CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

"Toy Story 3" tied as winner in box office derby in 2nd weekend

06-28-2010 16:21 BJT

LOS ANGELES, June 27 (Xinhua) -- The latest installment of the highly popular Toy Story franchise, "Toy Story 3" has stood firmly atop the box office throne, beating up two premieres which have launched a two-flank assault against the animated flick, the North America box office authorities said on Sunday.

Poster of Toy Story 3
Poster of Toy Story 3

The sequel is expected to gross another 59 million U.S. dollars in estimated movie ticket receipts in the United States and Canada, and well on track to sell 226.6 million dollars in entrance fees in just ten days.

Two premieres did solid business this weekend as well.

Sony/Columbia's "Grown Ups" opened with 41 million dollars in estimated sales, while Fox's "Knight & Day" debuted with 20.5 dollars in projected gross.

A comedy written and stared by Adam Sandler, "Grown Ups" tells a story about five best friends who, when reunited more than 30 years later decide to spend the Independence Day weekend together with their families at the lake house where they celebrated their basketball championship. It has received mostly negatives.

"Knight & Day," an action comedy starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz received generally mixed reviews from film critics. It got a "rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes based upon aggregated reviews. The film's performance in the box office is also very poor, registering a nine-percent fall in ticket sales in its second day before falling to No.3 position on Sunday.

Sony/Columbia's action film "The Karate Kid," starring Jackie Chan and Will Smith's 11-year-old son, is still holding its ground, although it has slipped from last week's second place into this week's fourth, taking in 15.4 million dollars in sales and is on trail to garner 135.6 million dollars over three weeks.

Last week's No.3 ,20th Century Fox's release "The A-Team," also dropped two notches to the fifth this weekend, with an estimated 6 million dollars, and 62.8 million dollars for three weeks.

Editor:Liu Fang |Source: Xinhua

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program