The Other Guys put a sleeper hold on Inception at the weekend box office, knocking the dreamy thriller out of first place after a three week run at the top.
The Other Guys, starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, opened this weekend with an estimated $35.6 million in ticket sales. Inception, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, fell to second place with $18.6 million with a total of $227.7 million earned so far in the U.S. and Canada.
Rounding out the top five at the weekend box office were Step Up 3D with $15.5 million, Angelina Jolie‘s Salt with $11.1 million and Dinner for Schmucks at $10.5 million.
Inception still remained the number one box office film abroad over the weekend, bringing the film’s international earnings to an estimated $250 million so far.
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.
Toy Story 3 made its Pixar creators very happy in the weekend box office with the studio’s biggest opening weekend ever. Toy Story 3 beat out The Karate Kid and The A-Team 2010Â remakes to land the top spot. As for WarnerÂ Brothers’ much hyped Jonah Hex, the Megan Fox and Josh Brolin starring film came in aÂ pitiful 8th place for its opening weekend.
Pixar’s latest animated offering was expected to rake in huge numbers for its weekend box office opening and it did not dissapoint. Toy Story 3 earned $109 million, coming in second only to Shrek the Third for the record of best opening weekend for an animated movie. The Karate Kid 2010 remake placed second with only a paltry $29 million in comparison.
In a rather nasty blow to Warner Bros., the studio’s adaption of DC Comics’ Jonah Hex came in way down the list at 8th place after receiving a slew of negative criticism in pre-release. The film only earned $5.1 million for its weekend box office opening.
Weekend Box OfficeÂ Top Five
1. Toy Story 3 ($109 million)
2. The Karate Kid ($29 million)
3. The A-Team ($13.8 million)
4. Get Him to the Greek ($6.1 million)
5. Shrek Forever After ($5.5 million)
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.
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.
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A Nightmare on Elm Street has screamed its way to the top of the weekend box office, raking in over $32 million so far in ticket sales. The Nightmare on Elm Street 2010 remake has pretty much already recouped the film’s production costs of just over $30 million.
While the new Nightmare on Elm Street was a slamming success at the weekend box office, the other wide release debut of the weekend, Furry Vengeance, was a total bomb. The Brendan Fraser-starring comedy took in only an abysmal $6.5 million, barely squeaking into fifth place at the box office.
Dreamworks’ How to Train Your Dragon fell to second place this weekend, but still brought in a solid $10.8 million. The film has so far earned over $192 million in the six weeks since it debuted.Â Date Night, starring Tina Fey and Steve Carell, managed to hold on to third place with $7.6 million, earning around $73 million overall so far. The Back-Up Plan, starring Jennifer Lopez, looks to finish in fourth place with about $7.2 million.
Although frankly we think the new Nightmare on Elm Street, starring Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy Krueger, doesn’t live up to the original – it’s not terrible. If the original Nightmare on Elm Street had never existed, we might even give the new one decent props. Unfortunately, the original was just too damn awesome for any remake to not feel like a cheap knockoff.
Still, horror fans will probably get a kick out of the new Nightmare – and old Nightmare fans can amuse themselves pointing out all the ways the original was more kick-ass than the remake.
The Nightmare on Elm Street 2010 remake is on track to take home the top spot in the weekend box office with a projected $35 million or more in ticket sales. A Nightmare on Elm Street opened the weekend with a sold $15 million in sales on Friday night alone.
The Nightmare on Elm Street Freddy Krueger slasher movie remake is almost certain to take the weekend box office at this point. All that remains to be seen is by how much it will gut the competition in ticket sales.
How to Train Your Dragon will likely land in second place this week, projected to gross another $11 million or so by the end of the weekend. Rounding out the top five, Date Night, The Losers and The Back-Up Plan will probably be battling it out, but it’s a bit too close to call which film will end up as the leader of the pack.
After seven straight weeks at the top of the box office, James Cameron‘s sci-fi epic Avatar was finally pushed out of the number one spot this past weekend. Avatar fell to number two in the weekend box office, pushed aside by the romantic drama Dear John.
We hate to stereotype, but we don’t find it all that surprising that Avatar got bumped off its box office throne on Super Bowl weekend and replaced in the top spot by a chick flick. After all, the ladies had to have something to do while their men were going all caveman for a bunch of guys pounding on each other in the modern gladiator event known as the Super Bowl.
Avatar raked in another $23.6 million at the weekend box office, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the somewhat surprisingly robust ticket sales of Dear John, starring Amanda Seyfried and Channing Tatum. The movie soared to the top of the box office with $32.4 million in sales – with a hefty 84 percent female audience, according to MTV.com. That’s good news for Screen Gems, which made enough in the film’s first weekend to pay for the movie’s entire production budget.
Avatar has managed to top nearly every record at the box office made by James Cameron’s previous epic drama, Titanic, but at least one will remain standing for now. Titanic held number one at the box office for 17 straight weeks.
With a total of over $2 billion at the box office so far, we’re sure the powers-that-be behind Avatar aren’t feeling all that bummed about losing out on conquering another record. We’re sure they are happily consoled with all those fat piles of crisp, green bills to roll around in.