Toy Story 3 has topped the weekend box office for the second week in row, beating out the debuts of Adam Sandler‘s Grown Ups and Tom Cruise‘s much-hyped action thriller Knight and Day.
We feel kind of bad for the studios that paid mega millions to land Hollywood heavyweights like Tom Cruise and Adam Sandler for their blockbuster hopefuls, only to see them smashed aside by a bunch of animated toys.
Then again, we’re kind of amused to imagine Tom Cruise squirming after the worst box office debut for one of his action movies in 20 years. Let’s face it Mr. Cruise, you’re just not Top Gun at the box office anymore. All those weird couch-jumping antics and freakish Scientology spewing episodes aren’t making things any easier.
Toy Story 3 laughed its way into first place at the weekend box office again with $59 in ticket sales by Sunday, raking in $226.6 domestically so far. The Adam Sandler starring comedy Grown Ups placed at second with a decent take of $41 million. Knight and Day, starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz, crawled into a rather dismal third place with only $27.8 million since the film’s early Wednesday premiere.
Rounding out the top five for the weekend box office were The Karate Kid at $20.5 million so far and The A-Team with $6 million.
As for next week’s box office roundup, you can pretty much bet even Toy Story 3 is not going to stand a chance against the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse for the July 4 weekend.
We admit, this is completely gratuitous. Still, we couldn’t help but share the newest Twilight: Eclipse still photo released for fans to droll over. Especially since this one features our favorite shiny vampire Edward Cullen in bed!
In the new Twilight: Eclipse photo still, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart cozy up together for a serious dramatic talk about why Edward doesn’t want Bella to become a vampire.
The new still photo comes from the scene in the movie’s first trailer where Edward tells Bella he knows “the consequences of the choice you’re making” when she asks why he is against her becoming a vampire. “After a few decades, everyone you know will be dead,” Edward says in his oh-so-sexy voice.
It won’t be very much longer now Twilight fans! But June 30th just can’t come fast enough for us!
Jack Huston, nephew of Angelica Huston and grandson of director John Huston, has signed on to join the Twilight series in the upcoming third film, Eclipse.
Huston joins other new Twilight cast members Jodelle Ferland, Xavier Samuel and Bryce Dallas Howard – who will replace Rachelle Lefevre as Victoria in the third film of the series, much to the dismay of many Twilight fans. Huston will also be appearing in the new witchy ABC series Eastwick.
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse starts filming August 17 in Vancouver. The film is slated for release in June of 2010.