“Date Night” Defeated “Clash of the Titans”!
Apparently, a collaboration between Steve Carell and Tina Fey is a bit stronger than the gods of Mount Olympus. Well, at least for this week at the top spot of box office.
Carell and Fey’s romantic comedy Date Night, earned $27.1 million during its first weekend, narrowly beat last weekend’s champion Clash of the Titans, with $26.9 million. But internationally, the movie -that features Sam Worthington as a warrior caught in a battle between men and the gods in ancient Greece- still led the score for a second weekend with sales of $54 million from 31 countries, taking its total to $119.2 million.
According to Warner Bros., the mythological epic opened at No. 1 in Russia, France and Germany. Meanwhile according 20th Century Fox, Date Night earned a modest $7.1 million in 35 markets, led by a $2 million contribution from a No. 3 opening in Australia.
Running a close No. 3 was DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon, which took in $25.4 million, lifting its 17-day total to $133.9 million. Rounding out the top five were filmmaker Tyler Perry’s sequel “Why Did I Get Married Too?” with $11 million, and the Miley Cyrus drama “The Last Song” with $10 million. Both in their second weekends, they have tallied $48.5 million and $42.4 million, respectively.
Here’s a rundown of the weekend’s top-grossing films Friday-Sunday, per estimates compiled by Exhibitor Relations:
1. Date Night, $27.1 million
2. Clash of the Titans, $26.9 million
3. How to Train Your Dragon, $25.4 million
4. Why Did I Get Married Too?, $11 million
5. The Last Song, $10 million
6. Alice in Wonderland, $5.6 million
7. Hot Tub Time Machine, $5.4 million
8. The Bounty Hunter, $4.3 million
9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid, $4.1 million
10. Letters to God, $1.1 million
Congrats for “Date Night”!