• How to Train Your Dragon
  • The Back-Up Plan
  • Date Night
  • The Losers
  • Kick-Ass
  • Clash of the Titans
  • Death at a Funeral
  • Oceans
  • The Last Song
  • Alice in Wonderland

/movie/how-to-train-your-dragon/How to Train Your Dragon takes home 15 Million for the weekend of April 23, 2010Last week at this time it looked like How to Train Your Dragon was going to take the top spot at the box office however by Monday Kick-Ass was crowned king of the weekend. At this time it appears that the animated dragon film has regained the top spot once again with $15 million. The film dropped 23.5% from the previous week and was shown in 160 less theaters still managed to earn $4,100 on each of its 3,665 screens. The movie, which stars Gerard Butler, Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Craig Ferguson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jonah Hill and Kristen Wiig has now made $178 million in five weeks surpassing it's $165 million production cost. Coming in second place in it's debut week was the Jennifer Lopez romantic comedy The Back-Up Plan co-starring Alex O'Loughlin. The film debuted on 3,280 screens and earned $3,753 per screen for a total of $12.2 million, quite shy of it's $35 million production cost.

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The Steve Carell & Tina Fey comedy Date Night came in third place again this week with $10.6 million. The film dropped 36,6% from the previous week and was seen on 86 less screens, earning $3,218 in each of the 3,294 theaters it was shown in. Earning the forth spot on the charts in its first week is the adaptation of the extremely popular DC Comics/Vertigo graphic novel about a burned-CIA team, The Losers starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana, Chris Evans, Idris Elba, Columbus Short and Jason Patric. The film was seen on 2,936 screens and earned $3,271 on each for a total of $9.6 million, which unfortunately is nowhere near its $25 million production budget. Finally, rounding out the top five this week is last weeks eventual number one film Kick-Ass. The film directed by Matthew Vaughn adapted from of John Romita Jr. and Mark Millar's extremely popular comic book series and starring Nicolas Cage, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Chloe Moretz fell 52.1% to fifth place in its second week. The film, which was seen in 3,065 theaters, earned $3,271 on each for a total of $9.5 million this weekend. That brings the film's total to around $34.8 million; surpassing its initial $30 million production costs.

Doing well this week in limited release is the Argentine film, The Secret in Their Eyes, by acclaimed director Juan José Campanella and starring Ricardo Darín. The film rose an astonishing 121.6% this week, adding 23 theaters for a total of 33 and earning $11,273 on each for a weekend total of $372,000. That brings the films total gross to around $605,000 in just two weeks. Also doing very well in limited release is the latest nature film from Walt Disney Studios, Oceans, narrated by Pierce Brosnan. The movie earned $4,957 on each of its 1,206 screens and made $8.4 million in its opening weekend. Finally, the Imax 3D space documentary Hubble 3D continues to do well in limited release. The film was actually up 35.4% from the previous week and added six screens for a total of 47. It earned $8,851 on each screen for a weekend total of $416,00, bringing the film's total gross to around $3.9 million.

Next weekend will see two new films enter into wide release and one into limited release. First up is the highly anticipated remake of the classic '80s horror film A Nightmare On Elm Street starring Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen) as Freddy Krueger. Also in wide release is the children's animal comedy Furry Vengeance starring Brendan Fraser and Brooke Shields. In limited release is the British revenge film Harry Brown starring Oscar winner Michael Caine. So please check back in seven days to see who comes out on top at the box office next week!