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Box Office Numbers for Monday, March 29, 2010

How to Train Your Dragon grossed $4.815 million on Monday ($48.546M domestic cume), down about 66% from Sunday. That’s actually a fairly solid number and even out-performs last year’s Monsters vs. Aliens which although it had a better opening weekend — $62.8M vs. $43.7M — had a weaker Sunday to Monday hold: -65.9% / $4.8M for ‘Dragon’ vs. -80.7% / $3.5M for “Monsters vs. Aliens”. That could be an indication that ‘Dragon’ will have better legs.  Then again there’s considerably more 3D competition this year compared to last what with three films competing for 3D audiences starting next week: “Clash of the Titans”, “How to Train Your Dragon” and “Alice in Wonderland”.

Rounding out the top five was Alice in Wonderland ($1.979M / $295.514M domestic cume) in second, Hot Tub Time Machine ($1.545M / $15.566M domestic cume) in third, Diary of a Wimpy Kid ($1.241M / $37.139M domestic cume) in fourth and The Bounty Hounter ($1.048M / $39.466M domestic cume) in fifth. Head on over the jump to see the complete daily chart.

Continue reading Box Office Numbers for Monday, March 29, 2010

Weekend Box Office Numbers (March 26-28, 2010): $43.7M for How to Train Your Dragon; Alice 2nd with $17.7M; Hot Tub Time Machine 3rd with $14.0M

Update: Article updated with final actual numbers.

DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon grossed $43.732 million from 4,055 theaters. The film took in $12.112M on Friday, increased an impressive 44.6% on Saturday to $17.519M and dropped 19.5% on Sunday to $14.101M. The film matched its domestic performance overseas — where it added $42.301 million — putting its opening weekend worldwide cume at $86.033 million.

Finishing in second place for the weekend was Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, which dropped 48.2% in its fourth weekend to take second place with $17.708 million. That puts the Disney 3D feature at an impressive $293.535M domestically (and an estimated $656.5M worldwide).

The other wide new release this weekend was MGM’s R-rated comedy Hot Tub Time Machine, which debuted a little weaker than expected in 3rd place with $14.02 million from 2,754 theaters. Head on over the jump for the weekend chart and more analysis including an update on Avatar.

Continue reading Weekend Box Office Numbers (March 26-28, 2010): $43.7M for How to Train Your Dragon; Alice 2nd with $17.7M; Hot Tub Time Machine 3rd with $14.0M

Friday Box Office Numbers (3/26/2010): How to Train Your Dragon $12.1M, Alice in Wonderland ($4.9M), Hot Tub Time Machine ($4.85M)

Update: Click over the jump to see the chart updated with final actual numbers.

Original article follows below

How to Train Your Dragon opened in first place on Friday, with an estimated $12.2 million. The film should win the weekend with somewhere around $40-50 million. Finishing in second place for the day was Hot Tub Time Machine, which grossed an estimated $4.85 million and looks headed for a weaker than expected $12-14 million for the weekend.

Alice in Wonderland fell to third place for the day with an estimated $4.7 million ($280.527M domestic cume) but will have stronger Saturday and Sunday’s and will finish in second place for the weekend with somewhere around $17-18 million.  The film will pass $300 million sometime next week.

Rounding out the top five were The Bounty Hunter (est. $4.1M /est. $30.512M domestic cume) and Diary of a Wimpy Kid (est. $2.9M / $28.676M domestic cume). Head on over the jump to see the complete daily chart.

Continue reading Friday Box Office Numbers (3/26/2010): How to Train Your Dragon $12.1M, Alice in Wonderland ($4.9M), Hot Tub Time Machine ($4.85M)

Release Schedule: Survival of the Dead (5/28/2010); Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (8/13/2010); Little Fockers Pushed to 12/12/2010 + more

Box Office Mojo has updated their release schedule page with several new dates and a couple changes.  First up, Universal Pictures has set dates for Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (August 13, 2010), Nanny McPhee 2 (August 20, 2010) and George Nolfi’s Adjustment Bureau which stars Matt Damon and Emily Blunt (July 30, 2010), while pushing back the release of Little Fockers from July 30, 2010 to December 22, 2010.

MGM, meanwhile, pushed back the release of the R-rated comedy Hot Tub Time Machine by one week to March 26, 2010 and Magnolia has dated George A. Romero’s Survival of the Dead for May 28, 2010 .  Also of note is Gnomeo and Juliet, which will be released by Miramax on February 2, 2011. Head on over the jump to see the rest of the new dates and changes.

Continue reading Release Schedule: Survival of the Dead (5/28/2010); Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (8/13/2010); Little Fockers Pushed to 12/12/2010 + more

Hot Tub Time Machine Red Band Movie Trailer

MGM has released a red band trailer for the upcoming R-rated sci-fi time-travel comedy Hot Tub Time Machine.  Head on over the jump to watch the trailer.

Hot Tub Time Machine hits theaters on March 19, 2010.

Continue reading Hot Tub Time Machine Red Band Movie Trailer

Hot Tub Time Machine Movie Trailer

MGM has released the first trailer for the upcoming R-rated sci-fi comedy Hot Tub Time Machine from director, Steve Pink.  Head on over the jump to watch the trailer.

Synopsis

Hot Tub Time Machine follows a group of best friends who’ve become bored with their adult lives: Adam (John Cusack) has been dumped by his girlfriend; Lou (Rob Corddry) is a party guy who can’t find the party; Nick’s (Craig Robinson) wife controls his every move; and video game-obsessed Jacob (Clark Duke) won’t leave his basement. After a crazy night of drinking in a ski resort hot tub, the men wake up, heads’ pounding, in the year 1986. This is their chance to kick some past and change their futures – one will find a new love life, one will learn to stand up for himself with the ladies, one will find his mojo, and one will make sure he still exists!

Hot Tub Time Machine is scheduled to hit theaters on March 19, 2010. Continue reading Hot Tub Time Machine Movie Trailer

Movie and TV Casting Bites: John Lithgow Joins Dexter, Paul Adds Five, Chevy Chase Goes Time-Traveling + more

Ana de la Reguera has joined the cast of Kevin Smith’s A Couple of Dicks as the third major lead.  The film stars Tracy Morgan and Bruce Willis “as two veteran LAPD detectives who attempt to track down a stolen, mint-condition, 1952 baseball card, get tangled with a sports memorabilia-obsessed gangster.” [/Film] John Lithgow is joining the […]

Casting Bites: Lizzy Caplan in ‘Hot Tub’, Ben Stiller and Reese Witherspoon Comedy Used Guys Back On + more

Here’s some of the latest movie casting news.

Lizzy Caplan, Crispin Glover and Sebastian Stan have signed on to MGM’s time-travel comedy, Hot Tub Time Machine. The film is about a group of friends who go back to the ski lodge where they partied as teens and end up transported to 1987 through their […]