A-Team and Karate Kid Look to Rebound Slumping Box Office

Posted June 11th, 2010 at 6:13 am

After three straight weeks of Shrek Forever After topping weak box office frames two reboots from the 1980s storm in and will capture the top two spots. Which one will be victorious is a little more difficult to predict.

The A-Team
Popular series debuted in 1983; high nostalgia factor
High profile ensemble cast includes Bradley Cooper and Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson
Appeals to action crowd
Decent reviews
Ads have not been great
The Losers with similar structure and theme bombed less than two months ago

The Karate Kid
Reimagination of the 1984 film in a fresh setting
Appeals to family crowd
Adults may prefer to tired animated fare like Shrek
Reviews mixed but trending positive
Trepidation from fans of the original
Jackie Chan is not a box office draw
Long running time of 2 hours 20 minutes

Opening Predictions
The A-Team: $34 million
The Karate Kid: $28 million