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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.

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)