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The Nikkster provides early numbers for a slow and sleepy April weekend. (No holidays, no nuttin' to goose the numbers.)
1. Kick-Ass (Lionsgate) NEW [3,065 Theaters] -- Friday $7.5M, Estimated Weekend $19M
2. Death At A Funeral (Screen Gems/Sony) NEW [2,459 Theaters] -- Friday $5.6M, Estimated Weekend $17.5
3. Date Night (Fox) Week 2 [3,380 Theaters] -- Friday $5.4M (-40%), Estimated Weekend $17.5M, Estimated Cume $48.8M
4. Clash Of The Titans 3D (Warner Bros) Week 3 [3,753 Theaters] -- Friday $4.4M (-47%), Estimated Weekend $14.5M, Estimated Cume $131.5M
5. [How To] Train Your Dragon 3D DreamWorks Animation/Paramount) Week 4 [3,825 Theaters] -- Friday $4.2M (-40%), Estimated Weekend $15.5M, Estimated Cume $154M
6. The Last Song (Disney) Week 3 [2,767 Theaters] -- Friday $1.9M, Estimated Weekend $5.4M, Estimated Cume $49.5M
7. Why Did I Get Married Too (Lionsgate) Week 3 [1,859 Theaters] -- Friday $1.2M, Estimated Weekend $3.8M, Estimated Cume $54.5M
8. Hot Tub Time Machine (UA/MGM) Week 4 [2,308 Theaters] -- Friday $1.0M, Estimated Weekend $2.8M, Estimated Cume $41.7M
9. Bounty Hunter (Sony) Week 5 [2,475 Theaters] -- Friday $975K, Estimated Weekend $2.8M, Estimated Cume $60M
10. Alice In Wonderland 3D (Disney) Week 7 [2,024 Theaters] -- Friday $940K, Estimated Weekend $3.2M, Estimated Cume $323.6M
Dragon continues its gentle descent as it creeps closer to Monsters year-ago numbers. (Next animated features up: Shrek IV followed by Toy Story III. Thank God Pixar doesn't make all those icky sequels like some animation studios we know ...)
Add On: Box Office Mojo details Dragon's progress:
... How to Train Your Dragon was off 38 percent from last Friday, and its total stands at $143 million in 22 days. Dragon had a bigger fourth Friday than Monsters Vs. Aliens did last year, and now trails Monsters by just over $10 million through the same point.
Slooowly closing the gap ...
Add On Too: Well, well. B.O. Mojo and the Nikkster have How To Train Your Dragon back at #1, declining a mere 19% weekend to weekend. (This might change by tomorrow, but still ... who could have imagined?)
El Dragono -- $20 million -- $158.6 million
Add On #3: Drat.
Superhero action comedy "Kick-Ass" won a tight contest at the North American box office this weekend, edging out "How to Train Your Dragon" and reversing the order from early estimates, according to final data released on Monday.
It was the second photo-finish in a row in the coveted race for the No.1 spot.
"Kick-Ass" made $19.83 million at U.S. and Canada box offices, compared to an earlier estimate released on Sunday of $19.75 million. "Dragon" made $19.63 million, but the previous estimate put the figure at $20 million.
Can't win 'em all.