Tuesday, June 1, 2010

And the box office champion this week is...

Despite a heavyweight sequel with Sarah Jessica Parker and the promise of Jake Gyllenhaal’s washboard abs, Shrek Forever After remains on top this holiday weekend. Funny that Memorial day weekend should feature some of the least memorable sequels, isn’t it?

Sex & the City 2 didn’t fare as well as I thought. While I’m disappointed that my predictions were off, after having to watch the movie twice, I’m glad it didn’t too well. As I told Bayer, I went to see it a second time for my one-year anniversary. The things we do for love, right? Check out Allen and I’s he said/He Said for some more thoughts on the less than fabulous sequel.

Prince of Persia didn’t exactly bring in the heat in its opening weekend either. Considering a lot of video game adaptations are straight money-makers, I was a little shocked, but considering the whole Aladdin come to life feel of the trailers, can’t say I’m too surprised.

The third sequel on this weekend’s top five list is Iron Man 2. Like I said, expect this one to hold on even after only so-so reviews. It’s definitely starting to slow down, but not stopping yet.

Finally, Robin Hood brings up the tail end of the top five. Honestly, all that can be said about this movie has already been said. Russell Crowe and Ridley Scott were probably hoping for a hit, but don’t expect it to stick around much longer, especially after next weekend’s line-up.

Rank. Movie Title – Weekend Gross | Theaters | Total Gross | Week #

1. Shrek Forever After – $43,345,000 / 4,367 / $133,095,000 / 2

2. Sex & the City 2 – $32,125,000 / 3,445 / $46,333,000 / 1

3. Prince of Persia: Sands of Time – $30,170,000 / 3,646 / $30,170,000 / 1

4. Iron Man 2 – $16,035,000 / 3,804 / $274,612,000 / 4

5. Robin Hood – $10,305,000 / 3,373 / $83,024,000 / 3

Source: www.boxofficemojo.com

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