‘Shrek Forever After’ tops US box office with $71.3 Million debut, ‘Iron Man’ Slips

Posted by on May 24, 2010 | 1 Comment

The fourth film in the Shrek franchise has claimed the number one spot at the US box office after its first weekend on release, it has been confirmed.

Shrek Forever After, likely to be the final instalment in the Dreamworks series about an irascible green ogre, took an estimated $71 million to claim the number one spot in the US box office charts.

The animated film, also released in 3D, had an opening haul far lower than the previous Shrek films, with Shrek 3 achieving a debut weekend worth $121 million.

Last week’s number one film, Iron Man 2, dropped to second after Shrek Forever After’s debut, with Robin Hood, Letters to Juliet and Just Wright.

The first Shrek film opened to just $42 million nine years ago but the next two releases within the series generated substantial amounts of revenue. Shrek 2 brought in $108 million during its opening weekend six years ago while Shrek the Third, the most lucrative release within the franchise, generated $121.6 million in domestic revenue when it opened three years ago.

DreamWorks Animation’s head of worldwide marketing and consumer products, Anne Globe, responded to the numbers by confirming that the film opened on the low end of projected forecasts. However, Globe expressed gratitude over the fact that Shrek Forever After took the top spot at the box office and became the fourth-biggest opening of all-time amongst animated film releases.

MacGruber, a low-budget comedy film starring Will Forte and Kristen Wiig that is based on an ongoing Saturday Night Live sketch, bombed at the box office during its opening weekend, generating just $4.1 million.
The top five films at the US box office are: (last week’s position)

  1. Shrek Forever After (-)
  2. Iron Man 2 (1)`
  3. Robin Hood (2)
  4. Letters to Juliet (3)
  5. Just Wright (4)

Shrek Forever After Spoilers

Director : Mike Mitchell

Release Date : 21 May 2010

Language : English

Company : DreamWorks Animation

Starring : Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Walt Dohrn, Julie Andrews, Conrad Vernon, Aron Warner

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