Does everybody remember seeing The Karate Kid trailer for the first time and stating how dumb it was to remake such a classic? You likely proceeded to wonder who the heck was going to pay to watch a kid travel to China in order to learn about Kung-Fu, ahem Karate. Well, perhaps that should have been the plot for the highly anticipated summer hit The A-Team as well.
Both of the 1980’s phenomenons made their respective 2010 silver screen debut over the weekend, however only one lived up to expectations. Actually, little Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan wiped the floor with the Soldiers of Fortune by lapping them … and then some.
The opening weekend’s numbers are in and they ain’t too pretty if you’re not on Mr. Miyagi’s side of the fence. The A-Team opened to a disappointing $26 million, so there’s a long ways to go before they are able to recoup the reported $110 million budget the “blockbuster hit” took on.
Conversely, Daniel-san and Co. came at a much cheaper price tag, as it was reported The Karate Kid remake only required a $40 million production budget.
Former UFC light heavyweight champ Quinton “Rampage” Jackson temporarily “retired” from MMA to take on the role of B.A. Baracus in The A-Team movie. Although the decision cost him his perfect standing with the UFC, it was a financial opportunity the controversial wrestler couldn’t pass on.
Maybe Fox Studios is wishing they would have passed on producing “The F-Team?”
1. The Karate Kid: $56,000,000 (Debut)
2. The A-Team: $26,000,000 (Debut)
3. Shrek Forever: $15,800,000 (Week 4)
4. Get Him to the Greek: $10,078,000 (Week 2)
5. Killers: $8,170,000 (Week 2)
6: Prince of Persia: $6,582,000 (Week 3)
7. Marmaduke: $6,000,000 (Week 2)
8. Sex and the City 2: $5,525,000 (Week 3)
9. Iron Man 2: $4,550,000 (Week 6)
10. Splice: $2,860,000 (Week 2)