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Weekend Wrap-Up for April 30 - May 2, 2010

Michael Bay Profiteering Dominates Iron Man 2 Lead Up

By John Hamann

May 2, 2010

Nine, ten, never bathe again.

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The Losers drops to sixth this weekend after a fourth place debut last weekend. The cheap, Joel Silver produced, Warner Bros. distributed flick earned $6 million in its sophomore frame and dipped 36%. The $25 million Zoe Saldana flick has now earned $18.1 million.

Clash of the Titans, another remake that takes the campy fun out of the original, finishes seventh. Now in its fifth frame, Clash earned a 3-D influenced $6 million, and dropped 33%. The $125 million Warner Bros. release has now earned $154 million on the domestic front, and another $250 million from overseas cinemas.

Once the hot new thing coming out of Hollywood, Kick-Ass has now officially fallen on its head, earning only $4.4 million and dropping a hefty 52%. At least it will be profitable for Lionsgate. The $15 million pickup has now earned $42.2 million.




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Death at a Funeral is just that, as the movie slowly dies in ninth. Death earned $4 million and dropped 50% from last weekend. The $21 million Screen Gems product has now earned $34.8 million.

Finally in tenth is Oceans, Disney's Earth Day film. Ocean's earned $2.6 million in its second weekend, and has earned $13.2 million so far.

Overall this weekend, 2010 didn't have a chance versus last year, as a year ago, Wolverine opened to $85 million, or approximately what the top seven films earned this year. The top ten films this year couldn't keep up with what the top two did last year. This weekend, the top 12 took in $91.2 million, about half of the $187.4 million from the May 1st weekend in 2009. It's now all about next weekend, as Iron Man 2 officially kicks off the summer season, and eyes The Dark Knight's $158 million record opening weekend.


Top Weekend Box Office for 4/30/10-5/2/10 (Actuals)
Rank Film Distributor Estimated Gross Actual Gross Weekly Change Running Total
1 A Nightmare on Elm Street New Line Cinema $32,200,000 $32,902,299 New $32,902,299
2 How to Train Your Dragon DreamWorks Pictures $10,825,000 $10,614,289 - 30.9% $192,173,750
3 Date Night 20th Century Fox $7,600,000 $7,577,352 - 27.6% $73,604,361
4 The Back-Up Plan CBS Films $7,240,000 $7,255,762 - 40.5% $22,963,517
5 Furry Vengeance Summit Entertainment $6,500,000 $6,627,564 New $6,627,564
6 The Losers Warner Bros. $6,000,000 $5,888,471 - 37.4% $18,013,781
7 Clash of the Titans Warner Bros. Pictures $5,980,000 $5,855,368 - 34.4% $153,911,073
8 Kick-Ass Lionsgate $4,450,000 $4,515,940 - 51.7% $42,228,273
9 Death at a Funeral MGM $4,000,000 $4,123,105 - 48.6% $34,900,278
10 Oceans Disneynature $2,621,000 $2,564,843 New $13,460,115
11 The Last Song Touchstone Pictures $2,313,000 $2,255,782 - 40.0% $58,600,765
12 Alice in Wonderland Walt Disney Pictures $1,510,000 $1,478,225 - 34.7% $329,686,666
  Also Opening/Notables
  Harry Brown Samuel Goldwyn $180,957 $173,353 New $173,353
  The Good Heart N/A $5,955 New $5,955
  Exit Through the Gift Shop Producers Distribution Agency $185,000 $186,262 New $651,870
  Hot Tub Time Machine MGM $1,113,000 $1,125,651 - 43.9% $47,636,575
  Diary of a Wimpy Kid 20th Century Fox $1,000,000 $981,535 - 48.0% $60,899,640
  Avatar 20th Century Fox $635,000 $633,124 - 31.2% $747,292,481
Click here for all weekend data
Box office data supplied by Exhibitor Relations
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