Disney's Toy Story 3 led the daily box office for an eleventh consecutive day on Monday. The computer animated blockbuster sequel from Pixar grossed $8.92 million for the day, which was down 53 percent from Sunday and down 43 percent from last Monday. With summer now in full swing and students on summer vacation, midweek grosses remain especially strong for the film. Toy Story 3 has grossed $235.81 million to date and has now overtaken Shrek Forever After to become the third highest grossing domestic release of 2010. Without taking into account ticket price inflation, Toy Story 3 will also pass by the total grosses of 2004's Cars ($244.08 million) and 1999's Toy Story 2 ($245.85 million) either today or Wednesday.
Sony's Grown Ups remained in a strong second place with $5.31 million. The PG-13 comedy starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James and Chris Rock was down 54 percent from Sunday. Grown Ups has outpaced expectations thus far with $45.82 million in its first four days. However, the film is likely to experience notable declines in the coming days when it takes a one-two punch from Summit's The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and Paramount's The Last Airbender. Grown Ups is currently running 15 percent ahead of 2007's I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry and essentially on par with the $45.65 million four-day start of 2006's Click.
Knight and Day finished in third place with $2.16 million. After holding up well over the past four days, the Fox release experienced Monday's largest daily decline among wide releases as it was down 63 percent from Sunday. The daily decline was still a reasonable one though, as summer midweek business isn't as strong for films skewing heavily towards adults. Knight and Day has grossed a lackluster $29.59 million through six days, placing it 21 percent behind the pace of Tom Cruise's last film, 2008's Valkyrie.
Sony's The Karate Kid grossed $2.14 million to place in fourth. The blockbuster remake trailed Knight and Day by just $27,336 for the day. The Karate Kid was down 53 percent from Sunday and down 38 percent from last Monday. Though it hasn't held up quite as well as many were expecting it too, The Karate Kid is still far outpacing expectations with an 18-day gross of $137.93 million. Look for the film to reach the $150 million milestone sometime over the holiday weekend.