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Box office report for June 7, 2010: "Shrek Forever After" No. 1 for third week

by Brandy McDonnell Published: June 7, 2010
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DreamWorks Animation’s sequel “Shrek Forever After” remained the No. 1 movie for a third straight weekend with $25.3 million, according to the Associated Press. The fourth film in the franchise raised its three-week domestic total to $183 million.

But the overall box office took a fall, coming in at $125 million, down 24 percent compared to the same weekend last year, when “The Hangover” opened with $45 million, according to the AP. Four new wide releases failed to knock the fourth “Shrek” from the top spot.

[caption id="attachment_22885" align="alignnone" width="512" caption="Peter Facinelli and other cast members from &quot;The Twilight Saga: New Moon&quot; accept the best movie award at Sunday night&#39;s MTV Movie Awards (Associated Press photo)"]<img class="size-full wp-image-22885" title="mtv movie awards 2010 - peter facinelli and twilight cast" src="http://blog.newsok.com/bamsblog/wp-content/imagescaler/1e81e8ca0a589baab5164a8fb624cb4c.jpg" alt="" width="512" height="327" imagescaler="http://blog.newsok.com/bamsblog/wp-content/imagescaler/1e81e8ca0a589baab5164a8fb624cb4c.jpg" />[/caption] "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" took a hefty bite out of Sunday night's MTV Movie Awards. According to the <a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5h14V0N4OrL4cs_azqlwQxxMwnf4QD9G6AKKO0">Associated Press,</a> the blockbuster sequel sucked up the moonmen trophies for best movie, kiss, female performance for Stewart and male performance and global superstar for Robert Pattinson. "I guess 'Twilight' is really awesome, and I agree," said star Kristen Stewart. "Woo!" Sandra Bullock won just one trophy, but it was a big one. The 45-year-old actress accepted the MTV Generation Award in her first live televised appearance since she split with unfaithful husband Jesse James earlier this year. She used her time on stage to clear up tabloid rumors — "No. 1: I'm not dead." — and lock lips with one of the award presenters, Scarlett Johansson. "I love what I do," Bullock said. "I'm not going anywhere." Bullock, wearing a backless, glittery black dress, was presented with the show's highest honor by her "All About Steve" co-star Bradley Cooper, "The Proposal" co-star Betty White and Johansson, the wife of her absentee "Proposal" leading man Ryan Reynolds. When asked why she was there to help hand over the trophy, Johansson hinted she wanted to lay one on Bullock, who awkwardly obliged. "Now that we have done that," Bullock said with a smile, "can we please go back to normal?" Like anything is ever normal in Hollywood, or at the MTV Movie Awards. This year's event featured Tom Cruise as his "Tropic Thunder" character Les Grossman character dancing with J-Lo, a blue-wigged Katy Perry performing her hit "California Gurls" with Snoop Dogg, Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell hung comically above the stage in a fake stunt gone wrong and many winners and presenters who had to be bleeped for their use of four-letter words. Check out the 2010 MTV Movie Award winners after the break. <!--more--> <strong>2010 MTV Movie Awards winners</strong> Best Movie "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" Best Male Performance Robert Pattinson, "Twilight: New Moon" Best Female Performance Kristen Stewart, "Twilight: New Moon" Breakthrough Performance Anna Kendrick, "Up in the Air" Best Villain Tom Felton, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" Best Comedic Performance Zach Galifianakis, "The Hangover" Best Kiss Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, "Twilight: New Moon" Best Fight Beyonce Knowles vs. Ali Larter, "Obsessed" Best WTF Moment Naked Trunk Surprise — Ken Jeong ("The Hangover") Biggest Bada** Star Rain Best Scared-as-S*** Performance Amanda Seyfried, "Jennifer’s Body" Global Superstar Robert Pattinson MTV Generation Award Sandra Bullock -BAM

The most successful of the newcomers: Universal’s rock ‘n’ roll comedy “Get Him to the Greek,” which debuted at No. 2 with $17.4 million. The movie stars Jonah Hill as a record executive escorting an unruly rocker (Russell Brand) from London to Los Angeles for a concert.

Lionsgate’s action comedy “Killers” opened at No. 3 with $16.1 million. The film, which was not screened in advance for critics, stars Katherine Heigl as a woman who marries her dream man (Ashton Kutcher) only to learn he’s an international assassin.

