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FLOP POP FIZZLE, The Obligatory Weekend B.O. Report: Kids Stuff Is Big Business Once Again, ‘Despicable Me’ #1, ‘Twilight’ #2, ‘Predators’ #3

Despite the fact that it had to fight for 3-D screens from The Last Airbender and Toy Story 3, Universal’s Despicable Me came out on top, taking in over $60M. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse failed to stay in the top spot for a second week, dropping 50% to second place. The tween melodrama still made an impressive, $33.7M for a grand total of $237. Robert Rodriguez‘s Predators debuted with $25M in third place. The action remake cost a relatively low $40M, proving once again that Rodriguez is adept at delivering profitable movies while working within a modest budget. After the combined failure of movies like Sex and the City 2, Prince of Persia and Knight and Day, summer blockbusters geared towards adults will probably be a thing of the past. The huge success of Despicable Me, Toy Story 3, The Karate Kid and Shrek Forever After over the last few months has shown that kids movies are where the really big business is at.

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1. Despicable Me (Universal) $60.1M

2. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Summit) $33.4M, Cume $237M

3. Predators (Fox) $25.3M

4. Toy Story 3 (Pixar) $22M, Cume $340M

5. The Last Airbender (Paramount) $17.1M, Cume $100M

6. Grown Ups (Relativity) $16.4M, $111M

7. Knight And Day (Fox) $7.85M, Cume $61.9M

8. The Karate Kid (Columbia) $5.7M, Cume $165M

9. The A-Team (Fox) $1.8M, Cume $74M

10. Cyrus (Fox) $1.38K, Cume $3.52M

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*Bold indicates the weekend’s new releases.
Source: Box Office Mojo

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