2. “Why Did I Get Married Too” ($30.2 million)
3. “How To Train Your Dragon” ($29.2 million)
4. “The Last Song” ($16.2 million)
5. “Alice in Wonderland” ($8.3 million)
Sam Worthington and 3-D seem to be a winning combination as “Clash of the Titans” — the actor’s latest film and the newest entry into the 3-D marketplace — easily won the weekend box office with $61.4 million. Combined with the tickets sold during midnight showings, the swords-and-sandals epic has earned a domestic total of $64.1 million.
Despite lukewarm to negative reviews, “Clash” still managed to earn more than twice as much as the second place finisher, “Why Did I Get Married Too.” The strong showing is due at least in part to the jacked up ticket prices for 3-D viewings, as “Clash” was converted to 3-D during post-production earlier this year.
While “Clash” beat out “Why Did I Get Married Too,” director-writer-actor Tyler Perry certainly has nothing to hang his head in shame over. The sequel to his 2007 film earned $30.2 million by Sunday’s conclusion, the second best result of Perry’s career behind “Madea Goes To Jail” in February of 2009.
Third place went to last weekend’s “How to Train Your Dragon,” DreamWorks’ animated 3-D fantasy film featuring the voices of Jay Baruchel and Gerard Butler. After earning $29.2 million in its second weekend, “Dragon” now sits atop a domestic treasure pile worth $92.3 million.
“The Last Song,” the Nicolas Sparks adaptation starring Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth, finished in fourth place with $16.2 million. The film has made $25.6 million since opening on Wednesday, boosting “The Last Song” a healthy $5.6 million past its production budget.
Fifth place went to “Alice in Wonderland,” which edged out “Hot Tub Time Machine” for the top five’s final position by a margin of $267,000.
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