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FLOP POP FIZZLE, The Obligatory Weekend B.O. Report: ‘Toy Story 3′ Stays In The Lead, ‘Grown Ups’ Strong #2, ‘Knight And Day’ Confirms Low Expectations

There was something for kids and adults alike at the multiplex. Despite, the title, Toy Story 3 turned out to be the more mature choice for the older set than the juvenile hijinks of Grown Ups. The Pixar animated sequel easily beat out the rest of the competition for the number one spot for a third week. Adam Sandler‘s latest comedy debuted in second place with $41M, thanks to a great marketing campaign that capitalized on the chemistry between the leads, who are also Sandler’s friends off screen. Fox’s big summer losing streak, which has included Marmaduke and The A-Team, continued with Knight And Day. It doesn’t look like the studio will be recouping the bloated $100M + budget that was spent on the action comedy. Audiences stayed away from the movie that Fox curiously advertised without using the images of either of the stars, Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. Based on the movie’s performance, Cruise will probably want to start filming the movie based on his Les Grossman character (that he originated in Tropic Thunder) as soon as possible.

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1. Toy Story 3 (Pixar) $59M, Cume $227M

2. Grown Ups (Relativity) $41M

3. Knight And Day (Fox) $20.5M, Cume $27.8M

4. The Karate Kid (Columbia) $15.4M, Cume $136M

5. The A-Team (Fox) $6M, Cume $62.8M

6. Get Him To The Greek (Universal) $3.01M, Cume $54.5

7. Shrek Forever After $2.88M, Cume $229M

8. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (Disney) $2.8M, Cume $86.2M

9. Killers (Lionsgate) $2M, Cume $44M

10. Jonah Hex (Warner Bros.) $1.6M, $9.14M

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

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