Sunday, June 13, 2010

Box Office Update: World Cup Edition

In an event as unlikely as the country of England (the birthplace of football, aka soccer) failing to beat the United States in a World Cup match, Stu’s eighth pick, “The Karate Kid” remake starring Jaden Smith, was the #1 movie at the box office this weekend, kicking up an estimated $56 million in its first three days.

The weekend’s other major wide release was John’s fifth pick, “The A-Team,” and the re-boot of the 1980s television series fired blanks, opening to a relatively disappointing $26 million.

As for the holdover success stories, John’s “Iron Man 2” will pass $300 million this week, Stu’s “Shrek Forever After” has passed the $210 million mark, and Dave’s “Robin Hood” will pass $100 million this week. I, on the other hand, have no success stories.

Next week brings my biggest hope, Disney/Pixar’s “Toy Story 3,” while Dave hopes “Jonah Hex” will rustle up some business.

Here are the totals through June 13:

John (five films): $507 million
Stu (two films): $266 million
Dave (three films): $215 million
Robert (three films): $72 million