Tuesday, April 27, 2010
After Five Weeks, the successful HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON flies back to NUMBER ONE on the U.S. Box Office!
Another proof of how good HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON is, is that this movie which was released March 26 has gone back up to the number ONE spot in the U.S. Box Office. An unbelievable feat for a movie that has already had its five week run. Here is the report from the Rotten Tomatoes Website:
This weekend, with Hollywood dumping its weakest films into theaters, moviegoers understandably stayed away from the multiplexes as the North American box office slumped to its lowest level of the year. New releases The Back-up Plan and The Losers generated unimpressive results allowing the five-week old 3D cartoon How to Train Your Dragon to reclaim the number one spot thanks to its continued durability. For the first time all year the top ten films failed to gross at least $90M.
After coming within a hair of nabbing the box office crown last weekend, How To Train Your Dragon won a decisive victory this time grossing an estimated $15M in its fifth weekend for another slim decline of only 24%. The DreamWorks blockbuster has now amassed a fantastic $178M and should bust through the $200M mark the same weekend as when Paramount stablemate Iron Man 2 arrives to kick off the summer movie season. The Viking toon is still on course to finish its run in the neighborhood of $225M which would be more than five times its opening weekend take thanks to amazing legs.