Karate Kid Gets Strong Box Office Sales
The movie Karate Kid starring Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith has earned an estimated $19 million Friday and is now on target for a weekend gross that could reach $60 million.
Meanwhile, action movie The A-Team only grossed short of $10 million Friday night, putting its weekend gross at $27 million. Others on the top five movies this weekend include Shrek Forever After with an estimated $4.5 million for a weekend that could reach $15 million.
The R-rated Judd Apatow-produced comedy Get Him to the Greek earned another $3.3 million on Friday, a number likely to translate to $10 million for the three days. And the action comedy Killers with Katherine Heigl and Ashton Kutcher is likely to round out the five with a $2.8 million Friday that should become $8 million by the end of the frame.
This weekend is now on track to beat last year at this time when The Hangover, then in its second weekend of release, earned $32 million, and Pixar’s Up grossed $30 million in its third weekend of release.
The Karate Kid victory will bode well for the struggling box office, especially as Toy Story 3 comes racing into theaters next weekend.