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New Releases Bow to the 'Dragon' at Box Office

April 26, 2010 (2:00 am) GMT
However, more than 50 percent income of 'How to Train Your Dragon' came from 3-D showings, meaning 'The Back-Up Plan' likely was the weekend's No. 1 draw in terms of attendance.

New releases can't beat the fiery power of "". "", "" and "Oceans" which were released over the weekend performed well below the DreamWorks Animation which almost hit number one last week had "" not become such a tough competition.

Experiencing 23.5% decline in ticket sales, "Dragon" scores $15 million in the champion spot mainly from 3-D theaters. It is by far the lowest-grossing weekend of 2010, but according to Box Office Mojo, "Dragon" will vie with "" to become DreamWorks Animation's highest-grossing non-"Shrek" movie. "We couldn't be more thrilled to be No. 1 in the fifth week," said Anne Globe, head of worldwide marketing for DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc.

's drama comedy "Back-Up Plan" rakes in $12.2 million and becomes the actress' new low after she took a five-year hiatus from mainstream movies. "" retains its place at number 3 with $10 million income while "Losers" flops with $9.6 million on its first weekend. Last week's champion takes a sharp plunge to number 5 with 52.1% decline in sales.

"Oceans" which was released to coincide Earth day brings in $6 million from 1,206 theaters. It is the third highest-grossing documentary debut ever behind Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" and fellow Disneynature movie "Earth".

Top Ten Movies at Box Office for April 23-25:

  1. "" - $15 million
  2. "" - $12.2 million
  3. "" - $10.6 million
  4. "" - $9.6 million
  5. "" - $9.5 million
  6. "" - $9 million
  7. "" - $8 million
  8. "" - $6 million
  9. "" - $3.7 million
  10. "" - $2.2 million

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