Box Office Results: Clash of the Titans edges out Date Night

Results for April 9-11:

1.  Clash of the Titans – $26.6 million
2.  Date Night – $25.2 million
3.  How to Train Your Dragon – $24.9 million
4.  Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too? – $11 million
5.  The Last Song – $9.8 million


Despite early studio results predicting that Date Night won the weekend box office, Clash of the Titans prevailed for its second straight weekend at the top.  Grossing $26.6 million, the 3-D action-adventure dropped 57 percent form its opening, but has an impressive $110.2 million ten-day gross.

Date Night opened to $25.2 million this weekend. NBC’s TV stars Steve Carell (The Office) and Tina Fey (30 Rock) starred in the action-comedy and exit polls indicated that the film was indeed a ‘date night’ kind of movie, appealing to a lot of couples.

How to Train Your Dragon only dropped 14 percent and grossed $24.9 million over the weekend. Its $133.4 million in 17 days is headed to out-gross another DreamWorks’ 3-D animation, Monsters vs. Aliens, which grossed $198.4 million.

Rounding out the Top 5 were Why Did I Get Married Too? with $11 million and The Last Song with $9.8 million.

Opening up this weekend are two comedies that will appeal to different demographics. The remake of Death at a Funeral starring Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, and Tracy Morgan is one… while the action-comedy Kick Ass is the other.


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