Life imitated art this weekend for 'Clash of the Titans,' as the movie about monster hunters killed at the box office, knocking 'How to Train Your Dragon' from the top spot in a fierce battle over the nation's limited 3D resources.

Drawing a strong $61.4 million over the weekend, 'Clash' rode a holiday surge to capture the top spot on this weekend's charts, though the figure fell short of the $70 million opening the similarly themed '300' pulled in back in 2007. While 'How to Train Your Dragon' remained competitive, dropping only 33 percent to $29.2 million thanks to the Easter crowd and strong word of mouth, the shortage of 3D theaters undoubtedly hurt the film, as it slipped into third position behind the surprisingly robust $30.1 million earned by the debut of 'Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?'. Life imitated art this weekend for 'Clash of the Titans,' as the movie about monster hunters killed at the box office, knocking 'How to Train Your Dragon' from the top spot in a fierce battle over the nation's limited 3D resources.

Drawing a strong $61.4 million over the weekend, 'Clash' rode a holiday surge to capture the top spot on this weekend's charts, though the figure fell short of the $70 million opening the similarly themed '300' pulled in back in 2007. While 'How to Train Your Dragon' remained competitive, dropping only 33 percent to $29.2 million thanks to the Easter crowd and strong word of mouth, the shortage of 3D theaters undoubtedly hurt the film, as it slipped into third position behind the surprisingly robust $30.1 million earned by the debut of 'Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?'.

A sequel to Perry's 2007 hit 'Why Did I Get Married?,' 'Why Did I Get Married Too?' benefited from the fight over 3D theaters -- 'Clash' and 'Dragon' also had to contend with fifth-place finisher 'Alice in Wonderland' ($8.2 million) for screens, which likely led to lower figures for all three films -- but also from clever counter-programming in the face of such effects-driven spectacles.

Also taking the low-key road to success was the Miley Cyrus vehicle 'The Last Song,' which opened on Wednesday and ended up in fourth place for the weekend, with $16.2 million for a total five-day haul of $25.6 million. While this is a significant drop from the $32.2 million 'Hannah Montana: The Movie' earned last year over the Easter weekend, it's still a solid opening considering it doesn't have the Hannah Montana brand propelling it.

The rest of the top 10 was rounded out by holdovers in various states of decay. 'Hot Tub Time Machine' and 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid,' in sixth and eighth place, respectively, remained strong performers, while 'Shutter Island' and 'She's Out of My league' held up well in the ninth and 10th spots, despite relatively limited releases. 'The Bounty Hunter,' on the other hand, remained a mild disappointment, dropping to seventh place despite having the third-highest theater count.

Top 10 for the first weekend of April:

1. 'Clash of the Titans,' $61.4 million (3,777 theaters), new release
2. 'Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?', $30.1 million (2,155), new release
3. 'How to Train Your Dragon,' $29.2 million (4,060), $92.3 million total
4. 'The Last Song,' $16.2 million (2,673), $25.6 million
5. 'Alice in Wonderland,' $8.2 million (2,980), $309.8 million
6. 'Hot Tub Time Machine,' $8 million (2,771), $27.8 million
7. 'The Bounty Hunter,' $6.2 million (3,118), $48.9 million
8. 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid,' $5.5 million (2,842), $46.2 million
9. 'She's Out of My League,' $1.4 million (1,390) $28.6 million
10. 'Shutter Island,' $1.4 million (1,356), $123.4 million