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US Box Office Estimates April 23-25 2010

April 26, 2010 1 comment

Last week’s eventual runner up, Dragon, regains the top spot this weekend, a rare feat, but one enabled by a weak overall weekend. Newcomers Losers and Back-Up Plan fail to make the draws to displace the Dreamworks film on it’s 5th weekend. Last weeks photo-finish winner, Kick-ass, plummeted down the charts while the Carell/Fey comedy Date Night racks up all the threes, staying at third spot on it’s third weekend.

Further down, big budget remake Clash holds it’s position better than it’s fellow remake (Funeral) as they move down the charts. Oceans makes a strong entry, considering it’s a documentary on a more limited number of screens than any other – $4,975 per screen compared to $4,175 for Dragon. Bringing up the bottom, Cyrus’s romance drama The Last Song stays just ahead of Tim Burton’s Alice, as both start to seem a little long in the tooth. Neither holds a candle to ‘epic’ Avatar, still making money after 19 weeks. Despite being released onto DVD on April 22nd, it still brought in $920,204 from 421 screens, earning it 15th place overall.

Rank (last week) Film Weekend Gross (Millions) Theaters Total Gross to Date (Millions) Weeks on release
1 (2) How to Train Your Dragon3D $15.3 3,665 $178.3 5
2 (N) The Back-Up Plan $12.2 3,280 $12.2 1
3 (3) Date Night $10.5 3,294 $63.3 3
4 (N) The Losers $9.4 2,936 $9.4 1
5 (1) Kick Ass $9.3 3,065 $34.7 2
6 (5) Clash of the Titans (2010)3D $8.9 3,271 $145.5 4
7 (4) Death at a Funeral (2010) $8.0 2,459 $28.4 2
8 (N) Oceans $6.0 1,206 $8.5 1
9 (6) The Last Song $3.7 2,794 $55.4 4
10 (8) Alice in Wonderland3D $2.2 1,385 $327.7 8
It’s important to remember, these figures for the weekend are released lunch-time Sunday, so estimate Sunday’s figures, there may be some discrepancies. Figures provided by BoxOfficeMojo. Click here for the full weekend figures.
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US Box Office Estimates April 16-18 2010

April 18, 2010 Leave a comment

Another week, another top spot occupied by a  3D movie , as How to Train Your Dragon regains the top spot after 2 weeks down in 3rd, presumably as it’s the only wide-release kids film this weekend. Superhero movie Kick Ass was within striking distance though, but not quite delivering the knock-out blow to come second. Meanwhile Date Night stayed strong, and morbid comedy Death at a Funeral also got a decent draw, despite being a remake of a British film released just 3 years earlier.

The big drop was special-effects heavy Clash of the Titans which, while getting a decent attendance for a normal weekend, failed to woo the majority of attendees, as it languished down in fifth, presumably as the 3D hungry went to see Dragon instead.

Outside the top10, it’s diary just ahead of Avatar – 18 weeks on and pulling in roughly a Million from it’s 500 screens. The real question is, how will Thursday’s (April 22nd) release of the DVD affect it’s box office take. The only film to have such a long and successful cinema run was Titanic, which was at number 1 for the first 15 weeks, and didn’t drop out of the top10 until week 26. However, the VHS and DVD releases were much later then than now, making a direct comparison hard. Next week will tell how much is ‘the Theatre Experience’

Rank (last week) Film Weekend Gross (Millions) Theaters Total Gross to Date (Millions) Weeks on release
1 (3) How to Train Your Dragon $20.0 3,825 $158.6 4
2 (N) Kick-Ass $19.75 3,065 $19.75 1
3 (2) Date Night $17.3 3,380 $49.2 2
4 (N) Death at a Funeral (2010) $17.0 2,459 $17.0 1
5 (1) Clash of the Titans (2010) $15.8 3,753 $133.0 3
6 (5) The Last Song $5.8 2,787 $50.0 3
7 (4) Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too? $4.1 1,859 $54.9 3
8 (6) Hot Tub time Machine $3.54 2,308 $42.5 4
9 (7) Alice in Wonderland (2010) $3.50 2,024 $324.0 7
10 (8) The Bounty Hunter $3.2 2,475 $60.4 5
It’s important to remember, these figures for the weekend are released lunch-time Sunday, so estimate Sunday’s figures, there may be some discrepancies. Figures provided by BoxOfficeMojo. Click here for the full weekend figures.
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US Box Office Estimates April 9-11 2010

