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    June 22, 2010

    BOX OFFICE: WEEK 25 OF 2010


    Week 25/2010
    US BOX OFFICE WEEKEND 18-20 June 2010

    This week, the ever famous toys collection from Pixar are back in theaters and easily the number one movie of the week. Also arriving but shot dead on arrival is DC Comics' Jonah Hex. The Pixar's beloved tale of Toy Story 3 easily raked in $109 million over the weekend, enough to secure the second spot for the highest-grossing start behind Shrek The Third. That figure also put Toy Story 3 the tenth biggest opening ever (of course with some help from 3D premium charges). Toy Story 3 is also the highest-grossing opening of June, edging last year's Transformers 2. Overall, the weekend business is up by 29% compared to the same weekend last year.

    [NUMBER 1] Pixar made 11 out of 11 blockbusters so far - no miss! Toy Story 3 became their highest launch ever, out-pacing previous height of The Incredibles' $70.5 million. By comparison, the first Toy Story made $29.14 million on first weekend while Toy Story 2 doubled that figure to a $57.4 million opening. The popularity of the franchise is nevertheless still phenomenon even after a long gap of 11 years and those who have watched the previous films would love to come back for a third adventure - supposedly the last one. 3D comprised 60% of the overall business, comparable to Shrek Forever After.

    [NUMBER 8] Jonah Hex saw a disastrous opening. Arriving at eighth place with a disturbing figure of $5.1 million, the Warner Bros film grossed one of the smallest opening for a summer action film. The opening figure is completely misfires as Jonah Hex is supposedly served as a counter-programming of Toy Story 3. By comparison, last DC's production, The Losers made $9.4 million! The Josh Brolin, Megan Fox and John Malkovich film failed to launch and further cemented by the fact that none of the cast can really open a film. Jonah Hex will open in Malaysia later this year.


    [OTHERS] With a relatively strong weekend, most films managed to held up well. Last week's champ The Karate Kid dropped 48% to about $29 million ($106.3 million total) while fellow opener The A-Team made $13.8 million ($49.8 million total). For complete details on the week's box office in US, check out the full top ten chart below:

    Rank Movie Title Weekend Gross ($) Total Gross ($)
    1 TOY STORY 3 109,000,000 109,000,000
    2 THE KARATE KID 29,000,000 106,254,000
    3 THE A-TEAM 13,775,000 49,797,000
    4 GET HIM TO THE GREEK 6,117,000 47,857,000
    5 SHREK FOREVER AFTER 5,520,000 222,977,000
    6 PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME 5,273,000 80,508,000
    7 KILLERS 5,100,000 39,370,000
    8 JONAH HEX 5,085,000 5,085,000
    9 IRON MAN 2 2,675,000 304,764,000
    10 MARMADUKE 2,650,000 27,886,000
    *Note: All figures are estimated only. Courtesy of BOX OFFICE MOJO.


    Week 25/2010
    MALAYSIA BOX OFFICE WEEKEND 17-20 June 2010

    In a similar story like in United States, Toy Story 3 took over the box office champ from The Karate Kid in Malaysia. Few local films like Kapoww and Kecoh Betul are still not showing anything impressive yet. Raavanan took the third spot while The A-Team goes fourth on second weekend. Check out the top ten movies in Malaysia:

    Rank Movie Title
    1 TOY STORY 3
    2 THE KARATE KID
    3 RAAVANAN (Tamil)
    4 THE A-TEAM
    5 SEX AND THE CITY 2
    6 LAGENDA BUDAK SETAN (Malay)
    7 PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME
    8 THE HAUNTING LOVER (Cantonese)
    9 KAPOWW: ATOI THE BUDAK AJAIB (Malay)
    10 KECOH BETUL (Malay)
    *Note: Courtesy of CINEMA ONLINE
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