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Weekend Box Office Numbers (April 23-25, 2010): ‘Dragon’ stays in 1st ($15.4M); Weak debuts for Back-Up Plan (#2 – $12.2M) and The Losers (#4 – $9.4M) [UPDATED]

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

The weak debuts of The Back-Up Plan (#2 – $12.2M) and The Losers (#4 – $9.4M) allowed for How to Train Your Dragon to win another weekend. The 3D feature grossed $15.35 million, pushing its domestic cume to a solid $178.346 million and its worldwide tally to an impressive $355.346 million. After opening more than 25% below Monsters vs. Aliens ($59.3M vs. $43.7M), ‘Dragon’ has surpassed ‘MvsA’ on a daily basis and will easily cross the $200M mark domestically.

The only other new release this week was the limited Oceans (which opened on Thursday) which grossed $6.059 million ($8.526M cume) for the weekend — #8 — from 1,206 theaters (for a top 10 best $5,024 per theater average). Rounding out the top five were Date Night in third place ($10.461M / $63.333M cume) and Kick-Ass in fifth place ($9.342M / $34.708M cume). Click over the jump for the weekend chart.

Weekend Chart for April 23 – April 25, 2010: [Updated with final actuals]

MOVIE TITLE WEEKEND GROSS % CHANGE THEATERS CHANGE TOTAL GROSS
1 How to Train Your Dragon $15,350,213 -21.8% 3,665 -160 $178,345,927
2 The Back-Up Plan $12,201,710 NEW 3,280 NEW $12,201,710
3 Date Night $10,461,223 -37.4% 3,294 -86 $63,332,819
4 The Losers $9,406,348 NEW 2,936 NEW $9,406,348
5 Kick-Ass $9,342,398 -52.9%
3,065 -
$34,708,222
6 Clash of the Titans $8,924,180 -42.0%
3,271 -482 $145,563,557
7 Death at a Funeral $8,022,762 -50.5%
2,459 - $28,471,939
8 Oceans $6,058,958 NEW 1,206 NEW $8,525,488
9 The Last Song $3,760,816 -36.9%
2,794 +27 $55,459,487
10 Alice in Wonderland $2,264,097 -38.1%
1,385 -639 $327,537,023

Sources: Box Office Mojo

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