Top 10 Films: 'Shrek Forever After' leads weekend box office with $71.3 million

HE SEEMS . . . SMALLER, SOMEHOW: "Shrek Forever After" made big bucks over the weekend, but the film fell short of industry expectations.
HE SEEMS . . . SMALLER, SOMEHOW: "Shrek Forever After" made big bucks over the weekend, but the film fell short of industry expectations. (Paramount Pictures Via Associated Press)

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"Shrek Forever After," the fourth movie in the lucrative series about a jolly green ogre, took the top spot at the weekend box office in North America, but it fell far short of industry predictions that it could surpass $100 million. "Shrek the Third" opened to $121.6 million in 2007, "Shrek 2" earned $108 million during its first weekend in 2004, and "Shrek" kicked off the franchise with $42 million in 2001.

Here are the top movie ticket sales Friday through Sunday, with estimated weekend receipts, and total receipts since the movie opened. The number of weeks opened is in parentheses.

WeekendTotal
in millions of dollars
1.Shrek Forever After (1)71.371.3
2.Iron Man 2 (3)26.6251.3
3.Robin Hood (2)18.766.1
4.Letters to Juliet (2)9.127.4
5.Just Wright (2)4.214.6
6.MacGruber (1)4.14.1
7.Date Night (7)2.890.7
8.A Nightmare on Elm Street (4)2.360.0
9.How to Train Your Dragon (9)1.9210.9
10.Kites (1)1.01.0

SOURCE: WWW.BOXOFFICEMOJO.COM


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