Sony's The Karate Kid rounded out its first week in theatres with another first place finish on Thursday. The break-out remake starring Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan grossed $4.37 million. The Karate Kid was down 16 percent from Wednesday, as Game 7 of the NBA Finals clearly took a toll on the daily box office as a whole on Thursday. The building anticipation for Disney's Toy Story 3 also likely hurt grosses a bit on Thursday as well. While it showcased some early front-loading during the midweek, The Karate Kid was easily the week's top film with a much better than expected $77.25 million and is set to zoom past the $100 million mark over the weekend.
The A-Team remained in second place with $2.04 million. After holding up fairly well during most of the midweek, Fox's big-budget action film was down a sharp 22 percent from Wednesday. The A-Team was clearly impacted by the NBA Finals more than most last night, as it experienced one of the day's larger daily declines among wide releases. For the week, The A-Team finished in a distant second with $36.02 million. That was below pre-release expectations and was disappointing given the film's budget. The A-Team is currently running 12 percent ahead of the pace of last year's The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3.
Paramount's Shrek Forever After grossed $1.66 million to hold steady in third. The computer animated blockbuster from DreamWorks was down 12 percent from Wednesday and down 40 percent from last Thursday. Shrek Forever After finished in third for the week with $23.20 million and has now grossed $217.46 million through four weeks of release. Shrek Forever After currently boasts a very solid total gross to opening weekend ratio of 3.07 to 1, but is very likely to lose major momentum today when Toy Story 3 debuts in theatres.
Get Him to the Greek finished in fourth place with $0.97 million. Universal's R-rated comedy was down a massive 32 percent from Wednesday and down 50 percent from last Thursday. As has been the case over the past two weeks, Get Him to the Greek was affected more by the NBA Finals than any other wide release on Thursday. Get Him to the Greek has grossed a very solid $41.74 million through two weeks of release and could hold up better going forward with the NBA Finals behind it.
Lionsgate's Killers rounded out the day's unchanged top five with $0.89 million. The action thriller was down 14 percent from Wednesday and down 41 percent from last Thursday. Killers grossed $12.01 million for the week and has grossed $34.27 million in 14 days.