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Box office report for June 1, 2010: Fourth "Shrek" movie No. 1 for second week

by Brandy McDonnell Published: June 1, 2010
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“Shrek Forever After,” the fourth film in the popular DreamWorks Animation franchise, won for the second straight weekend at the box office, according to the Associated Press.

With $55.7 million over the long Memorial Day holiday, the sequel raised its 10-day domestic total to $145.5 million.

But the fourth “Shrek” movie is trailing its predecessors, opening well behind the $100-million-dollar-plus debut weekends for the second and third sequels, according to the AP.

The difference grows wider considering “Shrek Forever After” benefits from premium 3-D ticket prices, which cost a few dollars more than 2-D admissions. The 3-D screenings account for 61 percent of the movie’s revenue, while the previous “Shrek” movies only were released in 2-D format.

Many in Hollywood thought “Sex and the City 2″ would debut at No. 1. But the fashion-conscious Warner Bros. release will apparently strut only into third place, according to the AP.

<img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-22419" title="twilight eclipse 2" src="http://blog.newsok.com/bamsblog/wp-content/imagescaler/418032471826e419a482bfdf18adee46.jpg" alt="" width="528" height="351" imagescaler="http://blog.newsok.com/bamsblog/wp-content/imagescaler/418032471826e419a482bfdf18adee46.jpg" /> <strong>"The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"</strong> Stephenie Meyer will release “The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella" at 12:01 a.m. Saturday in hardcover for .99 with a first printing of 1.5 million copies. The novella will be told from the viewpoint of a vampire character from her third “Twilight Saga” novel, “Eclipse.” The film adaptation of "Eclipse" will open in theaters June 30. “The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner” will be the first new title from Meyer in almost two years. One dollar for each book sold in the U.S. from the first printing will be donated to the American Red Cross International Response Fund, which supports disaster relief efforts such as those in Haiti and Chile.  According to a news release, donations to the Red Cross from the U.S. sales of “The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner” will continue until all first printing copies have been sold or at the end period from the initial publication date, whichever is the first to occur. Film fans can fulfill their need for supernatural fantasy with the DVD releases of Tim Burton's springtime hit "Alice in Wonderland" and Benicio Del Toro's less successful turn as "The Wolfman." Here is a list of new CDs, DVDs and books, from Amazon.com, VideoETA.com and BarnesandNoble.com: <img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-22420" title="jack johnson - to the sea" src="http://blog.newsok.com/bamsblog/wp-content/imagescaler/a3cdc90c9b477dbf356f27976bb98950.jpg" alt="" width="500" height="500" imagescaler="http://blog.newsok.com/bamsblog/wp-content/imagescaler/a3cdc90c9b477dbf356f27976bb98950.jpg" /> <h2>CDs</h2> <strong> Jack Johnson,</strong> “To the Sea. <strong>Clay Aiken,</strong> “Tried and True.” <strong>Sleigh Bells,</strong> “Treats.” <strong> Paul Weller,</strong> “Wake Up The Nation.” <strong>Tift Merritt,</strong> “See You on the Moon.” <strong>Melvins,</strong> “Bride Screamed Murder.” <strong>Taio Cruz,</strong> “Rokstarr.” <strong>Molly Hatchet,</strong> “Justice.” <img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-22421" title="alice in wonderland dvd" src="http://blog.newsok.com/bamsblog/wp-content/imagescaler/96f42e91a525501b89d6bdf0a623a756.jpg" alt="" width="458" height="595" imagescaler="http://blog.newsok.com/bamsblog/wp-content/imagescaler/96f42e91a525501b89d6bdf0a623a756.jpg" /> <h2>DVDs</h2> Alice in Wonderland Burn Notice: Season Three The Cleaner: The Final Season Drop Dead Diva: The Complete First Season Life The Red Baron Rescue Me: The Complete Fifth Season Small Town Saturday Night The Stranger Wild Things: Foursome The Wolfman <img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-22423" title="short second life of bree tanner" src="http://blog.newsok.com/bamsblog/wp-content/imagescaler/64f5e13050175b8bfd13c1aaa2eb73e4.jpg" alt="" width="396" height="600" imagescaler="http://blog.newsok.com/bamsblog/wp-content/imagescaler/64f5e13050175b8bfd13c1aaa2eb73e4.jpg" /> <h2>Books</h2> "The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella" by Stephenie Meyer (Saturday). "Bullet (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series)" by Laurell K. Hamilton. "The Spy (Isaac Bell series)" by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott. "Jesus Manifesto: Restoring the Supremacy and Sovereignty of Jesus Christ" by Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola. "The Burning Wire: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel" by Jeffery Deaver. "Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Objective (Jason Bourne series)" by Eric Van Lustbader. "The Rise and Fall of Bear Stearns" by Alan C. Greenberg and Mark Singer. "Hitch-22: A Memoir" by Christopher Hitchens. -BAM

Based on studio estimates Monday for the four-day weekend, Disney’s “Prince of Persia” debuted at No. 2 with $37.8 million, slightly ahead of the $37.1 million for “Sex and the City 2.”

