Clash of the Titans Sets New Easter Record

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The ComingSoon.net Box Office Report has been updated with studio estimates for the weekend. Click here for the full box office estimates of the top 12 films and then check back on Monday for the final figures based on actual box office.

Warner Bros. Pictures remake Clash of the Titans dominated the box office with an estimated $61.4 million from 3,777 theaters this weekend, averaging $16,256 per theater. Including Thursday night preview screenings, the film has earned a total of $64.1 million. The $61.4 million marks the biggest opening ever for a film on Easter weekend, easily surpassing the previous record of $40.2 million set by Scary Movie 4 in 2006. It is also the second-biggest debut for an April release, trailing only last year’s Fast and Furious, which earned $70.95 million. Clash of the Titans, made for about $125 million, was released in both 3D and 2D theaters, with the 3D take making up 52% of the total. Internationally, the film opened in 4,240 theaters and earned $44.2 million for a worldwide total of $108.3 million. Directed by Louis Leterrier, the movie stars Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Danny Huston, Gemma Arterton, Mads Mikkelsen, Jason Flemyng, Alexa Davalos, Izabella Miko, Nicholas Hoult and Pete Postlethwaite.

Tyler Perry’s sequel Why Did I Get Married Too? opened in second place, earning $30.2 million in 2,155 theaters for an average of $13,991 per site. The Lionsgate dramedy, which cost $20 million to make, stars Perry, Sharon Leal, Janet Jackson, Malik Yoba, Jill Scott, Lamman Rucker, Richard T. Jones, Tasha Smith, Michael J. White, Cicely Tyson and Louis Gossett Jr.

DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon dropped just 33.2% in ticket sales its second weekend to add another $29.2 million in the the third spot. Made for about $165 million, the fantasy action adventure has collected $92.3 million so far.

Touchstone Pictures’ The Last Song, starring Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth and Greg Kinnear, took fourth place with $16.2 million from 2,673 theaters, an average of $6,062 per location. Produced for $20 million, the Nicholas Sparks adaption has earned $25.6 million since opening on Wednesday.

Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland rounded out the top five with another $8.3 million to bring its five-week total to $309.8 million.

MGM’s Hot Tub Time Machine had a respectable drop of 42.9% its second weekend. The comedy added $8 million for a two-week total of $27.8 million

Click here for the full box office results of the top 12 films.