'Nightmare on Elm Street' #1, 'Dragon' and 'Date Night' continue to hold up well.

‘Nightmare’ Leads on Monday

on May 04, 2010 by Daniel Garris
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Warner's A Nightmare on Elm Street easily led the daily box office for a fourth consecutive day on Monday. The horror remake grossed $2.08 million for the day, which was down 68 percent from Sunday. That represented one of the day's better declines among wide releases. However, it remains to be seen if the film will be able to stabilize throughout the rest of the midweek on the heels of its extremely front-loaded opening weekend performance. A Nightmare on Elm Street has grossed $34.98 million through four days. That places the film 20 percent behind the pace of last year's Friday the 13th and 14 percent ahead of 2007's Halloween (both Friday the 13th and Halloween had the benefit of holidays on their first Monday).

Paramount's How to Train Your Dragon remained in second with $0.61 million. The computer animated blockbuster from DreamWorks was down 81 percent from Sunday and down only 28 percent from last Monday. How to Train Your Dragon has grossed $192.78 million through 39 days of release. Before long, Dragon will surpass both the $198.35 million total gross of last year's Monsters vs. Aliens and the $200 million milestone.

After falling behind Date Night over the weekend, The Back-up Plan was able to pull slightly ahead on Monday. The romantic comedy from CBS Films grossed $0.496 million to finish in third. That was down 72 percent from Sunday and down a respectable 41 percent from last Monday. The Back-up Plan has grossed $23.46 million through eleven days of release and is on course for a final gross in the neighborhood of $35 million to $40 million.

Fox's Date Night finished in fourth place with $0.481 million. The film trailed The Back-up Plan by a slim $14,198 for the day. Date Night continues to display strong holding power, as it was down only 25 percent from last Monday. The 25-day gross for Date Night stands at $74.09 million, placing the film 55 percent ahead of the pace of 2008's Baby Mama (which it has already out-grossed by nearly $14 million).

The Losers rounded out the day's top five with $0.45 million. The comic book adaptation from Warner Bros. was down 71 percent from Sunday and down 38 percent from last Monday. The Losers has stabilized some since Friday, but the film's 11-day gross of $18.46 million is still quite lackluster, especially with the film likely to take a big hit on Friday from Paramount's Iron Man 2.

Tags: The Losers, Date Night, The Back-up Plan, How to Train Your Dragon, A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
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