Monday, June 14

Nice 2 See The Carters & The Smiths At Tony Awards

Jay-Z, Will & Jada Pinkett-Smith were @ Radio City Music Hall last night as nominees @ the 64th annual Tony Awards. The triumvirate’s play, Fela! was nominated in 11 categories including Best Musical. Although the production took home three trophies, it lost the top honor to Memphis. Speakin' of The Smiths....
"The Karate Kid" has won a 1980's showdown at the box office against "The A-Team." Sony's remake of 1984's "The Karate Kid" debuted at No. 1 for the weekend with a whopping $56 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. The big-screen adaptation of the 1980s TV series "The A-Team" came in at less than half that, the 20th Century Fox release opening in second place with $26 million. After three weekends @ No. 1, DreamWorks Animation's "Shrek Forever After" slipped to No. 3 with $15.8 million.

"The Karate Kid" stars Jaden Smith as an American boy who moves with his mom to China, where he takes on a bully under the guidance of an unassuming martial-arts master (Jackie Chan). With his first lead role, 11-year-old Smith had an opening weekend that stacked up well against the track record of his superstar father, Will Smith, who has had only two debuts bigger than "The Karate Kid" ("I Am Legend" at $77.2 million and "Hancock" at $62.6 million). Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett Smith are producers on "The Karate Kid." "It's like, `Who's the biggest star now, dad?'" said Paul Dergarabedian, box-office analyst for "It proves the box-office apple doesn't fall far from the money tree in that household."

Weekend Box Office

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.

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