After only missing out on reclaiming the #1 spot at the U.S. box office last weekend, this weekend DreamWorks Animation's HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON did reclaim the top slot. Earning $15.4 million for the weekend of April 23-25, 2010, the animated adventure now has a total cume of $178.3 million.
Unlike KICK-ASS finally edging out DRAGON when the final numbers were reported, this week's #2, THE BACK-UP PLAN, doesn't seem like it has a chance to claim the #1 spot on Tuesday. The Jennifer Lopez comedy made $12.2 million.
DATE NIGHT held strong in third, earning another $10.5 million, bringing its cume to $63.3 million.
Comic book adaptations aren't fairing well lately. THE LOSERS (vfx by Image Engine Design) had a very disappointing debut in fourth with $9.4 million, while KICK-ASS (vfx by Double Negative, Ghost VFX, Lip Sync Post, Plowman Craven & Associates and The Senate Visual Effects) plummeted from first to fifth with $9.34 million, making its totals $34.7 million.
CLASH OF THE TITANS earned another $8.92 million in sixth. With vfx by Framestore, The Moving Picture Company, Cinesite, CEG Media, Flash Film Works, Neil Corbould Special Effects, Nvizible, and Prime Focus View-D, the Greek adventure has made $145.6 million this far.
Coming in at #7, DEATH AT A FUNERAL made an additionally $8.02 million, lifting its cume to $28.5 million. Buena Vista's doc OCEANS premiered in eighth with $6.06 million. THE LAST SONG arrived at #9 with $3.76 million, raising its cume to $55.5 million.
ALICE IN WONDERLAND closed out the top ten, securing another $2.26 million. With vfx by Café FX, Matte World Digital, Nvizage, Sony Pictures Imageworks, and Svengali Visual Effects, Tim Burton's fantasy has made $327.5 million.
Box office numbers obtained at boxofficemojo.com.