shrek forever after 320 Box Office: Kiddies trump cougars as 'Shrek' wins Memorial Day weekendDespite winning Friday, “Sex and the City 2” couldn’t compete with Memorial Day weekend family trips to the cinema, as “Shrek Forever After” will take the weekend with an estimated $43.3 million in earnings. That gives “Shrek” its second weekend win in a row and brings its domestic total to $133.1 million.

“Sex” came in second with just over $32 million, which brings its total so far to $46.3 million — well below its predecessor’s opening weekend take of $56.8 million two years ago. The action adventure “Prince of Persia” came in third at just over $30 million.

“Iron Man 2” still managed a respectable $16 million take, bringing its domestic total to $274.6 million after four weeks in the theaters. “Robin Hood” rounded out the top 5 with $10.3 million, which brings its total to $83 million after three weeks.

In another display of family fare ruling Memorial Day, “A Nnightmare on Elm Street” was bumped from the box office top 10 by “How to Train Your Dragon,” despite being No. 10 after Friday night’s take. And “Alice in Wonderland” is hanging right in there after 13 weeks in the theaters. It took in over half a million this weekend and its total box office earnings are almost at $333 million.

The complete top 12 is as follows, with each film’s weekend take and overall earnings so far:

1. “Shrek Forever After”             $43,345,000, $133,000,000
2. “Sex and the City 2”              $32,125,000, $46,333,000
3. “Prince of Persia”                  $30,170,000, $30,170,000
4. “Iron Man 2”                          $16,035,000, $274,600,000
5. “Robin Hood”                        $10,304,515, $83,024,380
6. “Letters to Juliet”                   $5,912,000, $36,615,418
7. “Just Wright”                         $2,200,000, $18,197,518
8. “Date Night”                          $1,750,000, $93,447,708
9. “MacGruber”                         $1,476,680, $7,127,015
10. “How to Train Your Dragon”   $1,025,000, $212,500,000
11. “A Nightmare on Elm Street” $865,000, $61,644,000 
12. “Alice in Wonderland”           $560,000, $332,990,000

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."