Sunday, June 6, 2010

Box Office Results and Weekly Movie News

Movies coming out this week!

The A-Team - Framed for crime they didn't commit, a team of four former Special Forces soldiers looks to clear their name with the U.S. military.

The Karate Kid - Dre Parker (Smith) moves from Detroit to China with his hard-working mom (Henson), where his feelings for a girl in his class make him the target of a jealous bully who is trained in kung fu. Fortunately for Dre, his building's maintenance man, Mr. Han (Chan), reveals himself to be a master of the self-defense form (Chan) and begins training the boy.

Movies coming out on DVD and Blu-ray!

Shutter Island

From Paris with Love

Box Office results for the weekend!

1 Shrek Forever After$25.3 M

2 Get Him To The Greek$17.4 M

3 Killers $16.1 M

4 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time $13.9 M

5 Sex and the City 2 $12.6 M

6 Marmaduke $11.3 M

7 Iron Man 2 $7.7 M

8 Splice $7.4 M

9 Robin Hood $5.1 M

10 Letters to Juliet $3.0 M

"Shrek" bested four new movies this week to stay on top for three weeks in a row. Not something that happens too often in the summer with all the big tentpole films. But this summer has been lacking so far...

And "Get Him to the Greek, the faulty but still funny comedy from the guys behind "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," is supposed to be this summer's "The Hangover." Don't think it will be making the same amount that film did.

"Killers" came in third - giving Ashton Kutcher more things to tweet about.

The big surprise was "Marmaduke" beating "Splice." Maybe the kid factor had its hand in making parents take their kids to see a talking, dancing dog rather than a genetic creature that gets into all sorts of creepy trouble.

Look for "Shrek" and the debuting "A-Team" to sit beneath "The Karate Kid" next weekend as it is expected to open big. Despite how mediocre the film is, and the fact that it's a bunch of little kids fighting (and a remake that bears little resemblance to the original except for plot structure), it's tracking well and is getting lots of positive buzz. It better do as much business as it can because "Toy Story 3" comes out the 18th and is going to crush any movie that tries to get in its way.

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