‘Titans’ Holds onto First Place

on April 15, 2010 by Daniel Garris
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Warner's Clash of the Titans held on to first place for a fifth straight day on Wednesday. After nearly being caught by Fox's Date Night on Tuesday, Titans led Date Night by a slightly larger margin of $56,434 on Wednesday. Clash of the Titans grossed $1.59 million, which was down 16 percent from Tuesday and down 62 percent from last Wednesday. The film's 13-day domestic gross stands at $115.60 million. Clash of the Titans is falling off quickly for a 3D release and will likely take another significant hit this weekend when Lionsgate's Kick-Ass and Sony's Death at a Funeral both enter the marketplace on Friday.

Date Night remained in second place with $1.53 million. The romantic comedy starring Steve Carell and Tina Fey was down 19 percent from Tuesday. That was a significant daily slide, though it should be noted that romantic comedies often see sharp daily declines on the first Wednesday of their run. Date Night cleared the $30 million mark yesterday and has now grossed $30.37 million through six days. That is on the lower end of pre-release expectations and places the film 45 percent ahead of the pace of 2008's Baby Mama.

Paramount's How to Train Your Dragon held steady in third with $1.18 million. The crowd-pleasing computer animated film was down 15 percent from Tuesday and down 66 percent from last Wednesday. After holding up especially well last week, Dragon has experienced slowing during the midweek as a result of the end of Spring Break and the Easter holiday season. How to Train Your Dragon has grossed $137.35 million in 20 days and is set to clear the $150 million mark over the weekend.

Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too? was up one spot from Tuesday to finish in fourth with $0.468 million. However, the sequel from Lionsgate was still down 18 percent from the previous day and down 71 percent from last Wednesday. The film reached the $50 million mark yesterday and has grossed $50.22 million through 13 days of release. Married Too is currently running 48 percent ahead of 2008's Meet the Browns, placing the film on course for a final domestic gross in the area of $60 million.

Hot Tub Time Machine was up one spot to round out the day's top five with $0.461 million. The R-rated comedy from MGM was down 15 percent from Tuesday and down 46 percent from last Wednesday. That represented one of the day's better holds once again, as the film has held up relatively well the past few days. Hot Tub Time Machine has grossed $38.49 million in 20 days and will pass the $40 million mark over the weekend.

Tags: Hot Tub Time Machine, Why Did I Get Married Too?, How to Train Your Dragon, Date Night, Clash of the Titans
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