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'Shrek' leads another slow weekend for Hollywood

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In this file film publicity image released by Paramount Pictures, Shrek, voiced by Mike Myers, left, and Fiona, voiced by Cameron Diaz are shown in a scene from, "Shrek Forever After."  (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks Animation, File) In this file film publicity image released by Paramount Pictures, Shrek, voiced by Mike Myers, left, and Fiona, voiced by Cameron Diaz are shown in a scene from, "Shrek Forever After." (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks Animation, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood is in a June swoon as a rush of new movies fails to grab audiences.

"Shrek Forever After" remained the No. 1 movie for a third-straight weekend with $25.3 million.

The best of the newcomers was the rock 'n' roll comedy "Get Him to the Greek," which debuted at No. 2 with $17.4 million. Opening at No. 3 was the action comedy "Killers" with $16.1 million.

The overall box office tumbled compared with last year's. The weekend after Memorial Day a year ago, the blockbuster "Up" premiered with $68.1 million.

That was more than the total for this weekend's four new wide releases — which included the family comedy "Marmaduke" at $11.3 million and the horror tale "Splice" at $7.5 million.

 

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