‘The Back-up Plan’ Remains #1

on April 29, 2010 by Daniel Garris

CBS Films' The Back-up Plan remained at the top of the box office for a second straight day on Wednesday. The romantic comedy starring Jennifer Lopez grossed $0.83 million for the day. That was down 19 percent from Tuesday, but the daily decline was understandable on the heels of Tuesday's 21 percent increase over Monday. The Back-up Plan has grossed $14.90 million in six days of release. That is in line with pre-release expectations and places the film 13 percent behind the pace of last year's Duplicity.

How to Train Your Dragon held steady in second with $0.74 million. The 3D computer animated film from Paramount and DreamWorks was down 14 percent from Tuesday and down 33 percent from last Wednesday. The 34-day total for Dragon stands at $180.79 million. How to Train Your Dragon is running 2 percent ahead of last year's Monsters vs. Aliens and now has a total gross to opening weekend ratio of 4.13 to 1.

Lionsgate's Kick-Ass continued to claim third place. The R-rated comic book adaptation grossed $0.70 million. That was down 13 percent from Tuesday and down 46 percent from last Wednesday, which represented a respectable daily hold (especially given the film's genre). Kick-Ass has grossed $37.02 million through 13 days and will clear the $40 million mark over the weekend.

Fox's Date Night moved up one spot in the daily rankings to finish in fourth. The comedy starring Steve Carell and Tina Fey experienced one of the day's better holds among wide releases, as it was down 7 percent from Tuesday and down 38 percent from last Wednesday. Date Night has grossed $65.34 million in 20 days, placing it 55 percent ahead of the pace of 2008's Baby Mama.

The Losers fell one spot to round out the day's top five with $0.62 million. Warner's PG-13 rated comic book adaptation was down a sharp 20 percent from Tuesday, which isn't a good sign for the film going forward. The Losers has grossed an underwhelming $11.52 million in its first six days and looks to fade away from theatres quickly.

Oceans was up one spot to finish in seventh place. The nature documentary from Disneynature grossed $0.57 million, which was down just 5 percent from Tuesday. Like last year's Earth, Oceans looks to be performing relatively stronger during the midweek than on the weekend, likely due in part to group sales from school trips. The one-week total for Oceans stands at $10.25 million.

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

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