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|
|6||Clash of the Titans||$8,924,180||-42.0%
|7||Death at a Funeral||$8,022,762||-50.5%
|9||The Last Song||$3,760,816||-36.9%
|10||Alice in Wonderland||$2,264,097||-38.1%
Sources: Box Office Mojo