Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz are a pretty high profile matchup as is the comedy ensemble of Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Rob Schneider, Chris Rock and David Spade, but neither were able to take down a gang of animated toys. Toy Story 3 took in another $59 million, but it did take a 47% hit, which is the highest second week drop for a Pixar summer release. However, that’s really not that bad considering the film is coming off of a massive $110 million opening. So far, Toy Story 3 has a total gross of $226.6 million as compared to Pixar’s highest grossing film ever, Find Nemo, which only had $144 million in the bank after week two.
Sony will be pleased with Grown Ups’ showing. It didn’t come close to snagging the top spot, but did earn a respectable $41 million despite dismal reviews. The same likely won’t be true for the folks over at Fox who watched their $117 million production take in just $20.5 million this weekend. Oh, and that two day head start? It only boosts the total to $27.8 million.
Coming in at #4 is The Karate Kid with $15.4 million continuing to trounce its opening week competition, The A-Team, which only added another $6 million to the pot. So far, The Karate Kid has a total gross of $135.6 million while The A-Team only racked up $62.8 million. Considering The A-Team’s budget was more than double The Karate Kid’s it’s quite clear that one’s a massive success while the other is a harsh bust.
The sixth spot went to Get Him to the Greek, which took in another $3 million followed by Shrek Forever After’s $2.9 million haul. Prince of Persia finds itself in the eighth spot with $2.8 million followed by Killers with $2 million. Rounding out the top ten is poor Jonah Hex, which dropped a massive 70.3% only earning $1.6 million. Compared to its big budget company, Jonah Hex is relatively inexpensive, however, with just $9.1 million in the bank after two weeks, the odds of it making a decent profit are grim.
With The Twilight Saga: Eclipse hitting theaters midweek, it’s quite obvious what’s going to happen now; everyone better get ready to move at least one notch down. With that one almost a guaranteed success, the film to keep an eye on will be M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender. Will enough Twihards opt to see Eclipse ASAP and give Airbender a fighting chance over the weekend? I’m pulling for a Shyamalan comeback, but in terms of box office performance, I don’t have a good feeling about this one.