That was one mighty Date Night.
As things stand now, Titans is an extremely close second, with $26.9 million. But even if Monday's final numbers show the 3-D epic on top, it's unlikely they'll show the film doing anything but dropping like a rock in just its second weekend.
• The $55 million Date Night is the biggest opener of Fey's still-young film career; for Carell, it's a career best for a film to not feature a big boat (Evan Almighty) or a boatload of action sequences (Get Smart).
• The $125 million Clash of the Titans has made good on its budget—thanks to the rest of the world. Domestically, it's at $110.5 million overall.
• Ticket sales for Titans were off a steep 56 percent from last weekend. Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too? took a 62 percent dive, down to $11 million ($48.5 million overall). By comparison, the three-week-old How to Train Your Dragon ($25.4 million; $133.9 million overall) is a keeper, down only 13 percent.
• Cyrus' The Last Song ($10 million) held well, too. After two weekends, the $20 million romantic drama has doubled its budget domestically, hitting $42.4 million overall. And all without Hannah Montana lifting a finger.
• In its fourth weekend, Stewart's The Runaways doubled its theater count, but still only grossed a weak $470,029. To date, the $10 million-ish rock biopic has yet to break $2 million domestically. (Now where did we read that this thing was going to outdo Robert Pattinson's Remember Me?)
Here's a rundown of the weekend's top-grossing films Friday-Sunday, per estimates compiled by Exhibitor Relations:
(Originally published April 11, 2010, at 9:47 a.m. PT)
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