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Monday October 12, 2009 7:44 pm

Box Office Breakdown: Audiences Escape to Couples Retreat

Couples Retreat

Depending on how you look at the numbers, the winner this weekend was either or Paranormal Activity.

In the comedy corner, we have a Peter Billingsley-directed film that earned $35.3 million and a first-place finish. The movie - which combined the efforts of Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau and Jason Bateman - pulled in the best numbers for any Columbus Day weekend entry ever. It also gave Vaughn his 2nd best opening behind The Break-Up.

Meanwhile, on the horror front, made a huge splash despite being in limited release. The Blair Witch-esque movie scared up a shocking $49,000 per screen average. It also raked in nearly 500 times more than its budget. (It only cost less than $16,000 to produce.)

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  1. Couples Retreat, Universal, $34,286,740 (avg. $11,429)
  2. Zombieland, Sony, $14,802,431 (avg. $4872)
  3. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Sony, $11,527,480 (avg. $3853)
  4. Paranormal Activity, Dreamworks, $7,900,695 (avg. $49,379)
  5. Toy Story/Toy Story 2, Disney, $7,766,643 (avg. $4433)
  6. Surrogates, Touchstone, $4,268,314 (avg. $1427)
  7. The Invention of Lying, Warner Bros., $3,339,263 (avg. $1916)
  8. Whip It!, Fox Searchlight, $2,827,512 (avg. $1627)
  9. Capitalism: A Love Story, Overture Films, $2,630,292 (avg. $2644)
  10. Fame, MGM, $2,543,067 (avg. $818)

(You can review last week’s numbers here.)

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