magnolia) – $54,000 – $1,862 PTA – $294,000 cume
*Snow Angels (Warner Independent) – $20,500 – $446 PTA – $233,000 cume
*NEW – My Blueberry Nights (Weinstein) – $20,000 – $4,000 PTA – $38,000 cume
*Shelter (Regent) – $17,000 – $1,700 PTA – $69,000 cume
*NEW – Flight of the Red Balloon (IFC Films) – $16,000 – $8,000 PTA – $26,000 cume
*Planet B-Boy (Elephant Eye Films) – $16,000 – $1,600 PTA – $129,000 cume
*NEW – Jellyfish (Zeitgeist) – $15,000 – $3,750 PTA – $26,000 cume
*NEW – Meet Bill (First Look) – $15,000 – $417 PTA – $30,000 cume
*My Brother is an Only Child (Thinkfilm) – $12,000 – $2,400 PTA – $32,000 cume
*The Grand (Anchor Bay) – $12,000 – $1,091 PTA – $67,000 cume
*NEW – Sex and Death 101 (Anchor Bay) – $7,242 – $2,414 PTA – $9,123 cume
*Chapter 27 (Peace Arch)- $5,688 – $1,138  PTA – $29,000 cume
*Happy Valley (Independent) – $4,493 – $1,123 PTA – $41,000 cume
*NEW – 3 Amis (Independent) – $2,374 – $791 PTA – $5,305 cume
*A Four Letter Word (Ebrem Entertainment) – $2,248 – $2,248 PTA – $20,000 cume
*Boarding Gate (Magnolia) – $1,870 – $1,870 PTA – $32,000 cume
*NEW – Tuya’s Marriage (Music Box Pictures) – $1,247 – $1,247 PTA – $1,833 cume
*NEW – Water Lilies (Koch Lorber) – $1,208 – $1,208 PTA – $2,116 cume
*NEW – The Unknown Woman (Independent) – $659 – $329 PTA – $1,705 cume
*Backseat (Truly Indie) – $421 – $210 PTA – $9,200 cume

EXCLUSIVE FANTASY MOGULS REVISED 3-DAY ESTIMATES
1. 21 (Sony) – $15.5M – $5,845 PTA – $46.9M cume
2. NEW – Nim’s Island (Fox) – $13.48M – $3,839 PTA – $13.48M cume
3. NEW – Leatherheads (Universal) – $13.42M – $4,833 PTA – $13.42M cume
4. Horton Hears a Who (Fox) – $9.29M – $2,603 PTA – $131.2M cume
5. NEW – The Ruins (Dreamworks/Paramount) – $7.85M – $2,793 PTA – $7.85M cume
6. Superhero Movie (MGM/Weinstein) – $5.45M – $1,839 PTA – $16.9M cume
7. Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns (Lionsgate) – $3.47M – $2,238 PTA – $37.7M cume
8. Drillbit Taylor (Paramount) – $3.39M – $1,256 PTA – $25.4M cume
9. Shutter (Fox) – $2.9M – $1,368 PTA – $23.2M cume
10. 10,000 B.C. (Warner Bros) – $2.73M – $1,170 PTA – $89.2M cume
11. Stop Loss (Paramount/Dreamworks) – $2.4M – $1,859 PTA – $8.3M cume
12. NEW – Shine a Light (Paramount Vantage) – $2.15M – $7,815 PTA – $2.1M cume
13. College Road Trip (Disney) – $1.92M – $1,132 PTA – $41.1M cume1
14. The Bank Job (Lionsgate) -$1.78M – $1,499 PTA – $26.8M cume
15. Under the Same Moon (Weinstein) – $1.79M – $4,088 PTA – $9M cume
16. Run Fatboy Run (Picturehouse) – $1.43M – $1,285 PTA – $4.4M cume
*Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (Focus) – $705,000 – $1,402 PTA – $10.5M cume
*The Counterfeiters (Sony Classics) – $333,000 – $2,896 PTA – $2.7M cume
*In Bruges (Focus) – $221,000 – $1,169 PTA – $6.8M cume
*Married Life (Sony Classics) – $185,000 – $1,568 PTA – $958,000 cume
*The Band’s Visit (Sony Classics) – $130,000 – $1,092 PTA – $2.1M cume
*Priceless (IDP Films) – $140,000 – $5,385 PTA – $274,000 cume
*Flawless (Magnolia) – $120,000 – $4,138 PTA – $326,000 cume
*Snow Angels (Warner Independent) – $48,000 – $1,043 PTA – $249,000 cume
*NEW – My Blueberry Nights (Weinstein) – $53,000 – $10,600 PTA – $53,000 cume
*Shelter (Regent) – $38,000 – $3,800 PTA – $83,000 cume
*NEW – Flight of the Red Balloon (IFC Films) – $37,000 – $18,500 PTA – $37,000 cume
*Planet B-Boy (Elephant Eye Films) – $43,000 – $4,300 PTA – $141,000 cume
*NEW – Jellyfish (Zeitgeist) – $37,000 – $9,250 PTA – $37,000 cume
*NEW – Meet Bill (First Look) – $40,000 – $1,111 PTA – $40,000 cume
*My Brother is an Only Child (Thinkfilm) – $25,000 – $5,000 PTA – $39,000 cume
*The Grand (Anchor Bay) – $33,000 – $3,000 PTA – $79,000 cume
*NEW – Sex and Death 101 (Anchor Bay) – $14,000 – $4,667 PTA – $14,000 cume
*Chapter 27 (Peace Arch)- $14,000 – $2,800  PTA – $31,000 cume
*Happy Valley (Independent) – $11,411 – $2,853 PTA – $44,000 cume
*NEW – 3 Amis (Independent) – $6,777 – $2,259 PTA – $6,777 cume
*A Four Letter Word (Ebrem Entertainment) – $6,228 – $6,228 PTA – $22,000 cume
*Boarding Gate (Magnolia) – $3,790 – $3,790 PTA – $33,000 cume
*NEW – Tuya’s Marriage (Music Box Pictures) – $2,655- $2,655 PTA – $2,655 cume
*NEW – Water Lilies (Koch Lorber) – $2,864 – $2,864 PTA – $2,864 cume
*NEW – The Unknown Woman (Independent) – $2,114 – $1,057 PTA – $2,114 cume
*Backseat (Truly Indie) – $2,516 – $1,258 PTA – $9,474 cume

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