'Karate Kid' Does Big Box Office; Karate Still Not Chinese

The remake pulled in $56 million over the weekend.

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The Karate Kid remake starring Jaden Smith was the best *cymbal crash* around over the weekend, making $56 million and besting The A-Team:

The "Karate Kid" reboot — which actually focuses on kung fu, despite the misleading title — stars Jaden Smith as an American youth who moves to China and comes under the tutelage of a martial arts expert played by Jackie Chan. The film exceeded expectations with an estimated $56 million opening weekend, a very impressive result given the movie's $40 million production budget. It goes without saying that Sony Pictures will look to turn out several more sequels starring Smith and Chan.

Just because.

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