Friday Box Office – New Releases Can Not Overcome SHREK FOREVER AFTER

     June 5, 2010

After last weekend wrapped up one of the lowest-grossing Mays of the past decade, the 2010 summer box office season limped its way into June yesterday with four decidedly uninspiring debuts. Making the biggest impact was Get Him to the Greek from the Apatow clan. The R-rated comedy launched to an estimated $6.1 million from 2,696 locations, second only to the third week of Shrek Forever After…  Yes, it is exactly that bad. The Katherine Heigl/Ashton Kutcher spy-comedy Killers was third, earning $5.7 million and edging out the sophomore sessions of Sex & the City 2 and Prince of Persia. Meanwhile, the estimated $3.4 million earned by Fox’s Marmaduke was only good enough for sixth place while the creature effects of Splice took number seven with an estimated $2.6 million. Full details on an epically lackluster weekend when you check back here tomorrow.

Title Friday Total
1 Shrek 4 $6,761,000 $164.5
2 Get Him to the Greek $6,137,000 $6.1
3 Killers $5,700,000 $5.7
4 Sex & the City 2 $4,435,000 $65.2
5 Prince of Persia $4,130,000 $49.7

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