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Arts and Entertainment

Box Office Review: What Slump?

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After a summer of mostly lackluster debuts, Toy Story 3 demolished the competition this weekend, setting a Pixar opening record of $109M. Surprise powerhouse The Kung Fu Kid finished a distant second ($29M | $106.2M), well ahead of the mediocre and disappointing The A-Team ($13.7M | $49.7M). The unexpectedly funny Get Him to the Greek showed good legs in its third weekend ($6.1M | $47.8M) while Shrek Forever After continues to print money against all sound judgement ($5.5M | $222.9M).

Prince of Persia was a hair behind at $5.2M ($80.5M) while the dull Killers was a just a hair behind that ($5.1M | $39.3M). The summer has its first bonafide disaster with Jonah Hex ($5M). Iron Man 2 ($2.6M | $304.7M) and Marmaduke ($2.6M | $27.8M) rounded out the top 10. In limited release, Cyrus blew the roof off of theaters ($45,075 per venue) while I Am Love was solid ($15,625). Raavan ($4630) and 8: The Mormon Proposition ($3006) did not impress and should disappear soon.