Who knew Will Smith’s offspring could save this summer’s box office numbers? For weeks, highly-anticipated flims and sequels have disappointed at theaters. Then comes along a pint-sized 12-year old kid and propels the box office to 11 percent up from last years weekend frame.
In the battle of the 80’s remake, “The Karate Kid” dominated “The A-Team“. The karate flick scored an estimated $56 million and earned an A grade from exit audiences, while the male-target “A-Team” scored less than half that with $26 million. Though not an awful start, it was beneath expectations given it’s hot cast. Studio execs should take comfort that the film scored a solid B+ from audiences which will help the move in the coming weeks.
In third place was “Shrek Forever After” with another $15.8 million bringing it’s cumulative totale to $210 million, which is solid but far below any of the other Shrek releases. R-rated comedy, “Get Him to the Greek” earned $10 million and the Ashton Kutcher-Katherine Heigl spy flick scored $8 million rounding out the top 5.
Here are the numbers from the Top Ten movies this week.