CLASH OF THE TITANS releases the Kraken all over the holiday box office
Despite its critically panned 3D conversion, the CLASH OF THE TITANS remake took top spot at this weekend's box office, while also grabbing the title of biggest Easter weekend opener ever. With over $61 million in returns, the Sam Worthington-starrer easily won against the rest of the week's new titles. It will be interesting to see how much the film drops by next week, when word of its dismal 3D look isn't just limited to movie geeks bemoaning it on Twitter (and I include myself in this movie geek bemoaning).
The holiday weekend also saw the opening of two new films that essentially occupy their own mini-genres. Tyler Perry's latest entry, TYLER PERRY'S WHY DID I GET MARRIED TOO?, took the second spot, while also proving that the writer/director isn't done attaching his name to his film's titles. The sequel to 2007's WHY DID I GET MARRIED? made over $30 million in its opening weekend, giving Perry his second highest opening weekend ever (behind 2009's MADEA GOES TO JAIL).
The year's second Nicholas Sparks adaptation, THE LAST SONG, opened on Wednesday, but held on to the fourth spot with $16.2 million. The Miley Cyrus vehicle may play on the worst of Sparks' stable of manipulative tricks, but there's little else out there on the romantic front. And the tweens seem to like this Cyrus girl...
In other box office news, last weekend's winner, the charming HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON, stuck in the top three with $29.2 million. It's just a breath away from cracking the $100 million mark, with a total two week take of $92.3 million. ALICE IN WONDERLAND continues to play, hosting a tea party in the fifth spot and with a total gross of over $309 million.
And, in "you may have missed this one, actually, that's sort of the point" news, Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon's latest project, GREEN ZONE, quietly dropped out of the top ten. With a total gross of just $33 million and a budget of $100 million, GREEN ZONE may be the first true star-backed flop of the year.
What did you see this weekend? Did you drop some coin to see CLASH in 3D?
Source Box Office Mojo
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