'Dragon' Tops Box Office on Slow Weekend

How to Train Your Dragon took the top spot at the box office in its fifth weekend in theaters with only an estimated $15 million -- still good enough to top rival offerings from CBS Films (The Back-Up Plan) and Warner Bros. (The Losers). The Back-Up Plan took second place with an estimated $12.2 million, a dollar amount that doesn't bode well for Jennifer Lopez's return to the romantic comedy genre. The other wide release, the R-rated The Losers, couldn't even cross into double-digits with an estimated $9.6 million and a fourth place finish. The two new wide releases didn't help the box office for the weekend, which was down close to 20% compared to last year at this time, when the Beyonce Knowles-starrer Obsessed bowed to $28 million.


Third place went to Date Night, which in its third weekend grossed an additional $10.6 million for a 37% drop. The film has now grossed over $63 million since it bowed in early April. Kick-Ass, last weekend's box-office winner, dropped a steep 52% for a weekend take of an estimated $9.5 million and a fifth-place finish. The R-rated superhero send-up has now earned close to $35 million after two weekends in release.


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