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DOLPHIN TALE MAKES A BIG SPLASH AT BOX OFFICE

October 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Once again, box office pundits turned out to be all wet with their predictions of weekend ticket sales as Dolphin Tale, in its third week, came from behind and finished ahead of the pack with an estimated $14.2 million. The Brad Pitt baseball drama Moneyball produced the second-best score with about $12.5 million. And Lion King followed close behind with about $11.1 million. Of four new films debuting this weekend, three finished with nearly the same totals — and their standings could shift once final results are announced on Monday. The cancer dramedy 50/50 finished in fourth place with about $8.9 million, followed by Courageous with around $8.8 million and Dream House with $8.2 million. Holdover Abduction placed seventh with $5.7 million. A fourth newcomer, the critically panned What’s Your Number?, opened with just $5.6 million.

UPDATE:
Final Figures for the Top Five Films

1. Dolphin Tale, $13,912,419
2. Moneyball, $12,031,592
3. The Lion King, $10,615,645
4. Courageous, $9,063,147
5. Dream House, $8,644,095