The Karate Kid kicks to box office top spot with $56 million


MUMBAI: Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith starrer The Karate Kid has kicked its way to the top spot at the box office with $56 million in its opening weekend globally.

In second spot at the global box office was Twentieth Century Fox’s The A-Team stood second at the weekend box office with $26 million.

Shrek Forever After was down to the third spot with revenues of $15.8 million over the weekend. The movie has so far grossed $210 million at the box office.

On the other hand, Universal’s Get Him To The Greek with its $10.07 million revenues over the weekend, was at the forth spot. The movie’s cumulative revenues stand at $36.53 million.

At fifth spot was Lionsgate’s Killers, which took in revenues of $8.17 million over the weekend. The movie’s total box office collections are at $30.42 million.

The Karate Kid also opened at #1 position in several Asian markets including Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Philippines, and has still to release in major territories like Europe and China.


In India, The Karate Kid grossed Rs 45 million (Rs 4.5 crore) in its opening weekend and was released in three languages namely English, Hindi and Tamil. Sony Pictures will release the movie in Telugu on 2 July.

"The film has universal appeal and has been greatly appreciated by action fans and family audiences. We continue to expect strong numbers in the coming week thanks to the extremely positive word of mouth and the fact that many shows were housefull during the weekend," said Sony Pictures India managing director Kercy Daruwala.