Sunday, April 18, 2010

US Box Office Estimates April 16-18 2010

Another week, another top spot occupied by a  3D movie , as How to Train Your Dragon regains the top spot after 2 weeks down in 3rd, presumably as it's the only wide-release kids film this weekend. Superhero movie Kick Ass was within striking distance though, but not quite delivering the knock-out blow to come second. Meanwhile Date Night stayed strong, and morbid comedy Death at a Funeral also got a decent draw, despite being a remake of a British film released just 3 years earlier.

The big drop was special-effects heavy Clash of the Titans which, while getting a decent attendance for a normal weekend, failed to woo the majority of attendees, as it languished down in fifth, presumably as the 3D hungry went to see Dragon instead.

Outside the top10, it's diary just ahead of Avatar - 18 weeks on and pulling in roughly a Million from it's 500 screens. The real question is, how will Thursday's (April 22nd) release of the DVD affect it's box office take. The only film to have such a long and successful cinema run was Titanic, which was at number 1 for the first 15 weeks, and didn't drop out of the top10 until week 26. However, the VHS and DVD releases were much later then than now, making a direct comparison hard. Next week will tell how much is 'the Theatre Experience'
Rank (last week) Film Weekend Gross (Millions) Theaters Total Gross to Date (Millions) Weeks on release
1 (3) How to Train Your Dragon $20.0 3,825 $158.6 4
2 (N) Kick-Ass $19.75 3,065 $19.75 1
3 (2) Date Night $17.3 3,380 $49.2 2
4 (N) Death at a Funeral (2010) $17.0 2,459 $17.0 1
5 (1) Clash of the Titans (2010) $15.8 3,753 $133.0 3
6 (5) The Last Song $5.8 2,787 $50.0 3
7 (4) Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too? $4.1 1,859 $54.9 3
8 (6) Hot Tub time Machine $3.54 2,308 $42.5 4
9 (7) Alice in Wonderland (2010) $3.50 2,024 $324.0 7
10 (8) The Bounty Hunter $3.2 2,475 $60.4 5
It’s important to remember, these figures for the weekend are released lunch-time Sunday, so estimate Sunday’s figures, there may be some discrepancies. Figures provided by BoxOfficeMojo. Click here for the full weekend figures.

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