'Karate Kid' knocking out weekend expectations
"The Karate Kid" is looking like summer's first surprise hit.
The remake of the 1980s classic starring Jaden Smith sold $18.8 million worth of tickets in the U.S. and Canada on Friday and is headed toward a weekend gross of about $50 million.
Pre-release polling had indicated "Karate Kid" would take in from $30 million to $35 million for the weekend.
20th Century Fox's big-screen adaptation of "The A-Team" took in close to $10 million on Friday, according to two competing studios, and will likely gross a little less than $30 million by Sunday.
-- Ben Fritz