The Karate Kid led the daily box office with ease once again on Tuesday. Sony's highly successful remake grossed $5.61 million for the day. However, The Karate Kid was down 12 percent from Monday, which is a bit surprising given the film's strong appeal with younger moviegoers. That suggests that a notable second weekend decline is in store for the film when Disney's Toy Story 3 enters the marketplace on Friday. Nonetheless, The Karate Kid has already towered over expectations with $67.66 million in just five days of release and could start to display much stronger holding power next week. The Karate Kid is currently running 7 percent behind the pace of 2008's Kung Fu Panda.
Fox's The A-Team held steady in second with $2.70 million. That was down 10 percent from Monday, but the daily slide was reasonable given the competition from Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night. The A-Team crossed the $30 million mark on Tuesday and has grossed $31.37 million in its first five days. However, that still represents a rather disappointing start, especially when taking into account the film's pricey budget. The A-Team continues to run 12 percent ahead of last year's The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3.
Shrek Forever After remained in third with $2.00 million. Paramount's computer animated blockbuster was up 7 percent from Monday, which represented one of the day's better daily holds. Shrek Forever After has grossed $213.90 million in 26 days thanks to very solid holding power in the weeks following its disappointing opening weekend. The film's holding power will take a major hit this weekend though, when Shrek Forever After loses 3D screens to Toy Story 3.
The trend of Get Him to the Greek taking a significant hit from the NBA Finals continued on Tuesday. Universal's R-rated comedy was down 18 percent from Monday with a fourth place finish of $1.32 million. Get Him to the Greek experienced the day's largest daily percentage decline among wide releases. Thankfully for the film, the NBA Finals will come to an end on Thursday night. Get Him to the Greek has grossed $39.33 million in twelve days and will cross the $40 million mark today.
Tuesday also saw two of the summer's earlier releases reach milestones at the domestic box office. Paramount's Iron Man 2 grossed $0.51 million for the day, which allowed the film to reach the $300 million mark. Meanwhile, Universal's Robin Hood grossed $0.29 million and has now grossed $100.08 million. Iron Man 2 is the second release of 2010 to gross $300 million (joining Disney's Alice in Wonderland) and Robin Hood is the year's eighth release to join the $100 million club.