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Monday June 14, 2010 2:49 pm

Box Office Breakdown: A-Team’s Face Kicked by Karate Kid’s Foot

Jaden Smith in The Karate Kid

The battle of the ‘80s remakes was won by an actor born in 1998.

Despite featuring no actual karate and a Smith named Jaden, had no problem kicking up Will Smith-esque dollars this weekend. (I’m sure it had something to do with that Justin Bieber song.).  Sony’s remake of the 1984 classic surpassed early projections by rallying to a $55.7 million finish. The film’s debut means the 11-year-old star has already managed to outperform most of his father’s films. (I Am Legend opened to $77.2 million in 2007; Hancock premiered to $62.6 million in 2008.)

Meanwhile, Fox’s reboot of cranked out what could be considered a B-grade performance. The movie, which cost over $95 million to make (compared to Karate‘s $40 million), only rang up $25.7 million in its first three days. That’s barely above the figure Liam Neeson’s Taken earned in 2009 ($24.7 million) and nowhere near the debut Bradley Cooper and Jessica Biel had with Valentine’s Day ($56.2 million).

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  1. The Karate Kid, Sony, $55,665,805 (avg. $15,197)
  2. The A-Team, 20th Century Fox, $25,669,455 (avg. $7262)
  3. Shrek Forever After, Paramount/Dreamworks, $15,770,491 (avg. $4077)
  4. Get Him to the Greek, Universal, $9,942,405 (avg. $3680)
  5. Killers, Lionsgate, $8,008,007 (avg. $2801)
  6. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Disney, $6,486,150 (avg. $2087)
  7. Marmaduke, 20th Century Fox, $6,006,704 (avg. $1870)
  8. Sex and the City 2, Warner Bros., $5,438,345 (avg. $1978)
  9. Iron Man 2, Paramount, $4,521,206 (avg. $1961)
  10. Splice, Warner Bros., $2,942,492 (avg. $1201)

(You can review last week’s numbers here.)

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