Shrek 4 dominates as MacGruber fails at the box office

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

Kids movies always do well, so it’s no surprise that SHREK FOREVER AFTER pulled in $71.2 million on opening weekend.  To put it in perspective, the first SHREK did $42 million, SHREK 2 did $108 million and SHREK THE THIRD did $128 million.  So even though #4 did well, maybe this is a sign the ogre is wearing thin on audiences.  The other new movie to open this weekend was MACGRUBER, which managed a paltry $4.1 million.  I can’t say I’m surprised at that since it seemed like there weren’t many fans of the SNL skit to begin with.  I have to give the marketing team some credit though, because the previews and TV spots made the film look very funny.

Next week is a big one with SEX AND THE CITY 2 exploding onto the big screen along with a buff Jake Gyllenhaal in PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME.  Something tells me that 4 50 year-old women will easily crush Jake G. at the box office.

Mike Meyers as Shrek

1)  Shrek Forever After  $71,250,000

2)  Iron Man 2  $26,600,000

3)  Robin Hood  $18,700,000

4)  Letters to Juliet  $9,100,000

5)  Just Wright  $4,225,000

6)  MacGruber  $4,100,000

7)  Date Night $2,825,000

8)  A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)  $2,285,000

9)  How to Train Your Dragon  $1,850,000

10)  Kites  $952,000

Source: Box Office Mojo, Deadline

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