Proof that brand nostalgia, when combined with shitty post-production 3-D, is nigh unstoppable, the remake of Clash of the Titans opened to $61.4 million ($64 million if you’re including Thursday evening shows). That’s the biggest Easter weekend of any film to date, and it pales only in comparison to Fast & Furious’s $70.1 million last year so far as April records are concerned.
That other titan of industry, Tyler Perry, managed a second-place finish and his second-highest opening weekend to date with Why Did I Get Married Too?, which earned $30.1 million. In third place, with an impressive hold that suggests the word-of-mouth that dominated our comment thread last weekend is spreading, was How to Train Your Dragon with $29.2 million. The week’s other new release, The Last Song, earned $16.2 million over the weekend and $25.6 million since opening last Wednesday, putting it on par with just about every other Nicholas Sparks adaptation.
Alice in Wonderland fell to fifth with $8.3 million, Hot Tub Time Machine slipped to sixth with $8 million, The Bounty Hunter managed seventh with $6.2 million, Diary of a Wimpy Kid came in right behind with $5.5 million, and She’s Out of My League and Shutter Island closed things out with $1.5 million each.