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‘Titans’ battles to No. 1 with $61M

April 5, 2010

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— The gods of Mount Olympus are the new rulers of the weekend box office.

The ancient Greek action remake “Clash of the Titans” debuted at No. 1 with $61.4 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. Adding Thursday night preview screenings, the movie totaled $64.1 million.

Released by Warner Bros., “Clash of the Titans” features “Avatar” star Sam Worthington as demigod hero Perseus and Liam Neeson as his dad, Zeus, king of the Olympian deities.

Opening at No. 2 with $30.2 million was Lionsgate’s sequel “Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too?”, reuniting filmmaker Perry with Janet Jackson and other co-stars for another comic drama about eight friends and their relationships.

The previous weekend’s top movie, DreamWorks Animation’s Viking adventure “How to Train Your Dragon,” ran a close third with $29.2 million, raising its 10-day total to $92.3 million.

Miley Cyrus’ teen drama “The Last Song” premiered at No. 4 with $16.2 million. The movie casts Cyrus as a sullen teen spending the summer with her estranged father.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com.

  1. “Clash of the Titans,” $61.4 million.

  2. “Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too?”, $30.2 million.

  3. “How to Train Your Dragon,” $29.2 million.

  4. “The Last Song,” $16.2 million.

  5. “Alice in Wonderland,” $8.3 million.

  6. “Hot Tub Time Machine,” $8 million.

  7. “The Bounty Hunter,” $6.2 million.

  8. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” $5.5 million.

  9. “She’s Out of My League,” $1.463 million.

  10. “Shutter Island,” $1.462 million.

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