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Box Office Review: Bad Movie Beats Worse Movie

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While it was expected that The Karate Kid and The A-Team would tussle for the weekend box office crown, the reality is that it was no contest. The pointless remake of the seminal 80s hit waxed on to the tune of $56M to easily dispatch the middling TV show reboot ($26M). Shrek Forever After continued to do better than anyone expected ($15.8M | $210M) while Get Him to the Greek ($10.1M $36.5M) and Killers ($8.1M | $30.6M) enjoyed reasonably good holds in their second weekends.

The disappointing Prince of Persia led off the second half of the top 10 ($6.6M | $72.3M), topping the boring Marmaduke ($6M | $22.2M) and the grotesque Sex and the City 2 ($5.5M | $84.7M). The okay Iron Man 2 ($4.5M | $299.3M) and the underrated Splice ($2.8M | $13M) rounded out the top 10. In limited release, the fantastic Winter's Bone ($21,350 per theater) topped The Lottery ($17,200 per) and Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky ($16,267). All had solid debuts and should hang around for awhile.