How to Train Your Dragon is Back at the Top of Box Office This Week!
“How to Train Your Dragon” is proven to be one hard movie to beat!
The DreamWorks Animation adventure is back on No. 1 spot this week, standing strong with $15 million. It returns to the top spot for the first time in four weeks, and became the second-highest-grossing movie of the year to date, with $178 million domestically.
Followed at No. 2 was Jennifer Lopez’s romantic comedy, her first movie appearance since 2006, “The Back-Up Plan”. The movie that was released by CBS Films took home $12.3 million. Although it opened weakly, CBS Films was hoping it would hold up well in subsequent weekends, as romantic comedies often do.
As the executive vice president and distribution for CBS Films, Steven Friedlander said, “Romantic comedies have been over-performing this year and in the second and third and fourth week, Jennifer Lopez films tend to over-perform and have great legs, as does Jennifer herself I might add.”
“Date Night,” a romantic comedy starring Steve Carrell and Tina Fey from 20th Century Fox, remained a solid performer in its third weekend. It made $10.6 million, which was only a 37 percent drop from last week, raising its total to $63.5 million and claimed the No. 3 spot.
Among the weekend’s other newcomers, the Warner Bros. action flick “The Losers” flopped at No. 4 with $9.6 million. According to the studio behind the film, Time Warner Inc’s Warner Bros, the ensemble action comedy with Chris Evans, Zoe Saldana, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Idris Elba, was made on a modest budget of $31 million.
Sadly for last week’s No. 1, “Kick-Ass”, fell four spots to fifth place with an estimated $9.5 million. Still, the un-superhero comedy performed well mid-week, and upped its domestic total a budget-besting $34.9 million.
The complete list of the weekend’s top ten-grossing films Friday-Sunday, are;
1. “How to Train Your Dragon,” $15 million.
2. “The Back-up Plan,” $12.3 million.
3. “Date Night,” $10.6 million.
4. “The Losers,” $9.6 million.
5. “Kick-Ass,” $9.5 million.
6. “Clash of the Titans,” $9 million.
7. “Death at a Funeral,” $8 million.
8. “Oceans,” $6 million.
9. “The Last Song,” $3.7 million.
10. “Alice in Wonderland,” $2.2 million.
Well then, congrats again to Hiccup and Toothless!
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