‘Titans’ Tops $70 Million, ‘Dragon’ Strong #2

on April 06, 2010 by Daniel Garris

Warner's Clash of the Titans remained at the top of the box office on Monday with $6.39 million. The 3D remake starring Sam Worthington was down 54 percent from Sunday. While that was one of the day's larger daily percentage declines among films in the top ten, it still represented a respectable hold for a film aimed at adults on the Monday after Easter. Clash of the Titans also faced competition from the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Game, which fell on the Monday after Easter for the first time since 2002. Clash of the Titans passed the $70 million mark yesterday and has grossed $70.28 million in its first four days of release. That places the film 10.5 percent behind the four-day start of 2007's 300.

Paramount's How to Train Your Dragon continued to display strong holding power on Monday. The 3D computer animated film from DreamWorks grossed $5.29 million, which was down just 23 percent from Sunday and up an excellent 10 percent over last Monday. The day after Easter is traditionally a very strong day for films aimed at families, and How to Train Your Dragon clearly helped continue that trend this year. How to Train Your Dragon has grossed $97.42 million through eleven days of release and will clear the $100 million mark today.

Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too? finished in third with $2.96 million. The latest Tyler Perry film from Lionsgate was down 55 percent from Sunday. The film experienced a smaller Monday after Easter decline than 2008's Meet the Browns, which fell 63 percent on the respective day. Why Did I Get Married Too? has grossed a better than expected $32.25 million in four days, placing it 47 percent ahead of the pace of Meet the Browns.

The Last Song remained in fourth with $2.34 million. Disney's Miley Cyrus vehicle was down only 19 percent from Sunday, showcasing that the film is skewing very young, albeit not as young as last year's Hannah Montana: The Movie, which was up 4 percent on the Monday after Easter. The Last Song has grossed a solid $27.73 million through six days, but is likely to fall off more rapidly before much longer.

Fellow Disney release Alice in Wonderland rounded out Monday's top five. The 3D blockbuster grossed $1.23 million, which was down 40 percent from Sunday and down 38 percent from last Monday. The film's 32-day domestic gross stands at $310.97 million, as it has now passed the unadjusted domestic grosses of both 2003's Pirates of the Caribbean and 2007's Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid experienced the day's best daily percentage hold among wide releases. The Fox release was up 14 percent from Sunday to finish in sixth with $1.18 million. While Wimpy Kid has experienced rough weekend declines so far, it has made up for that with strong midweek grosses over the past week. Diary of a Wimpy Kid is now only $2.80 million away from reaching the $50 million mark.

Tags: Diary of a Wimpy Kid, 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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