But Sunday’s box-office estimates aren’t measuring up with new numbers pegging “Kick-Ass” as the #1 movie of the weekend with a $19.8 million haul. “How To Train Your Dragon” earned $19.6 million, a few strides shy of its previously estimated $20-million finish.
“’Kick-Ass’ is fantastic, highly original entertainment, and our marketing and distribution teams have brilliantly positioned it for a long and successful run,” Lionsgate Co-Chief Operating Officer and Motion Picture Group President Joe Drake said in a released statement. “That kind of run is precisely what we are seeing on the international front, where ’Kick-Ass’ has demonstrated a very strong hold at the box office; in Great Britain alone, it’s taken in nearly $13.8 million in 17 days.”
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