Clash of the Titans powered its way to the top of the box office this weekend, taking in a leading $64 million.
The remake of the 1981 cult classic was released in 2D and 3-D versions. Reviews were mixed for the film itself while Warner Bros.’ decision to convert the film to 3-D at the last minute drew plenty of criticism on its own.
The new comedy release Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too came in second place with a $30 million weekend, just edging out How To Train Your Dragon.
The DreamWorks Animation release Dragon took in $29.2 million in its second weekend of release ‘ good enough for a $92 million domestic tally. Its foreign take of $42 million brings its total gross to $134 million.
In fourth place was Disney’s powerhouse Alice in Wonderland. Directed by Tim Burton and also released in 2D and 3-D versions, Alice‘s $8 million weekend brings its domestic total to $309 million. With $363 million earned in foreign markets, Alice is a major hit with $672 million earned worldwide.
Avatar slipped under the $1 million per weekend mark for the first time, earning $985,000 and bringing its record-setting domestic total to $742 million.
The Secret of Kells, which was nominated for an Oscar and began its long-awaited run in Los Angeles this past weekend, earned an estimated $57,000 on 19 screens nationwide. That brings its U.S. gross to $187,000.
Waking Sleeping Beauty, Don Hahn’s documentary about the revitalization of animation at Walt Disney Studios in the 1980s and 1990s, earned an estimated $14,800 on five screens for a domestic total of $60,000.