This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.
This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.
Holiday Box Office Review: Not a Record-breaker!
To no one's surprise, The So-Called Twilight Saga: Eclipse demolished all comers over the long holiday weekend, raking in a huge $82.5M ($175.2M) to easily top the over-performing (and terrible) The Last Airbender ($53.1M | $70.5M). The amazing Toy Story 3 continued to do well, adding $42.2M ($301M). The unfunny Grown Ups ($26.5M | $85M) and the fun Knight & Day ($14M | $49.3M) rounded out the top 5.
The second half of the chart was led by the contemptible The Kung Fu Kid ($11.5M | $155M). After that it was the decent A-Team ($4.2M | $70.3M), the funny Get Him to the Greek ($1.6M | $57.9M), the sleepy Shrek 4-ever After ($1.2M | $232.6M) and the weird and wonderful Cyrus ($1M | $1.7M). The limited release crowd took the week off, realizing that no one wants to see a specialty film over the July 4th holiday.