Monday, April 26, 2010


Paramount/Disney's How to Train Your Dragon climbs back up to the top after after debuting there five weeks ago - by all means a rare feat. The brilliant animated feature brought in $15 million from 3,600 screens, defeating other some new challengers which had weak openings.

CBS Films' The Back-Up Plan starring Jennifer Lopez debuted in second spot with $12.3 million. The enjoyable romantic-comedy opened on-top preliminarily based on Friday's numbers, but alas got ousted with the onslaught on families venturing out to see How to Train Your Dragon over the weekend. Read my review of it here.

Date Night continues to perform very consistently, slipping only to third spot after hovering near the top for the past three weeks. It earned $10.6 million this weekend.

Warner Bros.' graphic novel adaptation The Losers opened in fourth spot with $9.6 million, and is well on its way to making back its $25 million production budget. Check out my review of it here.

After debuting in number one last weekend, Lionsgate's Kick-Ass slips to fifth spot this weekend with $9.5 million, just surpassing the $35 million mark in earnings. There is lots of positive buzz for the action-hero comedy.

The only other debut in this weekend's Top Ten was Buena Vista's Oceans, which opened in eight spot with $6 million, marking a severe loss for its studio. Disney spent $80 million on its production.

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