Hollywood released an updated a pair of pop culture staples from the 1980s this weekend to mixed results as The Karate Kid from Sony beat Fox’s The A-Team to open top on a terrific $56m, according to studio estimates.
Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan star in the family film, which far exceeded studio expectations as the weekend gained more than 10% on the same period last year.
The A-Team had to settle for second on $26m and stars Liam Neeson and Bradley Cooper. The film grossed $15m from its international expedition for a $41m global tally after several days.
Most of the films in the top ten shifted down two places. Shrek Forever After in third place crossed $200m in its fourth weekend as $15.8m boosted the score to $210.1m.
Turning to last weekend’s new releases, Universal’s comedy Get Him To The Greek in fourth place stands at $36.5m and Killers in fifth has grossed $30.7m through Lionsgate.
Disney’s Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time will struggle to cross $100m at its present rate, after grossing $6,6m for $72.3m after three weekends.
Iron Man 2 in ninth place will cross $300m any day now and stands at $299.3m after six through Paramount. Similarly Universal’s Robin Hood in 11th place should cross $100m very soon and stands at $99.6m after five.
Next weekend’s wide releases are Toy Story 3 in 3D through Disney; and the graphic novel adaptation Jonah Hex through Warner Bros starring Josh Brolin and Megan Fox.
Estimated Top 10 North America June 11-13 2010
Film (Dist) / Est wkd gross / Est total to date
1 (-) The Karate Kid (Sony) SPRI $56m –
2 (-) The A-Team (Fox) Fox Int’l $26m –
3 (1)Shrek Forever After (DreamWorks Animation-Paramount) PPI $15.8m $210.1m
4 (2) Get Him To The Greek (Universal) UPI $10.1m $36.5m
5 (3) Killers (Lionsgate) Lionsgate $8.2m $30.7m
6 (4) Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time (Buena Vista) WDSMPI $6.6m $72.3m
7 (6) Marmaduke (Fox) Fox Int’l $6m $22.3m
8 (5) Sex And The City 2 (Warner Bros) WBPI $5.5m $84.7m
9 (7) Iron Man 2 (Marvel/Paramount) PPI $4.6m $299.3m
10 (8) Splice (Warner Bros) Gaumont $2.9m $13.1m