Sunday, June 13, 2010

Top 10 at the Weekend Box Office

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  • Sony's remake of The Karate Kid kicked some life into a previously listless domestic box office with a surprisingly powerful opening weekend estimated at $56 million -- earning the coveted #1 spot.
  • Meanwhile, the other 1980s remake -- Fox's big screen adaptation of TV's The A-Team -- debuted in second place with $26 million.
  • After three weekends at the top spot, DreamWorks Animation's Shrek Forever After slipped to #3 with $15.8 million. The animated hit raised its domestic haul to $210.1 million, becoming the fourth movie released this year to top $200 million.
  • According to box office tracker, overall revenues came in at $153 million, up 11 percent from the same weekend last year -- thanks in large part to The Karate Kid coming in at double the expectations.
  • With his first lead role in The Karate Kid, 11-year-old Jaden Smith had an opening weekend that stacked up well against the track record of his superstar father, Will Smith, who has had only two bigger debuts (I Am Legend at $77.2 million and Hancock at $62.6 million).
  • Reviews of Sex and the City 2 and other movies not in the top ten can be found by clicking on the Film Reviews archive icon at left.
  • All figures are industry estimates. Final weekend figures are released on Monday.
  • Sources: Nielsen EDI,, The Hollywood Reporter, AP,

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