Toy Story 3 added an estimated $59m in North America to sweep past $200m in its second weekend as it held on to pole position despite a spirited launch by Sony’s comedy Grown Ups.
The Pixar film is released through Buena Vista and has reached $226.6m in North America and $326m worldwide, factoring in the early $100m international box office after less than two weeks.
Grown Ups stars a comedy ensemble of Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade and Rob Schneider and launched in second place on $41m.
Some way behind in third on $20.5m was Fox’s action comedy Knight & Daywith Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz reuniting for the first time since Vanilla Sky in 2001. The film opened last Wednesday and has grossed $27.8m to date, which would be in line with studio expectations given the poor early tracking and critical response.
Sony’s The Karate Kid in fourth place has grossed $135.6m after three weekends, while Fox’s The A-Team in fifth stands at $62.8m after the same time.
Tweens and their mothers around the globe rejoice as next weekend’s wide releases bring Summit Entertainment’s The Twilight Saga: Eclipsestarring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. Paramount releases action fantasy tale The Last Airbenderdirected by M Night Shyamalan.
Estimated Top 10 North America June 25-27 2010
Film (Dist) / Est wkd gross / Est total to date
1 (1) Toy Story 3 (Buena Vista) WDSMPI $59m $226.6m
2 (-) Grown Ups (Sony) SPRI $41m –
3 (-) Knight & Day (Fox) $20.5m $27.8m
4 (2) The Karate Kid (Sony) SPRI $15.4m $135.6m
5 (3) The A-Team (Fox) Fox Int’l $6m $62.8m
6 (4) Get Him To The Greek(Universal) UPI $3m $54.5m
7 (5)Shrek Forever After (DreamWorks Animation-Paramount) PPI $2.9m $229.3m
8 (6) Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time (Buena Vista) WDSMPI $2.8m $86.2m
9 (8) Killers (Lionsgate) Lionsgate $2m $44m
10 (7) Jonah Hex (Warner Bros) WBPI $1.6m $9.1m