Box Office Roundup: June 25-27, 2010

Monday, 28 June 2010 07:17 Written by  Eric Walkuski
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Box Office Roundup: June 25-27, 2010

After opening in splendid fashion last week, Toy Story 3 had a battle going into its second frame. While Jonah Hex wasn't going to be any kind of competition (and it was indeed squashed - more under the weight of audience disinterest than anything else), a gaggle of mega-watt stars in two high-profile films stood in the Pixar sequel's way this time around. Did Woody and the gang overcome flashy names like Cruise, Sandler, Diaz and... Spade?

Indeed. Toy Story 3 grossed an estimated $59 million in its second weekend, a decline of 47%. Not too shabby for the flick, which has now gathered $226.6 million thus far, an astounding number. (It sits at #5 for the year already.) Notably, it holds the seventh best second weekend gross ever, and is well on its way to becoming Pixar's second highest domestic grosser (worldwide will be a much tougher assignment).

Landing in second place is the all-star comedy Grown-Ups, which opened with an estimate typical of Adam Sandler summer movies, $41 million. To put it in perspective, Sandler summer films like You Don't Mess with the Zohan, Click, Mr. Deeds and Big Daddy have all opened in the $37-41 million range, so he's obviously a dependable brand. (Except when he slides outside of his, and the audience's, comfort zone.)

Sitting in third with $20.5 million opening is Knight & Day, starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. The James Mangold film opened on Wednesday, giving it $27.8 million in five days. No way to sugarcoat it - this one's a massive disappointment. I hesitate to say "flop" because there's still a good chance the film will do well overseas, where movie stars still have some clout. But if Tom Cruise was looking to resurrect his career in spectacular fashion, well, he'll have to wait until that "Les Grossman" movie.

Next week sees the release of two more anticipated films, including Eclipse, which is likely to have the year's biggest opening. M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender looks to counter-program a bit, but it remains to be seen if anything can butt heads with the Twilight behemoth.

Title... Weekend Gross... Total Cume...

1. Toy Story 3 - $59,000,000 - $226,552,000
2. Grown Ups - $41,000,000 - $41,000,000
3. Knight & Day - $20,500,000 - $27,789,000
4. The Karate Kid - $15,400,000 - $135,641,000
5. The A-Team - $6,000,000 - $62,843,000
6. Get Him to the Greek - $3,010,000 - $54,486,000
7. Shrek Forever After - $2,875,000 - $229,313,000
8. Prince of Persia - $2,801,000 - $86,177,000
9. Killers - $2,000,000 - $44,000,000
10. Jonah Hex - $1,600,000 - $9,144,000

Source: Box Office Mojo

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