Weekend Box Office: April 23-25

#1 How to Train Your Dragon from Paramount/DreamWorks jumps from #2 to #1 with a weekend gross of $15.3 million (-21.8%) in 3665 theaters (-160). Total gross to date is $178.3 million. Budget was $165 million.

#2 The Back-Up Plan from CBS debuts at #2 with an opening weekend gross of $12.2 million in 3280 theaters. Budget was $35 million.

#3 Date Night from Fox holds at #3 with a weekend gross of $10.4 million (-37.4%) in 3294 theaters (-86). Total gross to date is $63.3 million. Budget was $55 million.

#4 The Losers from Warner Brothers debuts at #4 with an opening weekend gross of $9.4 million in 2936 theaters. Budget was $25 million.

#5 Kick-Ass from Lionsgate drops from #1 to #5 with a weekend gross of $9.3 million (-52.9%) in 3065 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $34.7 million. Budget was $30 million.

#6 Clash of the Titans (2010) from Warner Brothers drops from #5 to #6 with a weekend gross of $8.9 million (-42.0%) in 3271 theaters (-482). Total gross to date is $145.5 million. Budget was $125 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 Death at a Funeral (2010) drops from #4 to #7 with a weekend gross of $8.0 million (-50.5%) in 2459 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $28.4 million. Budget was $21 million.

#8 Oceans debuts at #8 with an opening weekend gross of $6.0 million in 1206 theaters. Budget was $80 million.

#9 The Last Song drops from #6 to #9 with a weekend gross of $3.7 million (-36.9%) in 2794 theaters (+27). Total gross to date is $55.4 million. Budget was $20 million.

#10 Alice in Wonderland (2010) drops from #8 to #10 with a weekend gross of $2.2 million (-38.1%) in 1385 theaters (-639) . Total gross to date is $327.5 million. Budget was $200 million.

#11 Hot Tub Time Machine drops from #9 to #11 with a weekend gross of $2.0 million (-42.5%) in 1787 theaters (-521). Total gross to date is $45.7 million. Budget was $36 million.

#12 Diary of a Wimpy Kid drops from #11 to #12 with a weekend gross of $1.8 million (-32.4%) in 1605 theaters (-544). Total gross to date is $59.6 million. Budget was $15 million.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $89.6 million (-19.8%).

A note on “Gross”: On average, studios will earn approximately 55 percent of the final gross.

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

26. April 2010 by Andrew
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