The weekend's runner-up and top debut was Jennifer Lopez's poorly reviewed romantic comedy The Back-Up Plan, which grossed around $12 million, running $3 million behind Dragon. That number seems low, but it's actually about typical for a movie headlined by Lopez, even in her heyday. Her top opening weekend gross ever, in fact, is Monster-in-Law, which grossed $23 million back in 2005, with an assist from Jane Fonda. The Back-Up Plan is the second wide release from CBS Films, whose Extraordinary Measures opened to $6 million earlier this year and went on to gross $12 million in total.
Warner Bros.' The Losers more or less ate dust, ending up behind Date Night's third weekend with $9.6 million -- an unsurprising number for an off-brand genre release with undistinctive marketing and minimal star wattage. The nature doc Oceans grossed $6 million on the weekend, and around $8.5 million since its Earth Day release; it's running behind last year's similar release of Earth, albeit on 600 fewer screens.
Also of note -- Clash of the Titans has been holding up quite well in the past couple weeks after taking a sizable initial tumble. It won't hit $200 million, but may make it to $170.
The chart after the jump.
1 - How to Train Your Dragon (DW Animation) - $15.1 ($4,100) - 24% - $178.0
2 - The Back-Up Plan (CBS) - $12.3 ($3,735) - new - $12.3
3 - Date Night (Fox) - $10.6 ($3,218) - 37% - $63.5
4 - The Losers (WB) - $9.6 ($3,271) - new - $9.6
5 - Kick-Ass (Lionsgate) - $9.5 ($3,100) - 52% - $34.9
6 - Clash of the Titans (WB) - $9.0 ($2,751) - 42% - $145.64
7 - Death at a Funeral (Screen Gems) - $8.0 ($3,253) - 51% - $28.5
8 - Oceans (Disney) - $6.0 ($4,975) - new - $8.5
9 - The Last Song (Disney) - $3.7 ($1,324) - 38% - $55.4
10 - Alice in Wonderland (Disney) - $2.2 ($1,588) - 38% - $327.5
Next week: A Nightmare on Elm Street and Furry Vengeance will struggle for dominance before Iron Man 2 kicks off the summer.