Now with the Add On.
Box Office Prophets handicaps the oncoming festivities.
... [T]he weekend almost certainly belongs again to Toy Story 3. Pixar’s latest opened to a record for the studio, at just a little over $110 million, and is showing no signs of stopping mid-week. ... It should get to at least $200 million by the end of this weekend with a $68 million effort.
Only two other holdovers have a chance to put up significant numbers; The Karate Kid and The A-Team both put up as strong of numbers as you would expect for their second weekends, at $30 million and $14 million apiece ...
1) Toy Story 3 -- 68.3 miilion
2) Grown Ups -- 46.9 million
3) Knight and Day -- 34.6 million
4) The Karate Kid -- 17.5 million
5) The A-Team -- 8.1 million
Meanwhile, a few notches down, Shrek Forever After clicks along. Through Thursday, the ogre has collected $226.4 million domestic dollars.
(CNBC's rundown of top-grossing animated films -- no doubt cribbed from B.O. Mojo -- can be found here. But they have a nice set of factoids for each feature.)
Add On: The Hollywood Reporter reports Friday numbers:
Sony's ensemble comedy "Grown Ups" rung up an estimated $14.5 million in domestic boxoffice on Friday to kick off a likely $40 million-plus opening weekend. ...
Disney's 3D threequel "Toy Story 3" is virtually guaranteed to repeat at No. 1 in its sophomore session after fetching $18 million on Friday and topping the daily rankings. The Pixar-produced pic totes $175.5 million in cumulative boxoffice through its first eight days ...
Add On Too: The Nikkster tells the tale:
... Toy Story 3 tops the North American box office for the 2nd straight week, recording the highest second weekend ever for Disney/Pixar. It's also the second fastest Disney film to pass $200 million domestic box office -- 9 days, compared to Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest's 8 days. Thanks to higher 3D ticket prices and a wide release into 4,028 theaters, the toon with massive appeal did $18.0M Friday and $22.6M Saturday and an estimated $18.4M for Sunday. ...
And at the wire, we find Grown Ups in second place, Knight and Day in third, and Shrek Forever After in the 7th position, with $229.3 million in the haversack.