Toy Story glory; Megan Fox hexed


Toy Story 3 grossed a blockbuster $109 million at the weekend box office, estimates showed.
Then there was Josh Brolin’s and Megan Fox’s Jonah Hex, which proved a throwback to the season’s lesser days of Macgruber.
The $40 million comic-book Western debuted with a barely there $5,09 million on nearly 3 000 screens.
Among comic-spawned flicks, Jonah Hex ranks down there with The Phantom and The Spirit for ineptitude, per Box Office Mojo stats.
The bomb comes at a bad time, career-wise, for Fox, who either jumped or was pushed from the Transformers franchise.
• Toy Story 3, the storied franchise’s first new entry in more than 10 years, posted the second-biggest opening-weekend gross for an animated film. Among all movies, its debut ranks 10th all-time.
• Jaden Smith’s The Karate Kid, which helped energize the summer box office with its No. 1 showing last weekend, held well, with a second-place, $29 million finish. Overall, it’s grossed $106 million domestically.
• All things considered, The A-Team held well, too, with a third-place, $13,8 million weekend.
Its nearly $50 million domestic total leaves it a long way still from its reputed $100 million-ish budget.
• Iron Man 2 ($2,7 million), the summer’s first $100 million opener, crossed the $300 million domestic mark.
• Sex and the City 2 ($2,4 million) ended its run in the Top 10 after three much-maligned weekends, but a respectable $90,2 million take.
Overall, the $100 million comedy was a winner, with a $200 million-plus worldwide gross, per Box Office Mojo.
— E! online