‘Karate Kid’ gives kick to Friday B.O.

Sony's redux of martial arts fable bests 'A-Team'

Sony’s reimagined “Karate Kid” gave its competition a swift kick on Friday.

The film, which stars Will Smith’s 11-year-old son Jaden, earned about $18.8 million in 3,663 runs on Friday. The film far outpaced its closet competition, Fox’s TV series adaptation “The A-Team,” which brought in around $9.5 million in 3,535 engagements. Paramount and DreamWorks Animation’s “Shrek Forever After” came in at No. 3, earning about $4.5 million in 3,868 runs. Universal’s comedy “Get Him To The Greek” took in an estimated $3.2 million in 2,702 engagements. Rounding out the top 5 was Lionsgate’s “Killers,” the Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl starrer that brought in around $2.6 million in 2,859 runs.

Disney’s “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” took in about $2 million on Friday in 3,108 runs, and Fox’s “Marmaduke” pic earned about $1.8 million. The ladies of “Sex and the City 2” grabbed the No. 8 spot with an estimate of $1.7 million in 2,750 engagements and Paramount’s “Iron Man 2” collected about $1.3 million in 2,305 runs. The sci-fi pic “Splice” earned about $860,000 on Friday in 2,450 engagements.

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