It was another weekend where it was easy to be green at the box office, with Shrek Forever After topping the charts for the third consecutive weekend.
The DreamWorks Animation feature had a weekend tally of $25 million, bringing its domestic total to $183 million. The film’s overseas take of $68 million gives the fourth and reportedly final film in the franchise a to-date total of $251 million.
Falling in behind the ogre were a pair of comedy releases, with Universal’s Get Him to the Greek opening with $17.4 million and The Killers earning $16.1 million. The videogame adaptation Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time made $13 million in its second weekend for a domestic total of $59.5 million. The film has done big business overseas, where it has earned $156 million for a $215 million total.
Marmaduke, a kids-oriented CG and live-action hybrid adaptation of the newspaper comic strip, opened in sixth place with $11 million. It was followed by Iron Man 2, which had $7.8 million weekend to bring its domestic total to $291 million and its worldwide total to $580 million.
Also still in release is DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon, which earned about $460,000 for the weekend to bring its domestic total to $213.9 million and its worldwide take to $467 million.
Alice in Wonderland made $309,000 this weekend, for a $333 million domestic take and just over $1 billion worldwide.
And lastly, the Oscar-nominated The Secret of Kells earned $17,000 this weekend on 18 screens for a domestic take of $566,000.