US Box Office Estimates May 21-23 2010

Shrek breaks into the cinemas for it’s fourth outing at the top of the charts, as usual, but not doing as well as previous films. The Ogre does manage to beat the metal man significantly, but not as much as might have been expected. Meanwhile last weeks films move down a notch, although both Iron man and robin hood make a respectable showing.

Second new entry MacGruber makes a poor first weekend start, coming ahead of another comedy film, albeit one that clearly has more appeal, as Date Night swaps the ‘3s’ of a month earlier, for all 7s, holding 7th place for a second time in it’s seventh weekend. Nightmare drops faster than the rest, again, and Dragon still holds in there just ahead of limited-release Kites.

Rank (last week) Film Weekend Gross (Millions) Theaters Total Gross to Date (Millions) Weeks on release
1 (N) Shrek Forever After3D $70.8 4,359 $70.8 1
2 (1) Iron Man 2 $26.3 4,177 $251.0 3
3 (2) Robin Hood $18.7 3,505 $66.1 2
4 (3) Letters to Juliet $9.0 2,975 $27.3 2
5 (4) Just Wright $4.3 1,831 $14.7 2
6 (N) MacGruber $4.0 2,551 $4.0 1
7 (7) Date Night $2.9 1,869 $90.7 7
8 (6) A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) $2.3 2,125 $59.9 4
9 (5) How to Train Your Dragon3D $1.9 1,751 $210.9 9
10 (N) Kites $0.9 208 $0.9 1
It’s important to remember, these figures for the weekend are released lunch-time Sunday, so estimate Sunday’s figures, there may be some discrepancies. Figures provided by BoxOfficeMojo. Click here for the full weekend figures.