All by itself, Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All by Myself , did well as the box office over the weekend. Nothing else did. Perry's film took in an estimated $24 million. It did well despite the fact that a DVD based on Perry's stage version has been available for some time. Its nearest competitor was Focus Features' animated movie 9 , with $10.9 million. Since its opening on Wednesday (9/9/09), the movie, which cost a reported $25 million to produce, has earned $15.3 million. Two other new films flopped. Summit Entertainment's Sorority Row took in just $5.3 million, while Warner Bros./Dark Castle's Whiteout washed out with just $5.1 million. Meanwhile, Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds continued its impressive run as it placed third with $6.5 million and crossed the $100-million mark. It has grossed $104.3 million through its fourth weekend. Fox's All About Steve dropped 48 percent in its second weekend to $5.8 million, placing fourth, while Warner Bros.' The Final Destination placed fifth in its third weekend with $5.5 million.

The top ten films for the weekend, according to studio estimates compiled by Media by Numbers 1. Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself , $24.03 million; 2. 9 , $10.9 million; 3. Inglourious Basterds , $6.5 million; 4. All About Steve , $5.8 million; 5. The Final Destination , $5.5 million; 6. Sorority Row , $5.3 million; 7. Whiteout, $5.1 million; 8. District 9 , $3.6 million; 9. Julie & Julia, $3.3 million; 10. Gamer, $3.15 million.

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