January 18, 2017

‘Karate Kid’ kicks ‘A-Team’ in the B.O. booty

Hollywoodnews.com: Sony’s “The Karate Kid” woke up a slumbering summer box office, kicking up $56 million in estimated ticket sales. The family film, which earned a Cinemascore of A, deep-sixed the competition, Fox’s PG-13 take on NBC ‘80s action program “The A-Team” which drew $26 million.

The previous Liam Neeson-Bradley Cooper headliner, “Taken” bowed to $24 million-plus when it played during the winter of 2009 before hitting a domestic jackpot of $145 million — a huge word of mouth sleeper. However, that film benefited from a box office arena when few films played, as opposed to the onslaught of summer. With a pricetag of $100 million, “A-Team” will be lucky to break even at the domestic B.O. Fox earned an A among twentysomething viewers and the studio believes there’s more life left in “A-Team.”

A rundown of the top 10:

1. The Karate Kid (Sony): $56 million in its first weekend at 3,663 theaters. $15,288 theater average. Domestic total: $56 million.

2. The A-Team (Fox): $26 million in its first weekend at 3,535 theaters. $7,355 theater average. Domestic total: $26 million.

3. Shrek Forever After(Paramount/DreamWorks Animation): $15.8 million down 38% in its fourth weekend at 3,868 theaters. $4,085 theater average. Domestic total: $210.1 million.

4. Get Him to the Greek (Universal): $10.1 million in its second weekend down 43% at 2,702 theaters. $3,730 theater average. Domestic total: $36.5 million.

5. Killers (Lionsgate): $8.17 million in its second weekend down 48% at 2,859 theaters. $2,857 theater average. Domestic total: $30.7 million.

6. Prince of Persia (Disney): $6.58 million in its third weekend down 53% at 3,108 theaters. $2,118 theater average. Domestic total: $72.3 million.

7. Marmaduke (Fox): $6 million in its second weekend down 48% at 3,213 theaters. $1,867 theater average. Domestic total: $22.3 million.

8. Sex and the City 2 (Warner Bros.): $5.53 million in its third weekend down 55% at 2,750 theaters. $2,009 theater average. Domestic total: $84.7 million.

9. Iron Man 2 (Paramount): $4.55 million down 43% in its sixth weekend at 2,305 theaters. $1,974 theater average. Domestic total: $299.3 million.

10. Splice (Warner Bros.): $ 2.86 million in its second weekend down 61% at 2,450 theaters. $1,167 theater average. Domestic total: $13.1 million.

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