Not surprisingly, Toy Story 3 ruled the box office during its opening weekend last week. Topping out at just over $110 million, the movie delivered the studio’s highest-grossing launch yet, supplanting the $70.5 million bow of 2004’s The Incredibles. It continued its commercial dominance this weekend, however, dropping an elbow-smash on Adam Sandler’s Grown Ups, which pulled in just under $41 million in its opening weekend. Toy Story 3‘s $59 million weekend haul easily surpassed that total, bringing its two-week Stateside gross to just under $227
million. Sandler and friends managed to best the week’s other big new studio bow, however — Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz‘s Knight and Day, which grossed $20.4 million over the weekend to bring its five-day premiere total to $27.7 million, according to studio estimates.
Rounding out the top 10 were the rebooted The Karate Kid, which fell off over 45 percent for the second straight week, pulling in $15.5 million, for a $135.7 million total; the rebooted The A-Team, with $6.2 million, for a cumulative $63 million haul; Forgetting Sarah Marshall spin-off Get Him to the Greek, with $3.1 million, for a $54.6 million total; Shrek Forever After, with $3.1 million, for a $230 million cumulative gross; Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, with $2.8 million, for a $86.2 million total; Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl’s Killers, with $1.9 million, for a $43.9 million total; and Jonah Hex, which dropped 70 percent in its sophomore frame, pulling in $1.6 million, for a $9.1 million Stateside total.
Notable in limited release, Alain Resnais’ Wild Grass averaged just over $7,800 on five screens, while Restrepo averaged just under $17,800 on a pair of screens, and Oliver Stone’s South of the Border grossed $21,545 on a single screen.