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Weekend Box Office Numbers (April 2-4, 2010): Clash of the Titans sets new Easter record with $61.2M ($63.9M including Thursday); ‘Tyler Perry’ solid in 2nd with $29.3M

Update: Article and chart updated with the final actual numbers.

Warner Brothers’ 3D Clash of the Titans got off to a record start, grossing $61.235 million over the 3-day Easter weekend (eclipsing the previous Easter record of $40.2M set by 2006’s Scary Movie 4). Including Thursday night sneaks — $2.655M — the film has grossed $63.890 million.

The Friday to Sunday breakdown for ‘Clash’ went as follows: $26.061M on Friday, -18% on Saturday to $21.361M and down -35.3% on Sunday to $13.813 million.

Also opening strongly was Tyler Perry’s latest ‘Why Did I Get Married Too?, which took in a very solid $29.289 million from 2,155 theaters. The performance is Perry’s 3rd best opening weekend of his career (below the $41.0M opening of 2009’s ‘Madea Goes to Jail’ and the $30.0M opening of 2006’s ‘Madea’s Family Reunion’). Meanwhile Miley Cyrus’ The Last Song took in $16.007 million, good enough for fourth place and bringing its 5-day cume to $25.395 million.

Rounding out the top five was last week’s #1 How to Train Your Dragon, which fell a respectable 33.7% to third place with $29.01M ($92.136M domestic cume) and Alice in Wonderland took fifth place with $8.208M ($309.734M domestic cume). Click over the jump for the weekend chart.

Weekend Chart for April 2 – April 4, 2010:

MOVIE TITLE WEEKEND GROSS % CHANGE THEATERS CHANGE TOTAL GROSS
1 Clash of the Titans $61,235,105 NEW 3,777 NEW $63,890,110
2 Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too? $29,289,537 NEW 2,155 NEW $29,289,537
3 How to Train Your Dragon $29,010,044 -33.7% 4,060 +5 $92,135,916
4 The Last Song $16,007,426 NEW 2,673 NEW $25,395,041
5 Alice in Wonderland $8,208,060 -53.3%
2,980 -404
$309,733,753
6 Hot Tub Time Machine $8,070,716 -42.9%
2,771 +17 $27,910,213
7 The Bounty Hunter $6,091,907 -49.3%
3,118 +44 $48,853,453
8 Diary of a Wimpy Kid $5,302,369 -47.6%
2,842 -241 $46,013,347
9 She’s Out of My League $1,516,952 -56.8%
1,390 -1,042 $28,712,974
10 Shutter Island $1,488,403 -53.3%
1,356 -767 $123,440,937

Sources: Box Office Mojo

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