Studio Estimates for March 26-28:
1. How to Train Your Dragon – $43.7 million
2. Alice in Wonderland – $17 million
3. Hot Tub Time Machine – $14 million
4. The Bounty Hunter – $12 million
5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid – $10.1 million
I sense a trend that will be taking over the movie scene for the rest of time. Huge blockbusters will be in 3-D and will dominate the box office. Alice in Wonderland has grossed a domestic total of appromixately $293 million in four weeks, including the $17.7 million it grossed this weekend that landed them the runner-up spot. And in its 3-D debut, How to Train Your Dragon snagged the top spot with $43.7 million. With films like Toy Story 3 and Harry Potter’s final installment to be released in 3-D, expect ticket prices to soar. Is this goodbye to 2-D as we know it?
Hot Tub Time Machine managed to be the top grossing 2-D film of the weekend with $14 million. And rounding out the Top 5 were The Bounty Hunter with $12 million and Diary of a Wimpy Kid with $10.1 million.
On Wednesday, the most recent of Nicolas Sparks adaptation hits the screen starring tween idol Miley Cyrus, The Last Song. And then on Friday two more wide releases hit the theaters: Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too and another 3-D film, Clash of the Titans.