The entertaining and Christian-themed 3D animated film Toy Story 3 was the top draw at the U.S. box office last weekend, bringing in an estimated $109 million during the three-day period. It was the most successful opening weekend ever for a Disney/Pixar animated film.
Crowd-pleasers The Karate Kid and The A-Team both did very well in their second week of release, in second and third places with tallies of $29 million and $13.8 million, respectively, expressing their themes of self-reliance, duty, honor, and the value of hard work.
Another film with clear Christian themes and traditional values, Shrek Forever After, finished in fifth place in its fifth week of release, bringing in $5.5 million. Now nearing the end of its main theatrical run, Shrek Forever After has grossed an estimated $223 million in U.S. ticket sales.
The supernatural Wild West revenge film Jonah Hex stumbled badly in its first weekend, debuting in seventh place with just under $5.4 million. Perhaps it’s just an amazing coincidence that the $35 million production’s two lead performers, Josh Brolin and Megan Fox, have made numerous leftist-progressive public comments in recent months, almost as if calculated to offend the movie’s potential audience.
But maybe it’s not just a coincidence that audiences avoided their film.