Karate Kid Chops Down The A-Team

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Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith were heroes at the box office this past weekend, as The Karate Kid deseated Shrek Forever After with a $56 million opening.

Embarrassingly, The A-Team was a non-starter at #2 with only $26 million. The Joe Carnahan-directed remake of the popular 1980's television series, starring Bradley Cooper, Liam Neeson, Sharlto Copely and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, cost an estimated $110 million to make. I guess America doesn't like flying tanks all that much.

Shrek Forever After dropped to third place with $15.8 million, to give it a four week gross of $210 million. Jonah Hill and Russell Brand landed at #4 as Get Him to the Greek brought in an additional $10.1 million, giving it a ten day total of $36.5 million.

And Ashton Kutcher's and Katherine Heigl's woes continued as Killers dropped 47% from its already weak opening weekend to earn $8.2 million. This raises the film's total to $30.4 million. Not good for a movie that is purportedly Lionsgate's costliest to date.

Here's a quick look at the Top 5:

  1. The Karate Kid - $56,000,000
  2. The A-Team - $26,000,000
  3. Shrek Forever After - $15,800,000
  4. Get Him to the Greek - $10,078,000
  5. Killers - $8,170,000

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The A-Team Quotes

I love it when a plan comes together.

Col. John 'Hannibal' Smith

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Lt. Templeton 'Faceman' Peck: What the Hell was that?
Capt. 'Howling Mad' Murdock: If you look out the right hand side of the aircraft you will notice that the right wing is on fire.

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