Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Summer Box Office 2010 Top Ten Champs

Now that the dust has settled and the fall is upon us, and with the release of summer blockbusters Iron Man 2 and The Karate Kid on DVD (Toy Story 3 gets released on November 2), it's time to take a look at how things wrapped up.

Here are the Top Ten Moneymakers of Summer 2010:

1. Toy Story 3- 412.0 million (to date) (#9 domestic of all-time [unadjusted for inflation])
2. Iron Man 2— $312.1 million
3. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse— $300.5 million
4. Inception— $289.3 million (to-date)
5. Despicable Me— $246.6 million (to-date)
6. Shrek Forever After— $238.4 million
7. The Karate Kid— $176.6 million
8. Grown Ups— $161.8 million
9. The Last Airbender— $131.6 million
10. The Other Guys— $118.0 million/ Salt- 117.9 million (both to-date)

The summer sleeper award goes to The Karate Kid (honorable mention to The Expendables, with a $102.8 haul to-date). On the list of box office fizzles: Robin Hood ($105.3 million), Sex and the City 2 ($95.3 million), Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (a very low [especially these days] $90.8 million), The A-Team ($77.2 million).... and the big dud: Knight & Day (just $76.4 million).