Based on the video game, “Prince of Persia” stars Jake Gyllenhaal in an action-adventure set in medieval Persia.

Box-office analysts had expected it to finish the weekend behind “Shrek Forever After” and “Sex and the City 2.” It trailed those movies for most of the weekend, but performed well enough Monday to leap into the No. 2 spot, according to the AP.

<img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-22419" title="twilight eclipse 2" src="http://blog.newsok.com/bamsblog/wp-content/imagescaler/418032471826e419a482bfdf18adee46.jpg" alt="" width="528" height="351" imagescaler="http://blog.newsok.com/bamsblog/wp-content/imagescaler/418032471826e419a482bfdf18adee46.jpg" /> <strong>"The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"</strong> Stephenie Meyer will release “The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella" at 12:01 a.m. Saturday in hardcover for .99 with a first printing of 1.5 million copies. The novella will be told from the viewpoint of a vampire character from her third “Twilight Saga” novel, “Eclipse.” The film adaptation of "Eclipse" will open in theaters June 30. “The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner” will be the first new title from Meyer in almost two years. One dollar for each book sold in the U.S. from the first printing will be donated to the American Red Cross International Response Fund, which supports disaster relief efforts such as those in Haiti and Chile.  According to a news release, donations to the Red Cross from the U.S. sales of “The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner” will continue until all first printing copies have been sold or at the end period from the initial publication date, whichever is the first to occur. Film fans can fulfill their need for supernatural fantasy with the DVD releases of Tim Burton's springtime hit "Alice in Wonderland" and Benicio Del Toro's less successful turn as "The Wolfman." Here is a list of new CDs, DVDs and books, from Amazon.com, VideoETA.com and BarnesandNoble.com: <img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-22420" title="jack johnson - to the sea" src="http://blog.newsok.com/bamsblog/wp-content/imagescaler/a3cdc90c9b477dbf356f27976bb98950.jpg" alt="" width="500" height="500" imagescaler="http://blog.newsok.com/bamsblog/wp-content/imagescaler/a3cdc90c9b477dbf356f27976bb98950.jpg" /> <h2>CDs</h2> <strong> Jack Johnson,</strong> “To the Sea. <strong>Clay Aiken,</strong> “Tried and True.” <strong>Sleigh Bells,</strong> “Treats.” <strong> Paul Weller,</strong> “Wake Up The Nation.” <strong>Tift Merritt,</strong> “See You on the Moon.” <strong>Melvins,</strong> “Bride Screamed Murder.” <strong>Taio Cruz,</strong> “Rokstarr.” <strong>Molly Hatchet,</strong> “Justice.” <img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-22421" title="alice in wonderland dvd" src="http://blog.newsok.com/bamsblog/wp-content/imagescaler/96f42e91a525501b89d6bdf0a623a756.jpg" alt="" width="458" height="595" imagescaler="http://blog.newsok.com/bamsblog/wp-content/imagescaler/96f42e91a525501b89d6bdf0a623a756.jpg" /> <h2>DVDs</h2> Alice in Wonderland Burn Notice: Season Three The Cleaner: The Final Season Drop Dead Diva: The Complete First Season Life The Red Baron Rescue Me: The Complete Fifth Season Small Town Saturday Night The Stranger Wild Things: Foursome The Wolfman <img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-22423" title="short second life of bree tanner" src="http://blog.newsok.com/bamsblog/wp-content/imagescaler/64f5e13050175b8bfd13c1aaa2eb73e4.jpg" alt="" width="396" height="600" imagescaler="http://blog.newsok.com/bamsblog/wp-content/imagescaler/64f5e13050175b8bfd13c1aaa2eb73e4.jpg" /> <h2>Books</h2> "The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella" by Stephenie Meyer (Saturday). "Bullet (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series)" by Laurell K. Hamilton. "The Spy (Isaac Bell series)" by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott. "Jesus Manifesto: Restoring the Supremacy and Sovereignty of Jesus Christ" by Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola. "The Burning Wire: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel" by Jeffery Deaver. "Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Objective (Jason Bourne series)" by Eric Van Lustbader. "The Rise and Fall of Bear Stearns" by Alan C. Greenberg and Mark Singer. "Hitch-22: A Memoir" by Christopher Hitchens. -BAM

“Sex and the City 2,” which reunites Sarah Jessica Parker and her chic co-stars from the HBO series, would have put up bigger weekend numbers, but Warner Bros. decided to give the movie a head-start by opening it Thursday, a day ahead of most new releases.

The movie took in $14.2 million on Thursday, leaving it with $51.4 million after its first five days. The first “Sex and the City” movie took in $56.8 million in its first three days in 2008.

Another sequel, “Iron Man 2,” blasted into fourth place. With a $20.6 million weekend and a domestic total of $279.2 million, Paramount’s “Iron Man 2″ is outpacing its predecessor. But Hollywood’s overall business is lagging compared to last year’s record summer revenues, according to the AP.

