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The cartoon heroes of "Toy Story 3" crushed new releases from Adam Sandler and Tom Cruise to lead the North American box office for a second weekend, according to studio estimates.
"Toy Story 3" sold about 59 million dollars (USD) in tickets across the United States and Canada. It's 10-day haul rose to more than 226 million, quickly making it the fourth-biggest movie of the year behind "Alice in Wonderland," "Iron Man 2," and "Shrek Forever After."
Despite less-than-stellar reviews, the Adam Sandler-led comedy "Grown Ups" followed with a surprisingly strong 41 million. Sandler and co-stars Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade and Rob Schneider play school buddies who reunite for fun times in their middle-aged years.
Not such good-news for one-time Hollywood king Tom Cruise. His action comedy "Knight and Day," which also stars Cameron Diaz, came in a distant No. 3 with a middling 20.5 million. It's worth noting that while that number is far short of some of Cruise's last big movies, it was not as bad as some pundits had forecast.
"The Karate Kid" rounded out the top four with 15.5 million.
Actors Corey Feldman, Mickey Rooney and Eddie Griffin were among the friends and family who gathered in Beverly Hills to honor Michael Jackson on Saturday (June 26), the day after the one-year anniversary of his death.
In Los Angeles, I'm John Russell for Reuters.