The June 25-27 weekend Box Office Estimates have been calculated and published in the web. While certain movies that were expected to be at the top of the chart remain there, others have taken their shifts up and down the chart with the new arrivals coming in. Well, no surprises, the computer animated movie, Toy Story 3 has had a massive #1 earning a $59 million for a 10-day total of $226.6, surpassing the totals of Adam Sandler’s Grown Ups and Tom Cruise’s Knight and Day by quite a margin.
Toy Story 3 also had a massive number one debut earning a sum of $109 million over its opening weekend and considering all the movies that hit the $100 million mark, Toy Story 3 is placed at #3, preceded by Shrek 2 and Shrek 3.Toy Story 3 isn’t far behind Shrek Forever After, considering the movies’ cumulative grosses which turn out to be that it is trailing Shrek Forever After by less than only 3 million. And this isn’t much with regard to the movie industry.
In second place is the comedy flick, Grown Ups with an estimated $41 million. However, according to sources, this amounts to about 5 million more than what was predicted and many feel the result of this positive figure is Sandler’s brand name and not to forget the comic cast for the movie including Chris Rock, Kevin James, David Spade, and Rob Schneider. With Grown Ups and Knight and Day in their first week of release, the action thriller, Knight and Day was forced to take one step below Grown Ups, earning less than half of the weekend gross of Grown Ups, amounting to about $20.5 million.
This is disappointing to the Knight and Day fans, but many feel that this is due to the film having to compete with previously released similar genres like Killers and The Bounty Hunter, but you never know what it would be like next weekend, with constant fluctuations in the earnings. Finally, in the fourth and fifth places, screening for the past 3 weeks, are The Karate Kid and The A-Team with weekend gross earnings of $15.4 million totaling $135.6 million and $6 million totaling $62.8 million to date.
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