‘Titans’ Leads, ‘Dragon’ Hits $100 M

on April 07, 2010 by Daniel Garris

Warner's Clash of the Titans continued to lead the daily box office on Tuesday. The 3D fantasy remake grossed $5.02 million for the day, which was down 21 percent from Monday. That was a solid daily hold for the Tuesday after Easter (when films typically experience notable drops from Monday), though Titans also had help from Monday's post-Easter gross being slightly limited by the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Game. Clash of the Titans has grossed $75.30 million through five days of release and is set to cross the $80 million mark on Thursday.

How to Train Your Dragon remained in second place with $3.83 million. The computer animated film from Paramount and DreamWorks was down 28 percent from Monday. However, Dragon was still down just 20 percent from last Tuesday, as the film continues to display strong holding power. Yesterday saw How to Train Your Dragon become the fourth release of 2010 to reach the $100 million domestic mark, and before much longer the film will move into second place among 2010 releases (behind only Alice in Wonderland).

Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too? held in third with $2.15 million. Like Dragon, Married Too was down 28 percent from Monday. The latest Tyler Perry film from Lionsgate also held up similar to 2008's Meet the Browns, which fell 29 percent on the Tuesday after Easter. With a better than expected five-day start of $34.40 million, Why Did I Get Married Too? is currently running 49 percent ahead of the pace of Meet the Browns.

Disney's The Last Song remained in fourth place with $1.73 million. That was down 26 percent for the day. While it experienced a notable daily decline in its own right, The Last Song held up quite a bit better than Hannah Montana: The Movie did on the Tuesday after Easter last year when it fell 43 percent. The Last Song is performing on the high end of expectations with a one-week start of $29.46 million.

Fellow Disney release Alice in Wonderland rounded out the day's unchanged top five. The Tim Burton directed blockbuster grossed $0.96 million, which was down 22 percent from Monday and down 53 percent from last Tuesday. Yesterday marked the first day in the film's 33-day run to dip below the $1 million mark. The film's domestic total now stands at a wondrous $311.92 million.

Hot Tub Time Machine experienced the day's slimmest percentage decline among wide releases, as it was down only 1 percent from Monday. MGM's R-rated comedy was clearly affected more than most on Monday by the NCAA Basketball Championship. Hot Tub Time Machine has grossed a so-so $29.79 million in 12 days and will cross the $30 million mark today.

Tags: Hot Tub Time Machine, Alice in Wonderland, The Last Song, Why Did I Get Married Too?, How to Train Your Dragon, Clash of the Titans

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