In what will be its last day at the top of the daily box office, The Back-up Plan finished in first place on Thursday with $0.81 million. The romantic comedy from CBS Films starring Jennifer Lopez was down 3 percent from Wednesday and led Paramount's How to Train Your Dragon by $35,794 for the day. The Back-up Plan finished in second place for the week with $15.71 million. The film will likely hold up reasonably well this weekend, as it will serve as an alternative for audiences not interested in Warner's A Nightmare on Elm Street.
Speaking of A Nightmare on Elm Street, the anticipated horror remake grossed an estimated $1.6 million from midnight screenings. Midnight grosses for the film will be counted towards Friday's opening day gross. Check back throughout the weekend for reports on the film's performance.
How to Train Your Dragon finished in second on Thursday with $0.77 million. The computer animated film from DreamWorks was up 4 percent from Wednesday and down 37 percent from last Thursday as the film did lose a bit of momentum during the midweek. With that said, the film was still the highest grossing film of the week with a weekly take of $18.56 million. That was down only 24 percent from last week and brings the film's five-week total to $181.56 million.
Kick-Ass remained in third place with $0.69 million. The comic book adaptation from Lionsgate was down 2 percent from Wednesday and down 42 percent from last Thursday. Kick-Ass held up relatively well during the midweek this week, but could start to fall off faster this weekend with the release of A Nightmare on Elm Street. Kick-Ass finished in fourth place for the week with $12.35 million and has grossed $37.71 million in 14 days.
Oceans continued to display strong midweek holding power as the nature documentary was up a very solid 13 percent and two spots from Wednesday. The Disneynature release grossed $0.65 million, which was good enough for fifth place. Oceans grossed $8.43 million for the week and has grossed $10.90 million in its first eight days. Oceans is running 35 percent behind the pace of last year's Earth, though it also debuted in 598 fewer locations than Earth did.
The Losers fell one spot from Wednesday to place in sixth. The comic book adaptation from Warner Bros. grossed $0.61 million for the day, which was down 2 percent from Wednesday. The Losers finished in fifth place for the week with an underwhelming seven-day start of $12.13 million.