‘Back-up Plan’ Tops Tuesday

on April 28, 2010 by Daniel Garris

The Back-up Plan was up a healthy 21 percent from Monday to claim first place on Tuesday. The romantic comedy from CBS Film starring Jennifer Lopez grossed $1.02 million for the day. Yesterday marked the film's second first place performance at the daily box office (its first being its opening day performance back on Friday). The Back-up Plan has grossed $14.07 million through five days of release. While that is a bit low compared to many of Lopez's previous films, it represents a nice step up from January's Extraordinary Measures for CBS Films.

Paramount's How to Train Your Dragon fell one spot to finish in second with $0.86 million. The well-received computer animated film from DreamWorks was up 2 percent from Monday and down only 29 percent from last Tuesday, as the film continues to hold up very well. Yesterday saw How to Train Your Dragon clear the $180 million domestic mark. Look for the film to zoom past the $190 million mark over the weekend and to reach the $200 million milestone before much longer.

Lionsgate's Kick-Ass remained in third place for the day with $0.81 million. The R-rated comic book adaptation was up 1 percent from Monday and down 46 percent from last Tuesday. The 12-day gross for Kick-Ass stands at $36.32 million. While Kick-Ass isn't holding up especially well thus far, it is also avoiding the massive declines that many comic book adaptations experience.

Fellow comic book adaptation The Losers followed closely behind in fourth place with $0.77 million. Warner's PG-13 rated action film was up a solid 6 percent from Monday, though the daily increase makes little impact at this point after the film's lackluster opening weekend. The Losers has grossed $10.90 million through five days of release.

Fox's Date Night rounded out the day's top five with $0.71 million. The comedy starring Steve Carell and Tina Fey continues to hold up well as it was up 10 percent from Monday and down 36 percent from last Tuesday. Date Night has grossed $64.69 million through 19 days in theatres and will clear the $70 million mark over the weekend.

Though it remained in eighth place for the day, Disney's Oceans was up 10 percent from Monday. The nature documentary from Disneynature grossed $0.60 million on Tuesday, bringing the film's six-day start to a respectable $9.68 million. Oceans is currently running 36 percent behind the pace of last year's Earth.

Tags: Oceans, Date Night, The Losers, Kick-Ass, How to Train Your Dragon, The Back-up Plan

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