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Low Grosses For ‘Prince Of Persia’ And ‘SATC 2′ Show Overall Box Office Drop During Month Of May

Shrek Forever After took the top spot this weekend. Despite projections that showed the Sex and the City sequel out grossing its predecessor over the busy Memorial Day weekend, it actually made less, landing in third place with about $36M, just under Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, which boasted about $1M more than that. Both films fell below expectations. SATC 2 certainly wasn’t helped by terrible reviews and an ad campaign that played up its camp over its story.

And Prince of Persia may wasn’t helped by the fact that audiences weren’t buying Jake Gyllenhall as an action star. To be fair, though, the pic made a ton of money overseas, like Robin Hood before it, and proved that the American market is not the be all, end all. In general, the U.S. box office was down in May. It seems as if people aren’t liking what Hollywood has been spewing out lately. Then again, Hollywood usually spews a bunch of crap. So who knows the reason for this trend?

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