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Box Office Numbers for Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A Nightmare on Elm Street held onto the top spot on Tuesday, down 12.9% to $1.809 million.  The Back-Up Plan finished in second place with $622,015 ($24.081M cume) while How to Train Your Dragon took third with $582,686 ($193.362M cume).

Rounding out the top five were Date Night ($521,544 / $74.607M cume) and The Losers ($474,020 / $18.937M cume). Click over the jump for the daily chart.

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Box Office Numbers for Monday, May 3, 2010

A Nightmare on Elm Street remained in first place on Monday, grossing 2.077 million and pushing its 4-day cume to $34.979 million. How to Train Your Dragon followed in second place with $605,277 ($192.779M cume) and The Back-Up Plan ($495,644 / $23.459M cume) took third.

Date Night ($481,466 / $74.086M cume) and The Losers ($449,208 / $18.463M cume) rounded out the top five. Click over the jump for the daily chart.

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Weekend Box Office Numbers (April 30-May 2, 2010): ‘Nightmare’ opens to strong $32.9M; Furry Vengeance ($6.6M) flops [UPDATED]

Update: Article and chart updated with final actual numbers.

A Nightmare on Elm Street opened to a solid $32.902 million, in line with expectations (even with horrible reviews–14% on Rotten Tomatoes) and similar to other horror remakes, although not as strong last last year’s Friday the 13th ($40.57M). How to Train Your Dragon slipped to second place with an estimated $10.614 million ($192.174M cume) and Date Night stayed in third with $7.577 million ($73.627M cume).

Looking at the daily numbers, ‘Nightmare’ will probably fade away fast. The film took in an estimated $15.835 million, but slid 33.3% on Saturday with $10.56 million and is projected to drop another 45% on Sunday to $5.81 million.

Furry Vengeance was the only other new release this week and the film flopped in fifth place with just $6.628 million. Rounding out the top five was The Back-Up Plan in fourth place ($7.256M / $22.963M cume). Another notable observation for the weekend is that Clash of the Titans crossed the $150 million mark domestically ($153.911M cume). Click over the jump for the weekend chart.

Continue reading Weekend Box Office Numbers (April 30-May 2, 2010): ‘Nightmare’ opens to strong $32.9M; Furry Vengeance ($6.6M) flops [UPDATED]

Box Office Numbers for Friday, April 30, 2010: Strong opening day for ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ ($15.8M)

A Nightmare on Elm Street opened to a solid estimated $15.835 million and will easily carry the weekend due to minimal competition, including the poorly received Furry Vengeance, which opened to an estimated $1.7 million. Second place for the day belonged to How to Train Your Dragon which took in an estimated $2.523 million in its sixth Friday ($184.082M cume). Third went to Date Night with an estimated $2.465 million ($68.492M cume).

Rounding out the top five were The Back-Up Plan in fourth place with an estimated $2.43 million ($18.138M cume) and The Losers in fifth place with an estimated $1.925 million ($14.05M cume). Click over the jump for the daily chart.

Continue reading Box Office Numbers for Friday, April 30, 2010: Strong opening day for ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ ($15.8M)

Box Office Numbers for Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Back-Up Plan stayed in first place on Wednesday with $832,377 ($14.902M cume), with How to Train Your Dragon taking second ($737,763 / $180.789M cume) and Kick-Ass in third with $703,031 ($37.021M cume).

Rounding out the top five were Date Night ($656,813 / $65.345M cume) and The Losers ($617,005 / $11.518M cume). Click over the jump for the daily chart.

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Box Office Numbers for Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Back-Up Plan perked up 21% to take Tuesday with $1.024 million ($14.069M cume). How to Train Your Dragon was 2nd with $860,937 ($180.052M cume) while Kick-Ass took 3rd with $809,920 ($36.318M cume).

Rounding out the top five were The Losers in 4th place with $767,496 ($10.901M cume) and Date Night in 5th place with $709,394 ($64.688M cume). Click over the jump for the daily chart.

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Box Office Numbers for Monday, April 26, 2010

The top three films on Monday were separated by less than $45,000, with How to Train Your Dragon holding onto 1st place with $844,721 ($179.161M cume), The Back-Up Plan in 2nd with $843,885 ($13.046M cume) and Kick-Ass took 3rd with $800,248 ($35.508M cume).

Rounding out the top five were The Losers in 4th place with $727,119 ($10.133M cume) and Date Night in 5th place with $645,807 ($63.979M cume). Click over the jump for the daily chart.

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How to Train Your Dragon sequel announced for 2013

DreamWorks Animation announced today a sequel to the critically acclaimed 3D box office hit How to Train Your Dragon, to debut in theaters in 2013:

“2010 is off to a strong start, thanks in large part to the performance of ‘How to Train Your Dragon,’ which – having grossed nearly $375 million […]

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.

Continue reading 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]

Box Office Estimates for Friday, April 23, 2010: Weak debuts for The Back-Up Plan (#1 / $4.2M) and The Losers (#4 / $3.2M)

The Back-Up Plan and The Losers both opened up to disappointing numbers on Friday. The Back-Up Plan grossed an estimated $4.2 million for first place, while The Losers opened in fourth place with an estimated $3.245 million. Neither film will take the top position this weekend, that honor will go to How to Train Your Dragon which grossed an estimated $3.44 million ($166.436M cume) and should be at around $15-16 million for the weekend.

Rounding out the top five were Date Night in third place with an estimated $3.3 million ($56.172M cume) and Kick-Ass in fifth place with an estimated $2.85 million ($28.216M cume). Oceans, which opened on Thursday, fell 17.1% to eighth place with an estimated $2.045 million ($4.512M). Click over the jump for the daily chart.

Continue reading Box Office Estimates for Friday, April 23, 2010: Weak debuts for The Back-Up Plan (#1 / $4.2M) and The Losers (#4 / $3.2M)

Box Office Numbers for Thursday, April 22, 2010: Strong start for Oceans ($2.5M); ‘Dragon’ beats Kick-Ass ($1.22M vs. $1.19M)

Playing in just 1,206 theaters, Disney’s nature film Oceans opened in first place on Earth Day yesterday, grossing a solid $2.466 million. That’s a healthy $2,045 per theater average. The film has already opened in several markets overseas where it has grossed more than $54 million. Second place went to How to Train Your Dragon ($1.223M / $162.996M cume) which managed to pass up the under-performing Kick-Ass which took third place ($1.19M / $25.366M cume).

Rounding out the top five were Date Night ($1.039 / $52.872M cume) and Death at a Funeral ($927,504 / $20.449M cume). Click over the jump for the daily chart.

Continue reading Box Office Numbers for Thursday, April 22, 2010: Strong start for Oceans ($2.5M); ‘Dragon’ beats Kick-Ass ($1.22M vs. $1.19M)

Box Office Numbers for Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Kick-Ass took in $1.298 million ($24.175M cume). How to Train Your Dragon placed second with $1.107 million ($161.772M cume) and Date Night moved up to third with $1.058 million ($51.833M cume).

Rounding out the top five were Death at a Funeral ($970,833 / $19.522M cume) and Clash of the Titans ($967,449 / $135.724M cume). Click over the jump for the daily chart.

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