Lionsgate’s action romp Kick-Ass won the weekend box office race in North American when all was said and done, opening top on $19.8m.
DreamWorks Animation-Paramount’s How To Train Your Dragon finished second on $19.6m for $158.3m ater four weekends.
Warner Bros’ Clash Of The Titans tumbled four spots to number five and has grossed an underwhelming $132.9m after three weekends. Fox’s Date Night dropped to third on $17.3m for $49.2m in its second weekend.
Screen Gems opened the comedy remake Death At A Funeral in fourth on a mediocre $17m. Neil LaBute directed the remake of the 2007 original, and Chris Rock stars.
Roadside Attractions launched the 2009 Toronto entry The Joneses on $554,00 in 193 theatres. Juan Jose Campanella’s foreign language Oscar winner The Secret In Their Eyes opened on $176,000 from ten sites through SPC.
Banksy’s directorial debut Exit Through The Gift Shop, a big hit in Sundance, was distributed by PDA and launched on an impressive $166,000 from eight.
Next weekend’s wide releases are CBS Film’s romantic comedy The Back-Up Plan starring Jennifer Lopez; Warner Bros’ action film The Losers with Zoe Saldana, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Idris Elba; and Disney’s nature documentary Oceans.
Estimated Top 10 North America April 16-18 2010
Film (Dist) / Est wkd gross / Est total to date
1 (-) Kick-Ass (Lionsgate) Lionsgate/Universal $19.8m –
2 (3) How To Train Your Dragon (DreamWorks Animation/Paramount) PPI $19.6m $158.3m
3 (2) Date Night (Fox) Fox Int’l $16.7m $48.7m
4 (-) Death At A Funeral (Screen Gems) SPRI $16.2m –
5 (1) Clash Of The Titans (Warner Bros) WBPI
6 (5) The Last Song (Buena Vista) WDSMPI $5.9m $50.2m
7 (4) Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too? (Lionsgate) Lionsgate $4.1m $54.8m
8 (7) Alice In Wonderland (Buena Vista) WDSMPI $3.7m $324.1m
9 (6) Hot Tub Time Machine (MGM) Lakeshore Int’l $3.5m $42.4m
10 (8) The Bounty Hunter (Sony) SPRI $3.1m $60.3m