Box Office

Shrek Stays Strong

Despite feeble challenges from Get Him to the Greek and Killers, Shrek Forever After held the top spot at this weekend's box office for the third week in a row. The green ogre and friends pulled in an additional $25.3 million in the U.S. and Canada this weekend—resulting in an $183 million box office overall. Greek, the Russell Brand and Jonah Hill comedy, came in second with $17.4 million on its opening weekend, and Killers, which stars Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl, raked in $16.1 million. The weekend was a somber reminder of the year-long decline of ticket sales, as overall sales were down 24 percent from a year ago. This same weekend last year, The Hangover pulled in $45 million.