Monday June 21, 2010 3:30 pm
Box Office Breakdown: Toy Story Still Has Game
Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: 20th Century Fox, DreamWorks, Disney, Lionsgate, Paramount, Sony, Universal, Warner Bros, Action, Adaptation, Adventure, Animation, Drama, Family, Remakes, Sequels, Comedy, Thrillers, Box Office, Lists
The number “11” appears to be a good one for Pixar.
Although it’s been almost 11 years since we had fun with Woody and Buzz Lightyear, those classic characters were apparently anything but forgotten. This weekend’s long-anticipated debut of Toy Story 3 rang up $110 million, giving Pixar its 11th chart topper in a row. The sequel also surpassed all previous Pixar debuts (including The Incredibles’ $70.5 million from 2004) and became the second best animated opener of all time (right behind Shrek the Third‘s $121.6 million from 2007).
Jonah Hex, on the other hand, was unfortunately cursed from the start. The comic book adaptation - starring Josh Brolin and Megan Fox - fired up a underwhelming $5.4 million. That performance was even more dismal than the debut of Megan Fox’s last film, Jennifer’s Body, which opened to $6.9 million in September 2009.
- Toy Story 3, Disney, $110,307,189 (avg. $27,385)
- The Karate Kid, Sony, $29,876,295 (avg. $8156)
- The A-Team, 20th Century Fox, $14,405,318 (avg. $4065)
- Get Him to the Greek, Universal, $6,104,810 (avg. $2355)
- Shrek Forever After, Paramount/Dreamworks, $5,620,398 (avg. $1753)
- Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Disney, $5,566,464 (avg. $2137)
- Jonah Hex, Warner Bros., $5,379,365 (avg. $1904)
- Killers, Lionsgate, $5,035,755 (avg. $1923)
- Iron Man 2, Paramount, $2,872,252 (avg. $1782)
- Marmaduke, 20th Century Fox, $2,474,195 (avg. $992)
(You can review last week’s numbers here.)
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