[caption id="attachment_22885" align="alignnone" width="512" caption="Peter Facinelli and other cast members from &quot;The Twilight Saga: New Moon&quot; accept the best movie award at Sunday night&#39;s MTV Movie Awards (Associated Press photo)"]<img class="size-full wp-image-22885" title="mtv movie awards 2010 - peter facinelli and twilight cast" src="http://blog.newsok.com/bamsblog/wp-content/imagescaler/1e81e8ca0a589baab5164a8fb624cb4c.jpg" alt="" width="512" height="327" imagescaler="http://blog.newsok.com/bamsblog/wp-content/imagescaler/1e81e8ca0a589baab5164a8fb624cb4c.jpg" />[/caption] "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" took a hefty bite out of Sunday night's MTV Movie Awards. According to the <a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5h14V0N4OrL4cs_azqlwQxxMwnf4QD9G6AKKO0">Associated Press,</a> the blockbuster sequel sucked up the moonmen trophies for best movie, kiss, female performance for Stewart and male performance and global superstar for Robert Pattinson. "I guess 'Twilight' is really awesome, and I agree," said star Kristen Stewart. "Woo!" Sandra Bullock won just one trophy, but it was a big one. The 45-year-old actress accepted the MTV Generation Award in her first live televised appearance since she split with unfaithful husband Jesse James earlier this year. She used her time on stage to clear up tabloid rumors — "No. 1: I'm not dead." — and lock lips with one of the award presenters, Scarlett Johansson. "I love what I do," Bullock said. "I'm not going anywhere." Bullock, wearing a backless, glittery black dress, was presented with the show's highest honor by her "All About Steve" co-star Bradley Cooper, "The Proposal" co-star Betty White and Johansson, the wife of her absentee "Proposal" leading man Ryan Reynolds. When asked why she was there to help hand over the trophy, Johansson hinted she wanted to lay one on Bullock, who awkwardly obliged. "Now that we have done that," Bullock said with a smile, "can we please go back to normal?" Like anything is ever normal in Hollywood, or at the MTV Movie Awards. This year's event featured Tom Cruise as his "Tropic Thunder" character Les Grossman character dancing with J-Lo, a blue-wigged Katy Perry performing her hit "California Gurls" with Snoop Dogg, Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell hung comically above the stage in a fake stunt gone wrong and many winners and presenters who had to be bleeped for their use of four-letter words. Check out the 2010 MTV Movie Award winners after the break. <!--more--> <strong>2010 MTV Movie Awards winners</strong> Best Movie "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" Best Male Performance Robert Pattinson, "Twilight: New Moon" Best Female Performance Kristen Stewart, "Twilight: New Moon" Breakthrough Performance Anna Kendrick, "Up in the Air" Best Villain Tom Felton, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" Best Comedic Performance Zach Galifianakis, "The Hangover" Best Kiss Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, "Twilight: New Moon" Best Fight Beyonce Knowles vs. Ali Larter, "Obsessed" Best WTF Moment Naked Trunk Surprise — Ken Jeong ("The Hangover") Biggest Bada** Star Rain Best Scared-as-S*** Performance Amanda Seyfried, "Jennifer’s Body" Global Superstar Robert Pattinson MTV Generation Award Sandra Bullock -BAM

The comic-strip-based 20th Century Fox family comedy “Marmaduke” dug up $11.3 million for No. 6, and the Warner Bros. horror tale “Splice” pieced together $7.5 million to scare its way into the No. 8 spot.

According to the AP, the weekend after Memorial Day 2009 saw the Disney/Pixar blockbuster “Up” premiere with $68.1 million. That was more than the combined $52.3 million total for the weekend’s four new movies.

“The films a year ago were generating a ton of excitement, and this year’s just kind of falling flat. You had four new wide releases, and a three-week-old movie is still No. 1,” Paul Dergarabedian, box-office analyst for Hollywood.com, told the AP. “I don’t know if they’re bored or if ticket prices are too high or if they just have other things to do.”

