Weekend Receipts: Cash of the Titans

Buoyed by three strong new releases (and one solid holdover), the box office this weekend was not only the biggest on record for the month of April, but also for the Easter holiday. Because nothing celebrates "Easter" like bringing the family to see Clash of the Titans. Unwrap a fresh box of Peeps and enjoy some weekend receipts.

1. Clash of the Titans

Gross: $64,055,000 (new)

Screens: 3,777 (PSA: $16,256)

Weeks: 1

Maybe American audiences are becoming 3D connoisseurs. Nearly 48 percent of tickets sold for Clash of the Titans came from traditional 2D showings (or, y'know, just traditional showings). That means despite the last minute conversion, Warner Brothers didn't get the same bang for their 3D buck as Disney did with Alice in Wonderland. The Kraken is gonna be pissed.

2. Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?

Gross: $31,500,000 (new)

Screens: 2,155 (PSA: $13,991)

Weeks: 1

Say what you will about Tyler Perry, but the man is a legitimate box office phenomenon. Why Did I Get Married Too? was the hyphenate's biggest non-Madea opening ever and managed to improve on Why Did I Get Married? by $10 million. Don't think there isn't a Lionsgate executive trying to talk Perry into shooting the third film in 3D right this second.

3. How to Train Your Dragon

Gross: $29,200,000 ($92,326,000)

Screens: 4,060 (PSA: $7,192)

Weeks: 2 (change: -33.2%)

Legs alert! With its impressive hold, How to Train Your Dragon is now only running $12 million behind Monsters vs. Aliens, last spring's Dreamworks Animation hit. Reports of Dragon being a disappointment might have been a bit premature.

4. The Last Song

Gross: $16,203,000 (cume: $25,590,00)

Screens: 2,673 (PSA: $6,062)

Weeks: 1

This is definitely not a Nashville party. With $25 million since opening Wednesday, The Last Song proves one thing: Miley Cyrus is a bonafide draw. Either that or there are just way more Nicholas Sparks fans walking around than everyone thought.

5. Alice in Wonderland

Gross: $8,267,000 (cume: $309,793,000)

Screens: 2,980 (PSA: $2,774)

Weeks: 5 (change: -53.3%)

Depp on Depp crime: Alice in Wonderland passed Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End over the weekend to become the 28th biggest blockbuster of all-time. If you remember even one second of At World's End, though, consider yourself unique.

[Box Office Mojo]



Comments

  • snickers says:

    Obviously the box office business this Easter was helped by not one, not two, but three 3-D pictures (though at least two of those are fake-D) currently in release and jostling for the higher-priced cinema bucks.

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