Sunday, June 6, 2010

Box Office Update: D-Day+66 Edition

Today, the Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Boston Celtics, evening the NBA Finals at one game apiece. Yesterday, the Italian national soccer team – yes, the defending World Cup champion Azzurri – had to scramble to save a 1-1 draw vs. Switzerland, days after a humiliating 2-1 defeat to Mexico. My brutal weekend continued, with my fourth, seventh and eighth picks in the summer box office contest – “Get Him to the Greek,” “Marmaduke” and “Splice,” respectively – opening to a combined $36.2 million, according to Box Office Mojo.

Dave’s “Killers” fired up $16.1 million worth of tickets in its opening weekend, “Sex and the City 2” dropped -59% for a 10-day total of $73.4 million, and “Robin Hood” is quietly shooting toward $100 million.

Stu’s “Shrek Forever After” was #1 for the third weekend in a row, lumbering its way to a cume of $184 million to date.

John’s “Iron Man 2” is now up to $291.3 million, while “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” has fought its way to $59.5 million.

Next week brings the release of “The A-Team” for John and “The Karate Kid” for Stu. I heard something truly bizarre tonight, that a friend of ours thinks “The A-Team” will have a three-day opening tally of $55 million and “The Karate Kid” will open at $28 million. Wow.

Here are the totals through June 6:

John (four films): $456 million
Dave (two films): $184 million
Stu (one film): $183 million
Robert (three films): $36.2 million