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Weekend Wrap-Up for June 11-13, 2010

Karate Kid Kicks the Competition

By John Hamann

June 13, 2010

The rain's not going to bother them any.

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Eighth goes to Sex and the City 2, which has seen its fortunes drop off even worse than that of Prince of Persia. After dropping 60% last weekend, Sex and the City 2 slid another 55% this weekend, earning only $5.5 million. This is another movie that's getting bailed out overseas – it's earned over $100 million over there. Domestically, Carrie and company have now earned $84.7 million against a $100 million production budget, so once again, dung makes money.

Ninth goes to Iron Man 2, as Tony Stark and the gang celebrate their sixth weekend in release, and the eve of Iron Man 2 becoming the second $300 million grosser of the year. Iron Man 2 earned another $4.6 million and was off 43%. The $200 million Paramount release is approaching $600 million worldwide.




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Tenth is Splice, as Robin Hood has been banished from the box office kingdom. The disappointing Splice earned $2.9 million in its second weekend, and was off a hefty 61% from its opening frame. This $30 million flick is going to hurt Joel Silver, as it has a gross so far of only $13.1 million.

Overall this weekend, we finally have good news thanks almost solely to The Karate Kid. Last year, over the June 12th -14th frame, The Hangover earned $32.8 million and Up $30.8 million, finishing in the top two spots for the second consecutive weekend. The weekend was notable for Imagine That – it tanked with a $5.5 million opening. The top 12 last year came in at $132 million. This year, the top 12 earned a healthier $146 million.

Next weekend brings Toy Story 3 and Jonah Hex, but we both know which one we are watching. Toy Story 3 has a legitimate shot of out-opening Alice in Wonderland, which opened to $116 million, and Shrek the Third, which opened to $121.6 million. Toy Story 3 should be a top five opener of all time – it's opening at 3,900 venues, many of those 3D, and has some extremely positive reviews so far. Check back next weekend to see how it turns out.


Top Weekend Box Office for 6/11/10-6/13/10 (Actuals)
Rank Film Distributor Estimated Gross Actual Gross Weekly Change Running Total
1 The Karate Kid Columbia Pictures (Sony) $56,000,000 $55,665,805 - 0.6% $55,665,805
2 The A-Team 20th Century Fox $26,000,000 $25,669,455 - 1.3% $25,669,455
3 Shrek Forever After DreamWorks $15,800,000 $15,770,491 - 0.2% $210,022,557
4 Get Him to The Greek Universal $10,078,460 $9,942,405 - 1.3% $36,400,720
5 Killers Lionsgate $8,170,000 $8,008,007 - 2.0% $30,261,624
6 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Walt Disney Pictures $6,582,000 $6,486,150 - 1.5% $72,228,302
7 Marmaduke 20th Century Fox $6,000,000 $6,006,704 + 0.1% $22,285,540
8 Sex and the City 2 New Line Cinema $5,525,000 $5,438,345 - 1.6% $84,658,826
9 Iron Man 2 Paramount Pictures, Marvel Studios $4,550,000 $4,521,206 - 0.6% $299,282,390
10 Splice Warner Bros. Pictures $2,860,000 $2,942,492 + 2.9% $13,153,956
11 Robin Hood Universal Pictures $2,747,750 $2,615,130 - 4.8% $99,463,670
12 Letters to Juliet Summit Entertainment $1,648,000 $1,693,941 + 2.8% $46,754,242
  Also Opening/Notables
  Winter's Bone Roadside Attractions $85,000 $84,887 New $84,887
  The Lottery Variance $17,200 $16,435 New $16,435
  Gangster's Paradse: Jerusalema Anchor Bay N/A $4,958 New $4,958
  Solitary Man Anchor Bay $371,000 $369,703 New $871,081
  Exit Through the Gift Shop Producers Distribution $114,225 $115,151 New $2,365,248
  Date Night 20th Century Fox $575,000 $601,291 + 4.6% $96,266,718
  City Island Anchor Bay $269,000 $262,771 New $5,655,542
Click here for all weekend data
Box office data supplied by Exhibitor Relations
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