Posted: Jun 7, 2010 10:35 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5
Hollywood is in a June swoon as a rush of new movies fails to grab audiences.
"Shrek Forever After" remained the No. 1 movie for a third-straight weekend with $25.3 million. The best of the newcomers was the rock 'n' roll comedy "Get Him to the Greek," which debuted at No. 2 with $17.4 million. Opening at No. 3 was the action comedy "Killers" with $16.1 million.
The overall box office tumbled compared with last year's. The weekend after Memorial Day a year ago, the blockbuster "Up" premiered with $68.1 million. That was more than the total for this weekend's four new wide releases - which included the family comedy "Marmaduke" at $11.3 million and the horror tale "Splice" at $7.5 million.