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Projections: ‘Karate Kid’ Set to Kick the Competition

11 Oct, 2010 By: Kelly Burner



Oct. 5. From Sony Pictures Home Entertainment released the remake of The Karate Kid, starring Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan, which raked in nearly $180 million in domestic theaters. From Warner that same day came the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street, produced by Michael Bay, which raked in $63 million in theaters.

Of these two major releases, The Karate Kid should battle its way to the top spot for the week ended Oct. 10, landing at first place on the top sales and Blu-ray sales charts.

Also released Oct. 5 was the sci-fi flick Splice from Warner ($17 million), the horror flick The Human Centipede from IFC ($0.18 million), and the Academy Award nominated animated picture The Secret of Kells from New Video Group ($0.68 million).

Due to Sony’s deal to delay new releases to Netflix, and Warner’s 28-day delay of new titles to Netflix and Redbox, the performance of Karate Kid and A Nightmare on Elm Street on the rental chart should be somewhat muted, paving the way for a repeat of Iron Man 2 on top.

Rank

Title

Studio

Weeks on Chart

 

Projected Top 3 Sellers for Week Ending 10/10/2010

 

1

The Karate Kid

Sony Pictures

New

2

Iron Man 2

Paramount

2

3

A Nightmare on Elm Street

Warner

New

 

Projected Top 3 Rentals for Week Ending 10/10/2010

 

1

Iron Man 2

Paramount

2

2

The Karate Kid

Sony Pictures

New

3

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Disney

4

 
 


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