Update: Click over the jump for an updated chart with the final actual data.
Original article follows below
The Steve Carell / Tina Fey comedy Date Night took first place with an estimated $9.3 million from 3,374 theaters, coming in a big higher than initial expectations. The film out-grossed last week’s #1 Clash of the Titans which took in an estimated $8.435 million from 3,802 theaters (est. $92.028 cume). Finishing in third place was How to Train Your Dragon which posted a solid estimated $7.1 million (est. $115.641M cume).
That sets up for a three-way race to the top for the weekend. All three films look headed to finish the weekend with between $25-28 million. After a slightly weaker than expected opening weekend, ‘Dragon’ has rebounded nicely and will have a good shot at beating last year’s Monsters vs. Aliens despite the significantly weaker start.
Rounding out the top five were The Last Song (est. $3.6M / $36.023M cume) and Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too? (est. $3.5M / $41.02M cume). Click over the jump for the daily chart.
Daily Box Office Chart for Friday, April 9, 2010 [Update: Chart updated with final actual data]
|Rank||Movie||Friday Gross||Change from Thursday||Theaters|
|2||Clash of the Titans||$8,335,540||+105.0%||3,802|
|3||How to Train Your Dragon||$7,134,315||+87.4%||4,007|
|4||The Last Song||$3,619,112||+137.2%||2,674|
|5||Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too?||$3,571,658||+137.6%||2,155|
|6||Hot Tub Time Machine||$1,791,916||+100.8%||2,611|
|7||Alice in Wonderland||$1,631,023||+79.0%||2,530|
|8||The Bounty Hunter||$1,447,971||+104.5%||2,901|
|9||Diary of a Wimpy Kid||$1,323,667||+59.6%||2,453|
|10||Letters to God (studio estimate)||$387,000||NEW||897|
Source: Box Office Mojo