Saturday, June 05, 2010

The Junetime Derby

Now with salty Add On.

The weekend derby is off and running and Shrek Forever After again leads the pack with $6.5 million and a $164.2 million accumulation. Not bad for a cartoon that was deemed a disappointment during opening weekend ...

As the Nikkster informs us:

...DreamWorks Animation's "Shrek Forever After" ... was #1 Friday with the fourquel's strong -38% hold (thanks to more runs and higher 3D ticket prices than any newcomer) and will be #1 for the weekend ...

1. Shrek Forever After 3D (DWA/Par) Week 3 [4,386 Theaters] -- Friday $6.5M, Estimated Weekend $24M, Estimated Cume $183.5M

2. Get Him To The Greek (Universal) NEW [2,697] -- Friday $6.2M, Estimated Weekend $17.4M

3. Killers (Lionsgate) NEW [2,859] -- Friday $5.6M, Estimated Weekend $15.5M

4. Sex And The City 2 (NL/Warner Bros) Week 2 [3,445] -- Friday $4.4M (-66%), Estimated Weekend $13M, Estimated Cume $74.3M

5. Prince of Persia (Disney) Week 2 [3,646] -- Friday $4.1M (-60%), Estimated Weekend $14M, Estimated Cume $61M

Sadly, it appears that How to Train Your Dragon has now dropped out of the Top Ten, so DreamWorks Animation has lost the bragging rights to having two animated features in the Golden Circle at the same time.

Add On: The ogre takes the smallest hit of any Top Ten feature, collecting $25.3 million and ending with $183 mill after three weekends.


Anonymous said...

Shrek Forever After might end up making around $30 million more than Dragon, but Dragon's performance is still the more impressive one.

Steve Hulett said...

The ogre will hit 4x his opening weekend.

Anonymous said...

I don't see it after this weekend, Steve. It will be lucky to hit $260 million.

As is, it will probably have another decent upcoming weekend, but Toy Story 3 will hurt it big time, and Despicable Me will likely take away enough theaters to end the party.

Still, $250 million is nothing to sneeze at, which is what it's projected to do stateside. Overall though it will still be very profitable.

Steve Hulett said...

Like I said. Times Four.

It opened with 70 million dollars. Will end with $260-280 million.

But maybe your right. Perhaps the multiple will only be 3.7 ...

Anonymous said...

so does this mean we'll be seeing Shrek 5 in the near future?

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