The lackluster first weekend of June follows a sluggish May that ended with the slowest Memorial Day holiday in 17 years in terms of movie attendance. Two big Memorial Day weekend releases, the Warner Bros. sequel “Sex and the City 2″ and Disney’s “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time,” failed to spark the box office, and both fell off sharply in their second weekends.

“Prince of Persia” was No. 4 with $13.9 million, down 54 percent from opening weekend and raising its domestic total to $59.5 million. “Sex and the City 2″ finished at No. 5 with $12.7 million, down 59 percent and lifting its haul to $73.4 million.

For the year, Hollywood revenues are at $4.47 billion, up 3.7 percent over the record pace last year. But factoring in higher ticket prices, attendance now has slipped 2.7 percent behind last year’s, according to the AP.

“I’m still confident when you take a look at some of the films coming up in the summer, that audiences will start coming out in droves,” David Spitz, head of distribution for Lionsgate, told the AP. “There’s a lot of big titles, including next weekend.”

Friday brings a 1980s flashback double feature with a remake of “The Karate Kid” starring Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith, the son of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, and a big-screen adaptation of the TV action series “The A-Team,” featuring Liam Neeson, Jessica Biel and Bradley Cooper.

[caption id="attachment_22885" align="alignnone" width="512" caption="Peter Facinelli and other cast members from &quot;The Twilight Saga: New Moon&quot; accept the best movie award at Sunday night&#39;s MTV Movie Awards (Associated Press photo)"]<img class="size-full wp-image-22885" title="mtv movie awards 2010 - peter facinelli and twilight cast" src="http://blog.newsok.com/bamsblog/wp-content/imagescaler/1e81e8ca0a589baab5164a8fb624cb4c.jpg" alt="" width="512" height="327" imagescaler="http://blog.newsok.com/bamsblog/wp-content/imagescaler/1e81e8ca0a589baab5164a8fb624cb4c.jpg" />[/caption] "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" took a hefty bite out of Sunday night's MTV Movie Awards. According to the <a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5h14V0N4OrL4cs_azqlwQxxMwnf4QD9G6AKKO0">Associated Press,</a> the blockbuster sequel sucked up the moonmen trophies for best movie, kiss, female performance for Stewart and male performance and global superstar for Robert Pattinson. "I guess 'Twilight' is really awesome, and I agree," said star Kristen Stewart. "Woo!" Sandra Bullock won just one trophy, but it was a big one. The 45-year-old actress accepted the MTV Generation Award in her first live televised appearance since she split with unfaithful husband Jesse James earlier this year. She used her time on stage to clear up tabloid rumors — "No. 1: I'm not dead." — and lock lips with one of the award presenters, Scarlett Johansson. "I love what I do," Bullock said. "I'm not going anywhere." Bullock, wearing a backless, glittery black dress, was presented with the show's highest honor by her "All About Steve" co-star Bradley Cooper, "The Proposal" co-star Betty White and Johansson, the wife of her absentee "Proposal" leading man Ryan Reynolds. When asked why she was there to help hand over the trophy, Johansson hinted she wanted to lay one on Bullock, who awkwardly obliged. "Now that we have done that," Bullock said with a smile, "can we please go back to normal?" Like anything is ever normal in Hollywood, or at the MTV Movie Awards. This year's event featured Tom Cruise as his "Tropic Thunder" character Les Grossman character dancing with J-Lo, a blue-wigged Katy Perry performing her hit "California Gurls" with Snoop Dogg, Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell hung comically above the stage in a fake stunt gone wrong and many winners and presenters who had to be bleeped for their use of four-letter words. Check out the 2010 MTV Movie Award winners after the break. <!--more--> <strong>2010 MTV Movie Awards winners</strong> Best Movie "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" Best Male Performance Robert Pattinson, "Twilight: New Moon" Best Female Performance Kristen Stewart, "Twilight: New Moon" Breakthrough Performance Anna Kendrick, "Up in the Air" Best Villain Tom Felton, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" Best Comedic Performance Zach Galifianakis, "The Hangover" Best Kiss Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, "Twilight: New Moon" Best Fight Beyonce Knowles vs. Ali Larter, "Obsessed" Best WTF Moment Naked Trunk Surprise — Ken Jeong ("The Hangover") Biggest Bada** Star Rain Best Scared-as-S*** Performance Amanda Seyfried, "Jennifer’s Body" Global Superstar Robert Pattinson MTV Generation Award Sandra Bullock -BAM

Still to come are Pixar’s “Toy Story 3,” reuniting Tom Hanks and Tim Allen as the voices of Woody and Buzz, on June 18; Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz’s action comedy “Knight and Day,” on June 25; “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” the third installment in the vampire-romance franchise on June 30; and Leonardo DiCaprio’s science-fiction thriller “Inception,” from “The Dark Knight” director Christopher Nolan, on July 16.

