Jessie and Buzz Lightyear in 'Toy Story 3'The score: Toys 2, Boys 0.

'Toy Story 3' ruled the box office sandbox for the second straight week, easily outpacing the new overgrown-boy movies from Adam Sandler and Tom Cruise. The Pixar pic earned another $59 million, according to studio estimates, for a 10-day total of $226.6 million. It's already the fourth biggest movie of 2010 and poised to overtake 'Shrek Forever After,' which it trails by less than $3 million. (It may well surpass the No. 1 and No. 2 movies, 'Alice in Wonderland' and 'Iron Man 2,' within the next couple weeks.)

Sandler's comedy 'Grown Ups' debuted in second place with an estimated $41 million, about $5 million higher than even the most generous predictions. Maybe that's because of Sandler's brand-name track record, or the fact that his comic all-star cast (including Chris Rock, Kevin James, David Spade, and Rob Schneider) offered the biggest attraction this week in the young-male-adult comedy niche (though 'Get Him to the Greek,' which came in sixth, is still holding up surprisingly well after four weeks).

That extra $5 million Sandler grabbed apparently came at the expense of Cruise's 'Knight & Day,' the action/comedy/romance that was chasing the same demographic. From Friday to Sunday, it earned only $20.5 million, about $5 million lower than many observers predicted (though one pessimistic pundit predicted the movie would make no more than $15 million). Add to that a paltry $7.3 million 'Knight' earned by opening two days early, and its total is just $27.8 million since Wednesday's debut. Jessie and Buzz Lightyear in 'Toy Story 3'The score: Toys 2, Boys 0.

'Toy Story 3' ruled the box office sandbox for the second straight week, easily outpacing the new overgrown-boy movies from Adam Sandler and Tom Cruise. The Pixar pic earned another $59 million, according to studio estimates, for a 10-day total of $226.6 million. It's already the fourth-biggest movie of 2010 and is poised to overtake 'Shrek Forever After,' which it trails by less than $3 million. (It may well surpass the No. 1 and No. 2 movies, 'Alice in Wonderland' and 'Iron Man 2,' within the next couple weeks.)

Sandler's comedy 'Grown Ups' debuted in second place with an estimated $41 million, about $5 million higher than even the most generous predictions. Maybe that's because of Sandler's brand-name track record, or the fact that his comic all-star cast (including Chris Rock, Kevin James, David Spade, and Rob Schneider) offered the biggest attraction this week in the young-male-adult comedy niche (though 'Get Him to the Greek,' which came in sixth, is still holding up surprisingly well after four weeks).

That extra $5 million Sandler grabbed apparently came at the expense of Cruise's 'Knight & Day,' the action/comedy/romance that was chasing the same demographic. From Friday to Sunday, it earned only $20.5 million, about $5 million lower than many observers predicted (though one pessimistic pundit predicted the movie would make no more than $15 million). Add to that a paltry $7.3 million 'Knight' earned by opening two days early, and its total is just $27.8 million since Wednesday's debut.

Cameron Diaz and Tom Cruise in 'Knight & Day'Besides having to compete with Sandler and Pixar, 'Knight' failed to overcome so-so reviews, Cameron Diaz's declining drawing power, a current lack of audience interest in this genre (see 'Killers' and 'The Bounty Hunter'), and Cruise's continuing failure to redeem himself from his publicity meltdown five years ago. Yes, his ongoing comic turn as Les Grossman has partially made up for that, and maybe his 'Tropic Thunder' spinoff will be a big hit, but right now, it looks like his career as a grinning action hero has jumped the couch.

In fourth and fifth place, three-week veterans 'The Karate Kid' and 'The A-Team' also earned a little less than expected, by about $2 million each. 'Karate Kid' took in another $15.4 million, for a total so far of $135.6 million, while 'A-Team' pulled in another $6 million, for $62.8 million to date.

The full top 10:
1. 'Toy Story 3,' $59.0 million (4,028 screens), $226.6 million total
2. 'Grown Ups,' $41.0 million (3,534), new release
3. 'Knight & Day,' $20.5 million (3.098), $27.8 million
4. 'The Karate Kid,' $15.4 million (3,740), $135.6 million
5. 'The A-Team,' $6.0 million (3,242), $62.8 million
6. 'Get Him to the Greek,' $3.0 million (2,188), $54.5 million
7. 'Shrek Forever After, $2.9 million (2,340), $229.3 million
8. 'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time,' $2.8 million (1,851), $86.2 million
9. 'Killers,' $2.0 million (2,271), $44.0 million
10. 'Jonah Hex,' $1.6 million (2,825), $9.1 million

Top 10 movies of summer 2010:
1. 'Iron Man 2,' $306.9 million
2. 'Shrek Forever After,' $229.3 million
3. 'Toy Story 3,' $226.6 million
4. 'The Karate Kid,' $135.6 million
5. 'Robin Hood,' $103.3 million
6. 'Sex and the City 2,' $93.1 million
7. 'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time,' $86.2 million
8. 'The A-Team,' $62.8 million
9. 'Get Him to the Greek,' $54.5 million
10. 'Letters to Juliet,' $49.5 million

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