Ticket sales for Friday to Monday came in at about $187 million, down nearly 16 percent compared to Memorial Day weekend in 2009.

Receipts since the summer season began in early May are at $811.5 million, down just a fraction from where revenues were at a year ago. Factoring in higher ticket prices, though, admissions so far this summer are down 6.6 percent compared to last year’s, reports the AP.

Here is the Memorial Day weekend top 10 list, from the AP:

1. “Shrek Forever After,” $55.7 million.

2. “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time,” $37.8 million.

3. “Sex and the City 2,” $37.1 million.

<img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-22419" title="twilight eclipse 2" src="http://blog.newsok.com/bamsblog/wp-content/imagescaler/418032471826e419a482bfdf18adee46.jpg" alt="" width="528" height="351" imagescaler="http://blog.newsok.com/bamsblog/wp-content/imagescaler/418032471826e419a482bfdf18adee46.jpg" /> <strong>"The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"</strong> Stephenie Meyer will release “The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella" at 12:01 a.m. Saturday in hardcover for .99 with a first printing of 1.5 million copies. The novella will be told from the viewpoint of a vampire character from her third “Twilight Saga” novel, “Eclipse.” The film adaptation of "Eclipse" will open in theaters June 30. “The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner” will be the first new title from Meyer in almost two years. One dollar for each book sold in the U.S. from the first printing will be donated to the American Red Cross International Response Fund, which supports disaster relief efforts such as those in Haiti and Chile.  According to a news release, donations to the Red Cross from the U.S. sales of “The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner” will continue until all first printing copies have been sold or at the end period from the initial publication date, whichever is the first to occur. Film fans can fulfill their need for supernatural fantasy with the DVD releases of Tim Burton's springtime hit "Alice in Wonderland" and Benicio Del Toro's less successful turn as "The Wolfman." Here is a list of new CDs, DVDs and books, from Amazon.com, VideoETA.com and BarnesandNoble.com: <img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-22420" title="jack johnson - to the sea" src="http://blog.newsok.com/bamsblog/wp-content/imagescaler/a3cdc90c9b477dbf356f27976bb98950.jpg" alt="" width="500" height="500" imagescaler="http://blog.newsok.com/bamsblog/wp-content/imagescaler/a3cdc90c9b477dbf356f27976bb98950.jpg" /> <h2>CDs</h2> <strong> Jack Johnson,</strong> “To the Sea. <strong>Clay Aiken,</strong> “Tried and True.” <strong>Sleigh Bells,</strong> “Treats.” <strong> Paul Weller,</strong> “Wake Up The Nation.” <strong>Tift Merritt,</strong> “See You on the Moon.” <strong>Melvins,</strong> “Bride Screamed Murder.” <strong>Taio Cruz,</strong> “Rokstarr.” <strong>Molly Hatchet,</strong> “Justice.” <img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-22421" title="alice in wonderland dvd" src="http://blog.newsok.com/bamsblog/wp-content/imagescaler/96f42e91a525501b89d6bdf0a623a756.jpg" alt="" width="458" height="595" imagescaler="http://blog.newsok.com/bamsblog/wp-content/imagescaler/96f42e91a525501b89d6bdf0a623a756.jpg" /> <h2>DVDs</h2> Alice in Wonderland Burn Notice: Season Three The Cleaner: The Final Season Drop Dead Diva: The Complete First Season Life The Red Baron Rescue Me: The Complete Fifth Season Small Town Saturday Night The Stranger Wild Things: Foursome The Wolfman <img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-22423" title="short second life of bree tanner" src="http://blog.newsok.com/bamsblog/wp-content/imagescaler/64f5e13050175b8bfd13c1aaa2eb73e4.jpg" alt="" width="396" height="600" imagescaler="http://blog.newsok.com/bamsblog/wp-content/imagescaler/64f5e13050175b8bfd13c1aaa2eb73e4.jpg" /> <h2>Books</h2> "The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella" by Stephenie Meyer (Saturday). "Bullet (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series)" by Laurell K. Hamilton. "The Spy (Isaac Bell series)" by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott. "Jesus Manifesto: Restoring the Supremacy and Sovereignty of Jesus Christ" by Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola. "The Burning Wire: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel" by Jeffery Deaver. "Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Objective (Jason Bourne series)" by Eric Van Lustbader. "The Rise and Fall of Bear Stearns" by Alan C. Greenberg and Mark Singer. "Hitch-22: A Memoir" by Christopher Hitchens. -BAM

4. “Iron Man 2,” $20.6 million.

5. “Robin Hood,” $13.6 million.

6. “Letters to Juliet,” $7.3 million.

7. “Just Wright,” $2.7 million.

8. “Date Night,” $2.3 million.

9. “MacGruber,” $1.9 million.

10. “How to Train Your Dragon,” $1.5 million.

- BAM

by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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