'Shrek' leads another slow weekend at the movies

June 6, 2010 11:40:30 AM PDT
Hollywood is in a June swoon as a rush of new movies fails to grab audiences. "Shrek Forever After" remained the No. 1 movie for a third-straight weekend with $25.3 million.

The best of the newcomers was the rock 'n' roll comedy "Get Him to the Greek," which debuted at No. 2 with $17.4 million. Opening at No. 3 was the action comedy "Killers" with $16.1 million.

The overall box office tumbled compared with last year's. The weekend after Memorial Day a year ago, the blockbuster "Up" premiered with $68.1 million.

That was more than the total for this weekend's four new wide releases -- which included the family comedy "Marmaduke" at $11.3 million and the horror tale "Splice" at $7.5 million.


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