Weekend Box Office Actuals: Despicable Me Short of $60 Million

Despicable Me ended up with an amazing $56.4 million opening weekend despite seeing nearly $4 million shaved off the initial studio estimates when the actual numbers were reported. In fact, pretty much every film in the top 5 including The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Predators, Toy Story 3 and The Last Airbender dropped from estimates to actuals.

In our interactive weekly Weekend Box Office Prophet Game, the Prophet’s predictions lost to the average player predictions in a 0-5 shutout for the first time since the game’s inception last year (see the results). The players win means top finisher moviefreak takes home the Blu-ray prize jackpot: Circle of Pain, Showgirls and Predator: Ultimate Collector’s Edition.

Here are the complete top 10 weekend box office actual results for July 9-11, 2010.

  • 1. Despicable Me: $56.4m
  • 2. Twilight Eclipse: $31.7m
  • 3. Predators: $24.8m
  • 4. Toy Story 3: $21m
  • 5. The Last Airbender: $16.6m
  • 6. Grown Ups: $15.8m
  • 6. Grown Ups: $15.8m
  • 7. Knight & Day: $7.7m
  • 8. The Karate Kid: $5.4m
  • 9. The A-Team: $1.7m
  • 10. Cyrus: $1.3m

The next round of the Weekend Box Office Prophet Game kicks off tomorrow, July 13 with Chris Nolan’s Inception taking on Disney’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.

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