The Karate Kid 2010 remake starring Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan slammed to the top of the weekend box office, leaving the new A-Team movie remake limping into second place. The Karate Kid nearly doubled the earnings at the weekend box office made by The A-Team.

Jaden Smith in 'The Karate Kid' (Columbia Pictures)

Jaden Smith in 'The Karate Kid' (Columbia Pictures)

Along the lines of the original Karate Kid, the 2010 version tells the story of a young boy (Jaden Smith as Dre)  who gets bullied at school, gets involved in martial arts and then goes on to kick ass all over the place with the help of mentor Mr. Han (Jackie Chan). Jaden Smith is the son of Hollywood stars Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith – and it does look like the star quality gene is strong in this one.

The Karate Kid took a strong lead at the weekend box office on Friday, taking in an estimated $18.8 million from 3,633 theaters. The A-Team 2010 remake placed second with $9.7 million from 2,730 theaters.

'The A-Team' 2010 cast

'The A-Team' 2010 cast

While some were predicting The A-Team would overtake The Karate Kid for the top spot, it looks like that’s not going to happen. So far The Karate Kid 2010 remake is sitting strong with $57 million in ticket sales so far while The A-Team is struggling to hit the $30 million mark.

Rounding out the top five in theaters this weekend are Shrek Forever After – falling from first place last week – Get Him to the Greek and Killers.

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