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Weekend Box Office Estimates (April 9-11, 2010): Date Night ($27.1M) edges ‘Clash’ ($26.9M); ‘Dragon’ a close 3rd ($25.4M)

Click here for the final actual data.

Original article follows below.

Warner Brothers’ 3D Clash of the Titans fell to 2nd place (est. $26.875M) in its 2nd weekend (est. $110.468M domestic cume), narrowly getting edged out by the Steve Carell / Tina Fey comedy Date Night (est. $27.1M). DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon was well within the fold also, taking 3rd place with an estimated $25.35 million (est. $133.891M cume).

Here are the Friday to Sunday breakdowns for the top three, with Date Night carrying Friday, Clash of the Titans carrying Saturday and How to Train Your Dragon projected to take Sunday:

  • Date Night: $9.3M on Friday [#1], +15.1% on Saturday [#2] to $10.7M and -33.6% on Sunday [#3] to $7.1M.
  • Clash of the Titans: $8.435M on Friday [#2], +32.5% on Saturday [#1] to $11.175M and -35.0% on Sunday [#2] to $7.265M.
  • How to Train Your Dragon: $7.105M on Friday [#3], +47.4% on Saturday [#3] to $10.475M and -25.8% on Sunday [#1] to $7.77M.

The only other new release this weekend was Vivendi’s Letters to God which opened in 897 theaters to an estimated $1.25 million. Rounding out the top five was Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too? in fourth place with an estimated $11.0M (est. $48.52M cume) and The Last Song in fifth place with an estimated $10.0M (est. $42.4M cume).

Click over the jump for the weekend chart.

Weekend Chart for April 9 – April 11, 2010: [studio estimates] — Click here to see an updated chart with the final actual data for the weekend.

1 Date Night $27,100,000 NEW 3,374 NEW $27,100,000
2 Clash of the Titans $26,875,000 -56.1% 3,802 +25 $110,468,000
3 How to Train Your Dragon $25,350,000 -12.6% 4,007 -53 $133,891,000
4 Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too? $11,000,000 -62.4% 2,155 $48,520,000
5 The Last Song $10,000,000 -37.5%
2,674 +1
6 Alice in Wonderland $5,600,000 -31.8%
2,530 -450 $319,300,000
7 Hot Tub Time Machine $5,430,000 -32.7%
2,611 -160 $36,969,000
8 The Bounty Hunter $4,300,000 -29.4%
2,901 -217 $56,001,000
9 Diary of a Wimpy Kid $4,100,000 -22.7%
2,453 -389 $53,756,000
10 Letters to God $1,250,000 NEW
897 NEW $1,250,000

Sources: Box Office Mojo