Weekend Box Office: Date Night Releases the Kraken

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04.12.10 7 Comments

Tina Fey and Steve Carell’s Date Night took the top spot away from Clash of the Titans over the weekend, earning an estimated $27.1 million on the strength of solid reviews from critics who overwhelmingly called it, “Okay, I guess.”

Meanwhile, the

Elsewhere, Hot Tub Time Machine was all the way down at number seven, where its $36.9 million gross was just good enough to earn back its estimated production budget, but still a lot less than it deserves.  It was funny, dammit.  One slot higher than Bounty Hunter?  Did anyone even know that was still playing?  I’d say that I don’t want to live in a world where Bounty Hunter earns more than Hot Tub Time Machine, but the truth is, I don’t want people who see Bounty Hunter to live in a world where Bounty Hunter earns more than Hot Tub Time Machine.  That’s why I bought this blow torch.

Title Weekend Per theater Total
1 Date Night $27,100,000 $8,032 $27,100,000
2 Clash of the Titans $26,875,000 (-56.1%) $7,069 $110,468,000
3 How to Train Your Dragon $25,350,000 (-12.6%) $6,326 $133,891,000
4 Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too? $11,000,000 (-62.4%) $5,104 $48,520,000
5 The Last Song $10,000,000 (-37.5%) $3,740 $42,400,000
6 Alice in Wonderland $5,600,000 (-31.8%) $2,213 $319,300,000
7 Hot Tub Time Machine $5,430,000 (-32.7%) $2,080 $36,969,000
8 The Bounty Hunter $4,300,000 (-29.4%) $1,482 $56,001,000
9 Diary of a Wimpy Kid $4,100,000 (-22.7%) $1,671 $53,756,000
10 Letters to God $1,250,000 $1,394 $1,250,000

[via CHUD, BoxOfficeMojo, poster via FunMeme]

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Vince Mancini is a writer, comedian, and podcaster. A graduate of Columbia’s non-fiction MFA program, his work has appeared on FilmDrunk, the UPROXX network, the Portland Mercury, the East Bay Express, and all over his mom’s refrigerator.

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