Friday Report: Good Friday for 'Clash,' Tyler Perry

by Brandon Gray
Clash of the Titans

April 3, 2010

Clash of the Titans raked in an estimated $26.4 million on approximately 6,700 screens at 3,777 sites, but it wasn't the only busy movie on Good Friday: Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too? pulled in an estimated $12.3 million on around 2,900 screens at 2,155 sites, while The Last Song collected an estimated $7.1 million on close to 3,300 screens at 2,673 sites.

Compared to 300, the massively-promoted Clash of the Titans's opening day fell short, considering its 3D and Good Friday boost. 300 nabbed $28.1 million on around 4,800 screens at 3,103 sites on its non-holiday first day (or the equivalent of nearly $32 million adjusted for ticket price inflation), and that led to a $70.9 million opening weekend. Clash played at 1,810 3D screens (the 3D share is unavailable at this time and will be reported Sunday), and Good Friday is generally the biggest day of any given Easter weekend (Saturday is normally the busiest of most weekends), suggesting Clash's weekend might not go much farther than $60 million. Just because it's not at the level of its 300 inspiration doesn't mean Clash isn't a big movie in its own right. In addition to Friday, it also drew $2.7 million on Thursday night, bringing its day-and-a-half total to $29 million.

As for Why Did I Get Married Too?, the ensemble comedy sequel had a higher-grossing opening day than predecessor Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?, which rang in with a $7.4 million Friday on its way to a $21.4 million opening weekend. The Last Song has tallied $16.5 million in three days, which is less than Hannah Montana The Movie generated on Good Friday last year but solid nonetheless.

Among holdovers, How to Train Your Dragon captured an estimated $11 million, down only nine percent from last Friday due to the holiday, and its total is now $74.2 million in eight days. Alice in Wonderland, which lost most of its 3D screens, took a significant 39 percent hit, posting an estimated $3 million for a $304.5 million total in 29 days. Hot Tub Time Machine also didn't find much traction, falling 41 percent to an estimated $2.9 million for a $22.7 million tally in eight days.

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