Neeson's 'Unknown' leads long weekend with $25.5M

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Posted: Feb 22, 2011 5:23 PM
Neeson's 'Unknown' leads long weekend with $25.5M

Liam Neeson's thriller "Unknown" debuted as the No. 1 movie with $25.5 million over the long Presidents' Day weekend.

"Unknown" finished barely ahead of a holdover that opened the previous weekend, the animated comedy "Gnomeo & Juliet," which was No. 2 with $25.4 million.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Monday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Tuesday by Hollywood.com are:

1. "Unknown," Warner Bros., $25,453,015, 3,043 locations, $8,364 average, $25,453,015, one week.

2. "Gnomeo and Juliet," Disney, $25,415,717, 3,014 locations, $8,433 average, $56,436,249, two weeks.

3. "I Am Number Four," Disney, $22,755,854, 3,154 locations, $7,215 average, $22,755,854, one week.

4. "Just Go With It," Sony, $21,581,024, 3,548 locations, $6,083 average, $64,136,988, two weeks.

5. "Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son," Fox, $18,735,026, 2,821 locations, $6,641 average, $18,735,026, one week.

6. "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never," Paramount, $16,364,188, 3,118 locations, $5,248 average, $51,236,937, two weeks.

7. "The King's Speech," Weinstein Co., $8,063,897, 2,086 locations, $3,866 average, $104,775,873, 13 weeks.

8. "The Roommate," Sony Screen Gems, $4,468,309, 2,160 locations, $2,069 average, $33,061,873, three weeks.

9. "The Eagle," Focus, $4,333,044, 2,296 locations, $1,887 average, $15,840,242, two weeks.

10. "No Strings Attached," Paramount, $3,576,797, 1,966 locations, $1,819 average, $66,490,084, five weeks.

11. "True Grit," Paramount, $2,885,736, 1,465 locations, $1,970 average, $164,603,239, nine weeks.

12. "Sanctum," Universal, $1,968,990, 1,377 locations, $1,430 average, $22,277,775, three weeks.

13. "The Green Hornet," Sony, $1,938,216, 1,265 locations, $1,532 average, $95,600,502, six weeks.

14. "The Fighter," Paramount, $1,910,835, 759 locations, $2,518 average, $88,322,333, 11 weeks.

15. "Black Swan," Fox Searchlight, $1,608,916, 656 locations, $2,453 average, $101,817,991, 12 weeks.

16. "The Rite," Warner Bros., $1,312,299, 1,048 locations, $1,252 average, $31,574,684, four weeks.

17. "The Mechanic," CBS Films, $1,194,515, 952 locations, $1,255 average, $28,077,208, four weeks.

18. "Cedar Rapids," Fox Searchlight, $1,089,297, 102 locations, $10,679 average, $1,490,775, two weeks.

19. "Barney's Version," Sony Pictures Classics, $884,317, 322 locations, $2,746 average, $4,602,754, six weeks.

20. "Tangled," Disney, $743,090, 389 locations, $1,910 average, $194,306,677, 13 weeks.

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Universal Pictures and Focus Features are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony Pictures, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount and Paramount Vantage are divisions of Viacom Inc.; Disney's parent is The Walt Disney Co.; 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Fox Atomic are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a consortium of Providence Equity Partners, Texas Pacific Group, Sony Corp., Comcast Corp., DLJ Merchant Banking Partners and Quadrangle Group; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC Films is owned by Rainbow Media Holdings, a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corp.; Rogue Pictures is owned by Relativity Media LLC; Overture Films is a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corp.