Weekend Box Office: May 7 – 9

#1 Iron Man 2 from Paramount debuts at #1 with an opening weekend gross of $128.1 million in 4380 theaters. Budget was $200 million.

#2 A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) from Warner Brothers drops from #1 to #2 with a weekend gross of $9.1 million (-72.3%) in 3332 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $48.4 million. Budget was $35 million.

#3 How to Train Your Dragon from Paramount/DreamWorks drops from #2 to #3 with a weekend gross of $6.6 million (-37.1%) in 3003 theaters (-423). Total gross to date is $201 million. Budget was $165 million.

#4 Date Night from Fox drops from #3 to #4 with a weekend gross of $5.4 million (-28.1%) in 2734 theaters (-359). Total gross to date is $81 million. Budget was $55 million.

#5 The Back-Up Plan from CBS drops from #4 to #5 with a weekend gross of $5.0 million (-30.6%) in 3003 theaters (-277). Total gross to date is $30.1 million. Budget was $35 million.

#6 Furry Vengeance from Summit Entertainment drops from #5 to #6 with a weekend gross of $4.4 million (-32.4%) in 3002 theaters (+5). Total gross to date is $12.1 million. Budget was $35 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 Clash of the Titans (2010) holds at #7 with a weekend gross of $2.5 million (-57.2%) in 2157 theaters (-580). Total gross to date is $158 million. Budget was $125 million.

#8 Death at a Funeral (2010) jumps from #9 to #8 with a weekend gross of $2.3 million (-44.0%) in 1706 theaters (-565). Total gross to date is $38.5 million. Budget was $21 million.

#9 Babies debuts at #9 with an opening weekend gross of $2.1 million in 534 theaters. Budget is unknown.

#10 The Losers drops from #6 to #10 with a weekend gross of $1.8 million (-68.6%) in 2450 theaters (-486). Total gross to date is $21.4 million. Budget was $25 million.

#11 Oceans drops from #10 to #11 with a weekend gross of $1.6 million (-37.4%) in 1232 theaters (+22). Total gross to date is $16.1 million. Budget was $80 million.

#12 Kick-Ass drops from #8 to #12 with a weekend gross of $1.5 million (-66.7%) in 1759 theaters (-783). Total gross to date is $45.2 million. Budget was $30 million.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $170.8 million (+86.4%).

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

10. May 2010 by Andrew
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