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.