The Karate Kid finishes first while The A-Team comes in second at the box office
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
I knew THE KARATE KID would be successful because the story is proven and there aren’t many quality, non-animated kid movies these days, but I was definitely not expecting $56 million. Somewhere, Ralph Macchio is kicking himself. I am surprised at the disappointing numbers for THE A-TEAM, I thought it was a really fun ride and I think a lot of people are missing out on a really good summer blockbuster. SHREK: FOREVER AFTER finally fell out of the top spot and dropped to number 3 with $15 million. Other than that, the rest of the rankings were similar to last week.
So next week sees the release of a little movie called TOY STORY 3, which is all but guaranteed to be the number 1 movie. It also sees the release of JONAH HEX, which I’m afraid is destined to be this year’s biggest box office flop. I think it would have done much better with an early fall or late winter release because the buzz on that film is almost zero.
1 The Karate Kid $56,000,000
2 The A-Team $26,000,000
3 Shrek Forever After $15,800,000
4 Get Him to the Greek $10,100,000
5 Killers $8,170,000
6 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time $6,600,000
7 Marmaduke $6,000,000
8 Sex and the City 2 $5,525,000
9 Iron Man 2 $4,550,000
10 Splice $2,860,000
Source: Box Office Mojo