Talk about your landslides. Moviegoers voted with their wallets this weekend, and they unanimously voted for Toy Story 3, which brought in $109 million. Not only is that the biggest opening for a Pixar film yet (money-wise, anyway; the 3-D prices help), it also had the biggest June weekend opening ever, beating Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. And without even a single robot testicle! Unfortunately, it fell just short of having the biggest opening of any animated feature, since Shrek the Third made $122 million in its 2007 opening, but it can rest confident knowing that it's a much, much better movie.
The weekend overall was also a record-setter, being the highest-grossing third weekend in June ever, thanks to continued strong showings from The Karate Kid ($29 million) and The A-Team ($14 million), both of which dropped significantly, but not as much as others. However, no thanks is due to Jonah Hex, which is the latest DC Comics adaptation to bomb, after The Losers. In its opening weekend, it set box office lows for both the comic book and Western genres, most likely because the commercials couldn't show their leading man's face too closely without making people throw up, leaving the ad campaign squarely in the hands of one Megan Fox, who couldn't even sell Jennifer's Body while wearing a cheerleader's outfit.
The Top Ten:
1. Toy Story 3 $109 million
2. The Karate Kid $29 million ($106 million in 2 weeks)
3. The A-Team $14 million ($50 million in 2 weeks)
4. Get Him to the Greek $6 million ($48 million in 3 weeks)
5. Shrek Forever After $6 million ($223 million in 5 weeks)
6. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time $5 million ($81 million in 4 weeks)
7. Killers $5 million ($39 million in 3 weeks)
8. Jonah Hex $5 million
9. Iron Man 2 $3 million ($305 million in 7 weeks)
10. Marmaduke $3 million ($28 million in 3 weeks)
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