Weekend Recap: “Grown Ups” can’t put away the Toys

It’s still a Toy’s world, no matter what Grown Ups have to say about it. The Pixar film had an equally impressive second week dropping just below $60 million and making it the fourth highest grossing film of 2010 in just its second week. In fact, “Toy Story 3” had made just $3 million less than “Shrek Forever After” domestically and in one-third the amount of time. Goes to show what a difference good reviews can make. “Toy Story 3” should give “Alice in Wonderland” a run for highest-grossing film of 2010 so far.

Adam Sandler’s latest, “Grown Ups,” did well for a Happy Madison Productions film, earning $40.5 million and offering more proof that Sandler offers the most bankable comedy out there today. Other newcomer “Knight and Day,” which came out Wednesday, earned just $20 million this weekend and just $27.4 million over the five-day span, proving the early release a total waste.

  1. Toy Story 3 – $59.3 M (weekend) … $226.8 M (gross)
  2. Grown Ups – $40.5 M … $40.5 M
  3. Knight and Day – $20.1 M … $20.1 M
  4. The Karate Kid – $15.5 M … $135.7 M
  5. The A-Team – $6.2 M … $63 M
  6. Get Him to the Greek – $3.14 M … $54.6 M
  7. Shrek Forever After – $3.10 M … $229.5 M
  8. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time – $2.8 M … $86.2 M
  9. Killers – $1.9 M … $43.9 M
  10. Jonah Hex – $1.6 M … $9.1 M

Everything else dropped accordingly this week. The box office was down 18 percent this week and way down from this weekend last year when “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” dominated the box office.

Elsewhere in the top ten, “Jonah Hex” will enjoy its last week on the chart as the film earned below $2 million this weekend, dropping nearly 70 percent from its abysmal $5.3 million, which would easily constitute as the year’s biggest flop.

The other notable this weekend was the indie comedy “Cyrus” starring John C. Reilly and Jonah Hill, which earned a $17,719 per theater average in its second week, which is higher than any film previously released.


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