Karate Kid kicks at the box office

LAS VEGAS - MARCH 17: Actor Jaden Smith appears after accepting the Breakthrough Male Star of the Year Award before a screening of his upcoming movie, 'The Karate Kid' at the Paris Las Vegas during ShoWest, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, March 17, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

This past weekend “The Karate Kid” brought in $56 million on its opening weekend. Like father like son? The film stars Will Smith‘s son, Jaden Smith. Perhaps he learned a thing or two from his successful pop.

“The Karate Kid” is a remake of the 1984 hit and stars along with Smith, Jackie Chan and is set in Beijing.

The A-Team,” which brought in $ 26 million was a bit of a disappointment.

Here are some interesting facts about the two films.

The Karate Kid cost about $60 million less to produce than The A-Team.

The Karate Kid is the biggest opener of Jaden Smith’s career, and the film has debuted larger than all but two of his dad’s movies.

The A-Team is based on the TV series from 1983-87.

Here is a list of the top 10 movies from the past weekend:


  1. The Karate Kid, $56 million
  2. The A-Team, $26 million
  3. Shrek Forever After, $15.8 million
  4. Get Him to the Greek, $10.1 million
  5. Killers, $8.2 million
  6. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, $6.6 million
  7. Marmaduke, $6 million
  8. Sex and the City 2, $5.5 million
  9. Iron Man 2, $4.6 million
  10. Splice, $2.9 million


That’s great that The Karate Kid had an awesome opening weekend. The movie looks really good. I think Jaden’s career will go far just like his dad’s has.

Article source: E! Online and Time

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