Another day in first place for 'Shrek Forever After', while most wide releases experience solid daily holds.

‘Shrek 4’ Still #1, ‘Greek’ Still #2 on Wednesday

on June 10, 2010 by Daniel Garris

Shrek Forever After led the daily box office for a second straight day on Wednesday. The computer animated sequel from Paramount and DreamWorks grossed $2.87 million. That was down 3 percent from Tuesday and down a slim 17 percent from last Wednesday. Over each of the past two days, daily grosses for Shrek Forever After have outpaced the respective daily grosses of Shrek the Third at the same point in its run. With that said, Shrek Forever After is still running 27 percent behind the pace of Shrek the Third. Shrek Forever After has grossed $191.47 million through 20 days, leaving it just $8.53 million away from the $200 million milestone.

Get Him to the Greek remained in second place for the day with $2.24 million. The R-rated comedy from Universal was up 2 percent from Tuesday with $2.24 million. One day after experiencing the day's weakest daily hold among wide releases, Greek experienced one of the day's stronger daily holds among wide releases on Wednesday. Clearly, whether or not the film is going up against the NBA Finals on a given a day is having an effect on its midweek grosses thus far. The six-day gross for Get Him to the Greek stands at $24.50 million.

Lionsgate's Killers held steady in third with $1.61 million. The action comedy starring Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl was down a respectable 6 percent from Tuesday. However, that also represented one of the day's larger daily declines among wide releases as Wednesday holds were stronger than usual yesterday. Killers passed the $20 million mark yesterday and has grossed $20.74 million through six days of release. That places the film 46 percent behind the pace of last year's The Ugly Truth.

Warner's Sex and the City 2 remained in fourth with $1.56 million. That represented a 5 percent decline from Tuesday and a 52 percent decline from last Wednesday. The two-week total for Sex and the City 2 stands at $77.76 million, which means the film will cross the $80 million mark over the weekend. While Sex and the City 2 has failed to reach expectations domestically, the film continues to perform well internationally. The film's international total now stands at $105.7 million, with key totals including $22.2 million from the United Kingdom and $15.9 million from Germany.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time rounded out the day's unchanged top five with $1.51 million. The big-budget release from Disney was down 6 percent from Tuesday and down 38 percent from last Wednesday. Prince of Persia has grossed a disappointing $64.28 million through 13 days of domestic release, and is likely to experience a big decline over the weekend with Sony's The Karate Kid and Fox's The A-Team both entering the marketplace.

Tags: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Sex and the City 2, Killers, Get Him to Greek, Shrek Forever After

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