Shrek beats Sex in the City at box office
The latest installment in the Shrek animated series beat out a reprise of Sex in the City in a weekend ruled by sequels at the US box office, DPA reported.
Shrek Forever After drew 43.3 million dollars in its second weekend through Sunday of the three-day Memorial Day weekend, studio estimates showed. The fourth installment about the humourous ogre voiced by Mike Myers has earned 133 million dollars.
Sex in the City 2, which takes its four New York City heroines on a trip to Abu Dhabi, raked in 32.1 million dollars on the weekend, after opening Thursday.
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, a Disney movie based on a video game, earned less than expected for third place with 30.2 million dollars in its first weekend.
Fourth place went to another sequel, Iron Man 2, with 16 million dollars. The action flick has grossed 275 million dollars.
Robin Hood starring Russell Crowe rounded out the top five with 10.3 million dollars.