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Box Office Numbers for Monday, April 12, 2010

Clash of the Titans took first place on Monday with $1.892 million ($112.119M cume), holding off both Date Night ($1.741M / $26.948M cume) and How to Train Your Dragon ($1.383M / $134.798M cume).

Rounding out the top five were Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too? ($647,170 / $49.184M cume) and Hot Tub Time Machine ($512,354 / $37.482M cume). Click over the jump for the daily chart.

Continue reading Box Office Numbers for Monday, April 12, 2010

Weekend Box Office Numbers (April 9-11, 2010): ‘Clash’ ($26.6M) holds onto 1st; Date Night ($25.2M) and ‘Dragon’ ($24.9M) finish 2nd and 3rd

The preliminary numbers had Date Night opening in 1st place ahead of Clash of the Titans, but the studios over-estimated most films grosses and Clash of the Titans ultimately won out with a $26.633 million 2nd weekend ($110.226 million cume). Date Night grossed a respectable $25.208 million followed by How to Train Your Dragon in 3rd which dropped only 14.3% with a solid $24.863 million ($133.404 million).

Note: The original weekend estimates were $27.1M for “Date Night”, $26.875M for “Clash of the Titans” and $25.35M for “How to Train Your Dragon”.

The only other new wide-release this weekend was Vivendi’s Letters to God, which opened in a weak 10th place with just $1.101 million from 897 theaters (studio estimates). Rounding out the top five were Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too? in fourth place with $11.017 million ($48.537 million cume) and The Last Song in fifth place with $9.832 million ($42.255 million cume). Click over the jump for the weekend chart.

Continue reading Weekend Box Office Numbers (April 9-11, 2010): ‘Clash’ ($26.6M) holds onto 1st; Date Night ($25.2M) and ‘Dragon’ ($24.9M) finish 2nd and 3rd

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.

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

Box Office Numbers for Friday, April 9, 2010: Date Night 1st with $9.2M, followed by ‘Clash’ ($8.3M) and ‘Dragon’ ($7.1M) [UPDATE]

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.

Continue reading Box Office Numbers for Friday, April 9, 2010: Date Night 1st with $9.2M, followed by ‘Clash’ ($8.3M) and ‘Dragon’ ($7.1M) [UPDATE]

Casting Bites: Three Join Date Night, Casting for Two Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Projects, Monica Bellucci in The Sorcerers Apprentice + more

  • monicabellucci-051509Monica Bellucci has joined the cast of Disney’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.  The actress will play Veronica, a sorceress and the long-lost love of Nicolas Cage’s character, Balthazar Blake.  [Variety]
  • Christopher Lloyd has joined the cast of Alex Aja’s Piranha 3D.  The actor will star as Goodman, an expert on piranha. [Bloody-Disgusting]
  • Ray Liotta, Mila Kunis and Mark Ruffalo are joining Tina Fey and Steven Carell on the 20th Century Fox comedy Date Night. The three will be among the characters Fey and Carell encounter as a couple on a date. [THR]
  • Universal Picture is developing a modern retelling of the classic The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and they’ve tapped Keanu Reeves to star and Justin Haythe to pen the script. [THR]
  • Meanwhile, there’s another ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ project in Hollywood, and this one’s quite different.  Abel Ferrara is going for a contemporary take on the Robert Louis Stevenson original with a new film titled Jekyll and HydeForest Whitaker and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson are attached to play the lead roles. [Variety]

Seven more casting bites after the jump. Continue reading Casting Bites: Three Join Date Night, Casting for Two Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Projects, Monica Bellucci in The Sorcerers Apprentice + more

20th Century Fox Schedule Changes

20th Century Fox is moving back the release of the Dwayne Johnson-Ashley Judd family film The Tooth Fairy from November 13, 2009 to January 22, 2010.

Other changes include Wes Anderson’s stop-motion animated film Fantastic Mr. Fox (featuring an impressive voice cast including George Clooney, Cate Blanchett and Meryl Streep) now opening on November […]