The summer's back. (Mostly.)
Toy Story 3 grossed a blockbuster $109 million at the weekend box office, estimates showed.
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.
• The summer heated up on the art-house circuit, too, with the John C. Reilly-Jonah Hill comedy, Cyrus, averaging a weekend-best, Toy Story 3-topping $45,072 at four screens, for an overall take of $180,289.
Here's a complete look at the weekend's top-grossing films, per Friday-Sunday estimates compiled by Exhibitor Relations: