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:
- The Karate Kid - $56,000,000
- The A-Team - $26,000,000
- Shrek Forever After - $15,800,000
- Get Him to the Greek - $10,078,000
- Killers - $8,170,000