Shrek Underperforms, MacGruber Bombs, And Alice Nears 1 Billion!
Shrek Forever After (or Shrek: The Final Chapter) underperformed at the box office this weekend. Even with the help of 3D and IMAX it only opened with $71.2 million. Compare that with Shrek 2 which opened with $108 million in 2004 and Shrek the Third's $121.6 million opener in a crowded 2007. It seems like audiences are no longer hyped for the jolly green ogre.
MacGruber, the latest movie based on an SNL sketch, was a flop. It opened at #6 with $4.1 million. The flick's budget is only $10 million, so it could eventually make a profit if it becomes a cult hit.
Alice in Wonderland continues on its road to $1 billion worldwide. So far it has grossed $996.5 million. Expect a press release from Disney sometime this week or after the Memorial Day weekend.
In other box office news, Iron Man 2 dropped to second place with $26.6 million. Its domestic total is $251.2 million. The sequel is performing at a better rate than the original, but that's only because of its opening weekend gross. In reality, it's doing worse. To compare, Iron Man grossed $31.8 million in its third weekend. In its fourth weekend it grossed $26.1 million which is $500,000 than what Iron Man 2 grossed this weekend. At this rate, the sequel won't surpass the original's gross of $318.4 million domestically. And it's definitely not going to reach the $332.1 million that Alice in Wonderland has grossed so far.
Opening this upcoming Memorial Day Weekend are Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and Sex and the City 2.
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