Apparently the only thing that can beat out a sequel is a quad-rel! The fourth and final installment in the Shrek series has made a resurgence in popularity with it’s viewers and a ton of money. Sadly, Iron Man 2 in its third week has lost its lead by a long shot. Although! It has made $250 million domestically and $506 million worldwide so there’s not really much to complain about. In fact, I think about the same amount of people have seen the second film as the first, this time they all just saw it a lot faster.
Check out this weekends box office Top 10 below…
- Shrek Forever After | New | Paramount/Dreamworks | Weekend Gross $71,250,000 | Average Per Theater $16,345 | Total Gross $71,250,000 | Film Budget $165 | Week 1
- Iron Man 2 | Last Week 1 | Paramount | Weekend Gross $26,600,000 | Average Per Theater $6,368 | Total Gross $251,265,000 | Film Budget $200 | Week 3
- Robin Hood | Last Week 2 | Universal | Weekend Gross $18,700,000 | Average Per Theater $5,335 | Total Gross $66,100,000 | Film Budget $200 | Week 2
- Letters to Juliet | Last Week 3 | Summit | Weekend Gross $9,100,000 | Average Per Theater $3,059 | Total Gross $27,400,000 | Week 2
- Just Wright | Last Week 4 | FoxSearchlight | Weekend Gross $4,225,000 | Average Per Theater $2,307 | Total Gross $14,631,000 | Week 2
- MacGruber | New | Universal | Weekend Gross $4,100,000 | Average Per Theater $1,607 | Total Gross $4,100,000 | Film Budget $10 | Week 1
- Date Night | Last Week 7 | Fox | Weekend Gross $2,825,000 | Average Per Theater $1,512 | Total Gross $90,660,000 | Film Budget $55 | Week 7
- A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) | Last Week 6 | WB (NL) | Weekend Gross $2,285,000 | Average Per Theater $1,075 | Total Gross $59,931,000 | Film Budget $35 | Week 4
- How to Train Your Dragon | Last Week 5 | Paramount/Dreamworks | Weekend Gross $1,850,000 | Average Per Theater $1,057 | Total Gross $210,940,000 | Film Budget $165 | Week 9
- Kites | New | Reliance | Weekend Gross $1,037,000 | Average Per Theater $4,986 | Total Gross $1,037,000 | Week 1
As for the rest of the new-comers, despite the surprising positive reaction to MacGruber it still didn’t have a great opening. Then again, the positive word-of-mouth may be what keeps it around for a while. We’ll have to wait and see! And Kites, one of the most original films I’ve heard of in a long time, an American, Mexican Bollywood has made it on to the list. Hopefully with it’s mass appeal it can stick around.
Big success and major bomb of the week:
- Bomb: Robin Hood - It cost $200 million to make and in only it’s second week has dropped to #3 (after never seeing the #1 spot) and has only grossed $66 million Domestically – OUCH. This is somewhat reminiscent of The Wolfman for Universal
- Success: How to Train Your Dragon has now stayed in the Top 10 for nine whole weeks! If that doesn’t attest to its likability I don’t know what does.