The A-Team wound up in second place with $26 million. That's probably as much as could reasonably have been expected once it became apparent that the movie would be a fairly non-descript actioner -- and would be marketed as such. The expensive "reboot" will attempt to make up the lost ground overseas and on DVD. It's unlikely to gross more than $60 million domestically.
continued to hold up fairly well, though it will still end up the lowest-grossing film in the franchise. I wonder how committed Dreamworks is to making this the last in the series; I note that they backed away from the Final Chapter subtitle in the weeks before release. Meanwhile, the middle of the top-10 list reads like a list of the summer's big box-office disappointments: , , and have all failed to get traction domestically, though the latter two films have impressive foreign grosses to tide them over. (Speculation regarding why Sex and the City is so popular overseas is welcome.)
The full top 10 after the jump.
1 - The Karate Kid (Sony) - $56.0 ($15,288) - new - $56.0
2 - The A-Team (Fox) - $26.0 ($7,355) - new - $26.0
3 - Shrek Forever After (Dreamworks Animation) - $15.8 ($4,085) - 38% - $210.1
4 - Get Him to the Greek (Universal) - $10.1 ($3,738) - 43% - $36.5
5 - Killers (Lionsgate) - $8.2 ($30.7) - 48% - $30.7
6 - Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (Disney) - $6.6 ($2,124) - 53% - $72.3
7 - Marmaduke (Fox) - $6.0 ($1,867) - 48% - $22.3
8 - Sex and the City 2 (New Line) - $5.5 ($2,009) - 55% - $84.8
9 - Iron Man 2 (Paramount) - $4.6 ($1,974) - 43% - $299.3
10 - Splice (WB) - $2.9 ($1,167) - 61% $13.1
Next week: a surefire hit in Toy Story 3, and a question mark in the form of comic book western Jonah Hex.