Friday Box Office: Good Night
Score one for the traditionalists? If Date Night (a better than expected $9.5 million on Friday) can hold off Clash of the Titans ($7.8 million) for the remainder of the weekend it will become only the fourth non-3D film released this year to lead the box office. And they said two dimensions were dead. Elsewhere: don't look now, but the assumed disappointment that was How to Train Your Dragon experienced a scant 19% drop from Friday-to-Friday and has slowly become one of the biggest hits in 2010. Dreamworks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg is writing that "Suck it, Pixar!" e-mail right about now. The top-five after the jump.
DATE NIGHT: $9,500,000 (new)
CLASH OF THE TITANS: $7,800,000 ($109,000,000)
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: $6,700,000 ($134,000,000)
THE LAST SONG: $3,800,000 ($44,000,000)
WHY DID I GET MARRIED TOO?: $3,500,000 ($49,000,000)