Karate Kid Beats Up The A-Team at Weekend Box Office

Two 80’s film remakes battled it out at the box office this weekend, but it was The Karate Kid who beat down The A-Team in the end. The Karate Kid 2010 remake, starring Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan, shot into the number one spot with over $56 million so far in ticket sales.
Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan in 'The Karate Kid' (Sony)
Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan in 'The Karate Kid' (Sony)

Sony’s The Karate Kid remake took first place at the weekend box office, beathing out the 20th Century fox remake of The A-Team. While The Karate Kid easily surpassed the film’s production cost of $40 million by earning an estimated $56 million over the weekend, The A-Team only managed to rake in around $26 million.

Shrek Forever After fell to numer three in the weekend box office results after reigning at number one for three straight weeks. So far the final installment of the Shrek animated film series has earned over $210 domestically. Get Him to the Greek, starring Russell Brand and Johan Hill place in fourth, with the Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl action-comedy Killers coming in fifth.

Watch The A-Team 2010 and The Karate Kid 2010 trailers over at HWHills.com.

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Kick-Ass Fails to Kick Much Ass at Weekend Box Office

Despite foul language of the worst kind and a ridiculous plotline, the comic book-inspired movie Kick-Ass failed to kick much in the way of ass at the weekend box office. Normally, for some insane reason, films with nasty language spewing in all directions and a complete lack of a believable plot do extremely well at the box office, so we were actually a bit surprised Kick-Ass fell short in the film’s premiere in theaters.

'Kick-Ass' (Universal Pictures/Lionsgate)
'Kick-Ass' (Universal Pictures/Lionsgate)

How To Train Your Dragon was almost the big dog at the weekend box office this time around, barely losing out to Kick-Ass for the top spot. Earlier estimates actually put Kick-Ass in second place, but more recent reports show the film barely squeaking ahead. Not that either film took home a huge load in the rankings.

How To Train Your Dragon brought in around $19.6 million based on box office estimates, with Kick-Ass taking about $19.8 million. The numbers were so close, so Kick-Ass barely pulled out a last minute victory and it was kind of a pathetic win.


Tina Fey and Steve Carell’s Date Night placed in third at the weekend box office top five, followed by Death at a Funeral in fourth and Clash of the Titans in fifth.

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Date Night Woos the Weekend Box Office

Date Night topped the weekend box office despite mixed reviews of the Tina Fey and Steve Carell starring romantic comedy. Date Night earned just over $27 million over the weekend, knocking previous box office champion Clash of the Titans to the number two spot.

Tina Fey and Steve Carell in 'Date Night' (20th Century Fox)
Tina Fey and Steve Carell in 'Date Night' (20th Century Fox)

Personally, we’re happy to see Clash of the Titans lose the crown in the weekend box office. The cheesy remake is an all around disaster and apparently audiences seem to agree. Date Night, on the other hand, is a relatively witty and fun romantic comedy. Plus, who isn’t just amused as hell at seeing Tina Fey and Steve Carell teamed up on the big screen?

How to Train Your Dragon placed third at the box office with $25.4 million, earning $256 million worldwide since the film’s release. Rounding out the top five was Tyler Perry‘s Why Did I Get Married Too? and the Miley Cyrus yawn The Last Song.

Considering how much audiences lately seem to adore ridiculous comedy movies, we’re betting on a top three debut for the comic book-themed movie Kick-Ass in the next weekend box office totals.

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‘Avatar’ Box Office Tops $73 Million over Weekend

James Cameron‘s sci-fi epic Avatar dominated the box office over the weekend, raking in over $73 million in ticket sales. The massively expensive film still has a way to go however, before it recoups the reported $300 to $500 million spent making the movie.


Avatar topped the box office over the weekend with $73 million in U.S. ticket sales, the second-highest grossing December debut of all time. Avatar has raked in around $232 million worldwide so far. Although exact figures have not been released, it is estimated the film cost between $300 and $500 million to produce and market.

Although some critics were a bit put off by previews of the film, Avatar has been widely praised by reviewers and audiences alike since its release. The movie is surprisingly thoughtful for such a big-budget blockbuster and few can argue that film is spectacularly gorgeous to watch.

Disney’s The Princess and the Frog came in at number two in the weekend box office with $12.2 million, followed by the dark horse Sandra Bullock flick The Blind Side with $10 million. The Sarah Jessica Parker and Hugh Grant comedy Did You Hear About the Morgans came in at fourth with $7 million, followed by The Twilight Saga: New Moon in fifth with $4.4 million.

Next weekend Avatar will battle for the top spot against upcoming releases Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey Jr. and the romantic comedy It’s Complicated, starring Meryl Streep.

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