Shrek Forever After topped the box office chart for the second week in a row keeping newcomers Sex and the City 2 and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time at bay. The film earned over $55 million dollars during the holiday weekend, making its grand total $145,500,000. Disney’s Prince of Persia didn’t do too bad for itself coming in second with $37.8 million barely beating out Sex and the City 2 which followed with $37.1 million.
Check out the rest of the week’s numbers…
- Shrek Forever After | Last Week 1 | Paramount/Dreamworks | Weekend Gross $ 55,725,000 | Average Per Theater $12,760| Total Gross $145,500,000 | Film Budget $165 | Week 2
- Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time | New | BV | Weekend Gross $ 37,800,000 | Average Per Theater $ $10,368 | Total Gross $37,800,000 | Film Budget $200 | Week 1
- Sex and the City 2 | New | WB | Weekend Gross $37,145,000 | Average Per Theater $10,782 | Total Gross $51,353,000 | Film Budget $100 | Week 1
- Iron Man 2 | Last Week 2 | Paramount | Weekend Gross $20,600,000| Average Per Theater $5,415 | Total Gross $279,176,000 | Film Budget $200 | Week 4
- Robin Hood | Last Week 3 | Universal | Weekend Gross $13,600,000 | Average Per Theater $4,032| Total Gross $86,319,000 | Film Budget $200 | Week 3
- Letters to Juliet | Last Week 4 | Summit | Weekend Gross $7,250,000 | Average Per Theater $2,566 | Total Gross $37,950,000 | Week 3
- Just Wright | Last Week 5 | FoxSearchlight | Weekend Gross $2,700,000 | Average Per Theater $2,259 | Total Gross $18,697,000 | Week 3
- Date Night | Last Week 7 | Fox | Weekend Gross $2,250,000 | Average Per Theater $1,998| Total Gross $93,947,000| Film Budget $55 | Week 8
- MacGruber | Last Week 6 | Universal | Weekend Gross $1,900,000 | Average Per Theater $746 | Total Gross $7,550,000 | Film Budget $10 | Week 2
- How to Train Your Dragon | Last Week 9 | Paramount/Dreamworks | Weekend Gross $1,465,000 | Average Per Theater $1,776 | Total Gross $213,069,000 | Film Budget $165 | Week 10
Overall, the Memorial Day weekend was a little weak compared to the massive numbers we’ve seen in the past. It was the lowest-grossing in nine years and the slowest in 15 years in terms of estimated attendance. We don’t know if the outcome had to do with the recession or lack of interest. The top three films included two rehashed and unnecessary sequels while the other was a video game adaptation that featured a talented but miscast actor in the lead. With this kind of selection what would you expect?
What film did you go see over the holiday weekend?