Wow. Apparently the big green guy and the planet’s imminent destruction just combined to set an all time weekend box office record. Shrek remains at #1 with $92 million over the four day weekend to push it’s total take to just a hair less than $257 mil in less than two weeks of release. That’s an insane amount of money. Shrek’s take dropped only 13% from last week which is pretty much nothing … big films routinely drop 30-40% after the first week even if reviews and word of mouth are positive. The Day After Tomorrow, meanwhile, pulled in an impressive $86 mil which means the two top films alone pulled in $178 million in the US alone. Madness, I say.
Meanwhile in the world of small, anti-coporate film making Super Size Me is still holding strong to the #10 spot with the film spreading onto another 49 screens. Not much by Shrek standards but mighty impressive for a little documentary by an unknown film maker.