Get Him to the Peak: 'SHREK' stays No. 1 at box office
SHREK may have had to recall millions of glasses, but that didn't stop the animated mega-franchise from moving plenty of 3-D glasses over the weekend.
"Shrek Forever After" made $25.3-million over the weekend to remain No.-1 at the domestic box office for the third straight week, according to studio estimates reported by Variety. "Shrek" has grossed $183 million domestically and is poised to follow another recent animated 3-D release from Paramount, "How to Train Your Dragon," past the $200-million mark.
The continued strong showing allowed the green ogre to beat back the debuts of the Russell Brand comedy "Get Him to the Greek" (second at $17.4-million) and the tepid "Killers" ($16.1-million), starring Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl.
"Marmaduke," the kids' film starring the voice of Owen Wilson and based on the Brad Anderson comic (United Feature Syndicate), made a respectable $11.3-million to debut at No.-6 -- one spot ahead of Marvel's still-strong "Iron Man 2" ($7.8-million).
The weekend's final box-office numbers come in Monday.
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| June 6, 2010; 1:20 PM ET
Categories: General, The Animation, The Holly Word | Tags: How to Train Your Dragon, Iron Man 2, Marmaduke, Shrek Forever After
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