Random Factoid #163

7 01 2010

I get inspiration from strange places.  This factoid hails from Box Office Mojo’s chart of the highest grossing overall weekends in movie history (or at least since 1982).

As a hyperactive moviegoer, you can imagine that I dropped my change in Hollywood’s bowl on some of these weekends.  Just how much?  Look below.

Top Grossing Overall Weekends at the Box Office

  1. December 25-27, 2009
    • #1 movie: “Avatar” with $75.6 million
    • Total gross of weekend: $260 million
    • Marshall’s participation: $30 ($7.50 to “The Princess and the Frog,” “Nine,” “Up in the Air,” and “Sherlock Holmes”)
  2. July 18-20, 2008
    • #1 movie: “The Dark Knight” with $158.4 million
    • Total gross of weekend: $253 million
    • Marshall’s participation: $25.50 ($9.25 to “Wanted” and “Hancock,” $7.00 to “The Dark Knight”
  3. November 20-22, 2009
    • #1 movie: “New Moon” with $142.8 million
    • Total gross of weekend: $250 million
    • Marshall’s participation: $15 ($7.50 to “Couples Retreat” and “2012”)
  4. July 7-9, 2006
    • #1 movie: “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” with $135.6 million
    • Total gross of weekend: $209.9 million
    • Marshall’s participation: $12.25 ($6.50 to “Pirates,” $5.75 to “Nacho Libre”)
  5. May 25-27, 2007
    • #1 movie: “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” with $114.7 million
    • Total gross of weekend: $199.2 million
    • Marshall’s participation: $8 to “Pirates”
  6. June 26-28, 2009
    • #1 movie: “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” with $109 million
    • Total gross of weekend: $192.9 million
    • Marshall’s participation: Technically – nothing.  I saw “Transformers” on Thursday and I went to a free screening of “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs” on Saturday morning.
  7. May 26-28, 2006
    • #1 movie: “X-Men: The Last Stand” with $102.8 million
    • Total gross of weekend: $188.4 million
    • Marshall’s participation: $5.50 to “The DaVinci Code”
  8. May 28-30, 2004
    • #1 movie: “Shrek 2” with $72.1 million
    • Total gross of weekend: $185.6 million
    • Marshall’s participation: nothing.  I saw “Shrek 2” for the second time that Wednesday.
  9. June 4-6, 2004
    • #1 movie: “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” with $93.7 million
    • Total gross of weekend: $182.7 million
    • Marshall’s participation: $5.50 to “Potter”
  10. May 4-6, 2007
    • #1 movie: “Spider-Man 3” with $151.1 million
    • Total gross of weekend: $181.3 million
    • Marshall’s participation: $6 to “Spider-Man 3”

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