Archive for Monday, April 19, 2010

‘Dragon,’ ‘Kick-Ass’ tussle for top spot

April 19, 2010


— It’s another photo finish at the weekend box office, with the No. 1 spot too close to call between the animated adventure “How to Train Your Dragon” and the superhero comedy “Kick-Ass.”

Distributor Paramount reported Sunday that DreamWorks Animation’s “How to Train Your Dragon” took in $20 million, while “Kick-Ass” distributor Lionsgate reported its movie debuting at $19.75 million.

With just $250,000 separating them, either movie could end up at No. 1 when studios release final weekend numbers today.

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

  1. “How to Train Your Dragon,” $20 million.

  2. “Kick-Ass,” $19.75 million.

  3. “Date Night,” $17.3 million.

  4. “Death at a Funeral,” $17 million.

  5. “Clash of the Titans,” $15.8 million.

  6. “The Last Song,” $5.8 million.

  7. “Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too?”, $4.2 million.

  8. “Hot Tub Time Machine,” $3.55 million.

  9. “Alice in Wonderland,” $3.54 million.

  10. “The Bounty Hunter,” $3.2 million.


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