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.
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.
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.
Tim Burton‘s Alice in Wonderland, starring Johnny Depp, topped the box office this weekend for the second week in a row. The re-imagined 3-D film based on the works of Lewis Carrol raked in an estimated $62 million in ticket sales.
Alice in Wonderland has already made over $200 million since it hit theaters March 5. In addition to massive ticket sales, the film has also set a number of box office records. Alice had the sixth largest box office opening of all time, the highest debut ever for a 3-D film and the best ever Imax launch.
Coming in second for the weekend was the Matt Damon Iraq war film Green Zone, collecting a relatively paltry $14.5 million for NBC Universal. Rounding out the top five at the weekend box office were Jay Baruchel‘s She’s Out of My League, Robert Pattinson‘s Remember Me and America Ferrera‘s Our Family Wedding.