Shrek 4 walks tall at the box office

The jolly green giant may have vanquished all box office foes but this 4th outing couldn’t beat its ultimate competitor- itself. The DreamWorks animated sequel, which was released in 3D at more than half of its 4,359 locations, earned $71.3 million in the U.S. and Canada. The audience was well below previous Shrek films, including Shrek the Third, which opened at $121.6 million in May 2007. Looks like 4th time was not the charm. Marvel’s Iron Man 2 came in second with $26.6 million while Robin Hood came in third with $18.7 million, bringing its North American total to $66.1 million. Saturday Night Live spin-off, MacGruber took in a meager $4.1 million during it’s opening weekend, landing in sixth position missing our top 5.

This Wk Title Dist. Weekend Gross Cumulative
Gross
Rlse
Wks
1   Shrek Forever After Paramount Pictures $71,250,000 $71,250,000 1  
2   Iron Man 2 Paramount Pictures $26,600,000 $251,265,000 3  
3   Robin Hood Universal Pictures $18,700,000 $66,100,000 2  
4   Letters to Juliet Summit Entertainment, LLC $9,100,000 $27,400,000 2  
5   Just Wright Fox Searchlight Pictures $4,225,000 $14,631,000 2  
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