Shrek Forever After Tops Sex and the City 2

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Lovers of Shrek Forever After kept the animated movie at the No. 1 spot for a second weekend as it made $43.3 million from Friday to Sunday. It has made a total of $133.1 million in the U.S. box office.
“Sex and the City 2,” followed at No. 2, earning $32.1 million for the opening weekend and a far cry from the $56.8 million opening weekend of the first one in 2008. “Sex and the City 2” has made a total of $46.3 million so far.

After rescuing a princess, getting hitched and fathering triplets, Shrek is feeling over-domesticated. ‘He has lost his roar,’ says director Mike Mitchell. ‘It used to send villagers running away in terror. Now they run to him and ask him to sign their pitchforks and torches.’”

To regain his ogre mojo, he strikes a deal with Rumpelstiltskin, the wee troublemaker who popped up briefly in Shrek 2 and 3. Of course, the pact goes awry and Shrek must confront what life would be like in Far Far Away if he had never existed. That translates into Donkey being forced into cart-pulling duty, fat and lazy Puss in Boots trading his sword for a pink bow and the underhanded Rumpelstiltskin ruling the kingdom


Director: Mike Mitchell
Writer: Tim Sullivan
Studio: DreamWorks Pictures
Cast: Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy

MAY 21-23, 2010 U.S. BOX OFFICE.

1 Shrek Forever After
Weekend gross: $70.8M

2 Iron Man 2
Weekend gross: $26.4M

3 Robin Hood
Weekend gross: $18.8M

4 Letters to Juliet
Weekend gross: $9M

5 Just Wright
Weekend gross: $4.3M

6 MacGruber (not reviewed)
Weekend gross: $4M

7 Date Night
Weekend gross: $2.9M

8 A Nightmare on Elm Street
Weekend gross: $2.3M

9 How to Train Your Dragon
Weekend gross: $1.9M

10 Kites (not confirmed)

Sources: USA Today and Admin.

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