April 11, 2010 1 comment

Clash of the Titans takes the top spot for a second week, although there’s stiff competition from newcomer Date Night (staring comedy ‘Titans’ Steve Carell and Tina Fey), and How to Train your Dragon. Tyler Perry’s film moved down the order, without the staying power of the 3D films. Otherwise a fairly typical weekend, with the more recent bawdy comedy, Hot Tub, going ahead of the limited time release of Alice, now in it’s 6th weekend.

Further down, Bounty Hunter posts a modest return, breaking over the $50M mark just before the weekend started, as kid film Wimpy Kid does so during. The top10 rounds out with reduced release film Letters to God, doing well despite it’s Christian-targeted advertising.  Shutter island, and, still, Avatar, are holding on still, depite the latter now being in it’s 17th weekend, with $844,000. The big question will be if it still attracts people when the DVD comes out.

Rank (last week) Film Weekend Gross (Millions) Theaters Total Gross to Date (Millions) Weeks on release
1 (1) Clash of the Titans (2010) $26.6 3,802 $110.2 2
2 (N) Date Night $25.2 3,374 $25.2 1
3 (3) How to Train Your Dragon $24.9 4,007 $133.4 3
4 (2) Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too? $11.0 2,155 $48.5 3
5 (4) The Last Song $9.8 2,674 $42.2 2
6 (6) Hot Tub Time Machine $5.4 2,611 $36.9 3
7 (4) Alice in Wonderland (2010) $5.3 2,530 $319.0 6
8 (7) The Bounty Hunter $4.2 2,901 $55.9 4
9 (8) Diary of a Wimpy Kid $3.9 2,901 $55.9 4
10 (n) Letters to God $1.1 1,356 $123.4 7
It’s important to remember, these figures for the weekend are released lunch-time Sunday, so estimate Sunday’s figures, there may be some discrepancies. Figures provided by BoxOfficeMojo. Click here for the full weekend figures.
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US Box Office Estimates April 2-4 2010

April 4, 2010 Leave a comment

Slight change, as we go from the top5, to the top10.

Two new releases top the charts, Clash of the Titans (yet another 3D movie), and Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too?, with a third taking 4th place, behind last week’s top earner, How to Train a Dragon. Alice’s staying power seems to be waning, though, perhaps making the Disney decision to shorten the release time to 12 weeks appear smart in retrospect.

The rest follow pretty much in the same order as last week, with the exception of Green Zone and Shutter Island swapping places. Avatar, still there, in 13th place with just under $1M, after SIXTEEN weeks, an incredible longevity.

Rank (last week) Film Weekend Gross (Millions) Theaters Total Gross to Date (Millions) Weeks on release
1 (N) Clash of the Titans (2010) $61.4 3,777 $64.1 1
2 (N) Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too? $30.15 2,155 $30.2 1
3 (1) How to Train Your Dragon $29.2 4,060 $92.3 2
4 (N) The Last Song $16.2 2,673 $25.6 1
5 (2) Alice in Wonderland $8.3 2,980 $309.8 5
6 (3) Hot Tub Time Machine $8.0 2,771 $27.8 2
7 (4) The Bounty Hunter $6.2 3,118 $48.9 3
8 (5) Diary of a Wimpy Kid $5.5 2,842 $46.2 3
9 (6) She’s Out of My League $1.463 1.390 $28.6 4
10 (8) Shutter Island $1.462 1,356 $123.4 7
It’s important to remember, these figures for the weekend are released lunch-time Sunday, so estimate Sunday’s figures, there may be some discrepancies. Figures provided by BoxOfficeMojo. Click here for the full weekend figures.
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