I was asked only a few minutes before these Friday numbers came out just who I thought would win the weekend box-office. I was torn between Columbia’s The Karate Kid and The A-Team. I couldn’t figure out just how big the audience would be for Karate Kid, but the answer appears to be HUGE! You wanted the summer box-office to turnaround? Well, it has as Karate Kid took in $18.8 million at the Friday box-office and is likely to take over $50 million for the weekend. Nikki Finke delivers the early numbers and estimates $52 million, but I don’t see any reason why this one won’t be able to hit $60 considering the weekend is when the families really turn out. She’s more often right than wrong, but I just wanted to be sure I put that out there.
As for Fox’s The A-Team, it only managed $9.7 million. I haven’t had the time to look through all the predictions made by readers in Laremy’s right here, it’s interesting.
Otherwise, everything else is hold overs. I personally donated $10 to Get Him to the Greek and next weekend may be taking in a second viewing of The A-Team while everyone else feeds the Disney/Pixar coffers for Toy Story 3.
Check out the estimated Friday numbers below and stay tuned Sunday for Laremy’s wrap-up piece.