Here is the weekend top 10, from the AP:

1. “Shrek Forever After,” $25.3 million.

2. “Get Him to the Greek,” $17.4 million.

3. “Killers,” $16.1 million.

4. “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time,” $13.9 million.

[caption id="attachment_22885" align="alignnone" width="512" caption="Peter Facinelli and other cast members from &quot;The Twilight Saga: New Moon&quot; accept the best movie award at Sunday night&#39;s MTV Movie Awards (Associated Press photo)"]<img class="size-full wp-image-22885" title="mtv movie awards 2010 - peter facinelli and twilight cast" src="http://blog.newsok.com/bamsblog/wp-content/imagescaler/1e81e8ca0a589baab5164a8fb624cb4c.jpg" alt="" width="512" height="327" imagescaler="http://blog.newsok.com/bamsblog/wp-content/imagescaler/1e81e8ca0a589baab5164a8fb624cb4c.jpg" />[/caption] "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" took a hefty bite out of Sunday night's MTV Movie Awards. According to the <a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5h14V0N4OrL4cs_azqlwQxxMwnf4QD9G6AKKO0">Associated Press,</a> the blockbuster sequel sucked up the moonmen trophies for best movie, kiss, female performance for Stewart and male performance and global superstar for Robert Pattinson. "I guess 'Twilight' is really awesome, and I agree," said star Kristen Stewart. "Woo!" Sandra Bullock won just one trophy, but it was a big one. The 45-year-old actress accepted the MTV Generation Award in her first live televised appearance since she split with unfaithful husband Jesse James earlier this year. She used her time on stage to clear up tabloid rumors — "No. 1: I'm not dead." — and lock lips with one of the award presenters, Scarlett Johansson. "I love what I do," Bullock said. "I'm not going anywhere." Bullock, wearing a backless, glittery black dress, was presented with the show's highest honor by her "All About Steve" co-star Bradley Cooper, "The Proposal" co-star Betty White and Johansson, the wife of her absentee "Proposal" leading man Ryan Reynolds. When asked why she was there to help hand over the trophy, Johansson hinted she wanted to lay one on Bullock, who awkwardly obliged. "Now that we have done that," Bullock said with a smile, "can we please go back to normal?" Like anything is ever normal in Hollywood, or at the MTV Movie Awards. This year's event featured Tom Cruise as his "Tropic Thunder" character Les Grossman character dancing with J-Lo, a blue-wigged Katy Perry performing her hit "California Gurls" with Snoop Dogg, Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell hung comically above the stage in a fake stunt gone wrong and many winners and presenters who had to be bleeped for their use of four-letter words. Check out the 2010 MTV Movie Award winners after the break. <!--more--> <strong>2010 MTV Movie Awards winners</strong> Best Movie "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" Best Male Performance Robert Pattinson, "Twilight: New Moon" Best Female Performance Kristen Stewart, "Twilight: New Moon" Breakthrough Performance Anna Kendrick, "Up in the Air" Best Villain Tom Felton, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" Best Comedic Performance Zach Galifianakis, "The Hangover" Best Kiss Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, "Twilight: New Moon" Best Fight Beyonce Knowles vs. Ali Larter, "Obsessed" Best WTF Moment Naked Trunk Surprise — Ken Jeong ("The Hangover") Biggest Bada** Star Rain Best Scared-as-S*** Performance Amanda Seyfried, "Jennifer’s Body" Global Superstar Robert Pattinson MTV Generation Award Sandra Bullock -BAM

5. “Sex and the City 2,” $12.7 million.

6. “Marmaduke,” $11.3 million.

7. “Iron Man 2,” $7.8 million.

8. “Splice,” $7.5 million.

9. “Robin Hood,” $5.1 million.

10. “Letters to Juliet,” $3 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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