Sunday, June 20, 2010

Box Office Update: Toy Edition

“Toy Story 3” finally opened, restoring just a slight bit of dignity to my selections in this year’s box office pool. The highly anticipated threequel grossed $109 million in its first three days, establishing a new opening weekend record for a Disney/Pixar film.

The weekend’s other wide release, Dave’s “Jonah Hex,” unfortunately misfired, grossing $5.1 million.

Stu’s improbable summer blockbuster – “The Karate Kid” – chopped up another $29 million for a 10-day cume of $106 million.

The plan of John’s would-be sleeper blockbuster – “The A-Team” – didn’t quite come together, but it added another $13.8 million for a 10-day total of $49.8 million.

John’s third pick, the Tom Cruise-Cameron Diaz action comedy “Knight and Day,” leaps into action on Wednesday. Dave’s fifth – the summer comedy “Grown-Ups,” starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade and Rob Schneider – opens Friday.

Here are the totals through June 20:

John (five films): $507 million
Stu (two films): $329 million
Dave (four films): $237 million
Robert (four films): $200 million