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Weekend Box Office: “Karate Kid,” “Joan” & “Bone” Strong; “A-Team” Fails

Weekend Box Office: "Karate Kid," "Joan" & "Bone" Strong; "A-Team" Fails

The summer box office won a reprieve this weekend as two 80s remakes went against each other. Warm-hearted family franchise “The Karate Kid” kicked actioner “The A-Team”‘s ass, thanks to the potent combo of genuine martial arts master Jackie Chan and Hollywood scion Jaden Smith, reports Anthony D’Alessandro for Thompson On Hollywood.

Meanwhile, Peter Knegt at indieWIRE notes the success of a quartet of very strong debuts that should lift the spirits of many a distributor this Sunday afternoon. According to estimates provided by Rentrak, four films opened to $15,000+ per-theater-averages, including two – Sundance alums “Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work” and “Winter’s Bone” – that managed $20,000+.

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