Monday, May 31, 2010

Box office

From ew, Shrek Forever After is still the winner of the weakest Memorial Day in years. But now a drop-off from Sex in the City 2 has propelled the PG-13-rated Prince of Persia into second place for the holiday frame. The Jake Gyllenhaal-starring actioner grossed $37.7 million for the four days while Sex earned $37.1 million for the four days. The R-rated romp starring Sarah Jessica Parker has been unable in its five day opening weekend to outgross the $57 million earned by the original Sex and the City movie, which bowed in 2008.

Shrek Forever After wins with $55 million for the weekend for a total of $145 million while Iron Man 2 and Robin Hood round out the top five with $20.6 million and $13.5 million respectively.

1 comment:

Octopunk said...

Did SITC#1 earn 57 mil its opening weekend or overall? I can't tell from this write-up and I'm too lazy to look it up right now.

Julie and I saw Exit Through the Gift Shop Friday night and there was a lot of people whooping it up over Sex in the City 2 opening. Like, yelling "Sex in the Citaaaaaayy!" from balconies and such. Granted, we were at one of Hollywood's most popular theaters, outdoor band, restaurant, etc.

We saw Will from Will and Grace! A pair of ladies asked him to be in a picture and he was very cool about it.