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Tuesday June 1, 2010 8:04 pm

Box Office Breakdown: Theatergoers Choose Shrek Over Sex

Sex and the City 2

Shrek - not cosmopolitans - was what fans were buying this weekend.

Despite competition from two heavily-promoted features, an aging green ogre was able to hang on to his title for two weeks in a row. raised an additional $57 million during the Memorial Day frame to bring its domestic total to $146.8 million.

Meanwhile, Warner Bros. proved that people can get tired of sex. Sex and the City 2 - which featured the return of Aidan Shaw (John Corbett) - couldn’t get past the bad reviews to even match the first film’s numbers. (Sex and the City opened to $56.8 million in May 2008.) The lovely ladies also couldn’t overpower Jake Gyllenhaal’s four-day haul. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time wound up snagging second place with a $37.8 million debut.

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  1. Shrek Forever After, Paramount/Dreamworks, $57,060,434 (avg. $13,066)
  2. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Disney, $37,813,075 (avg. $10,371)
  3. Sex and the City 2, Warner Bros., $36,835,353 (avg. $10,692)
  4. Iron Man 2, Paramount, $21,076,239 (avg. $5541)
  5. Robin Hood, Universal, $13,424,540 (avg. $3980)
  6. Letters to Juliet, Summit Entertainment, $7,492,524 (avg. $2652)
  7. Just Wright, Fox Searchlight, $2,835,702 (avg. $2373)
  8. Date Night, 20th Century Fox, $2,307,657 (avg. $2049)
  9. MacGruber, Universal, $2,024,110 (avg. $795)
  10. How to Train Your Dragon, Dreamworks, $1,513,677 (avg. $1835)

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



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