More a clash of the critics than anything else, Warner Bros’ new 3D swords and sandals flick found little resistance at the box office this weekend.
The studio’s remake of the classic mythological
Clash Of The Titans
leapt straight to the top of the pile, taking $61m despite savage reviews that lambasted everything from the film’s disappointing 3D conversion to its see-through script.
Not content with just knocking last week’s 3D giant off the top spot (
How To Train Your Dragon
, sliding to third place),
also set a record with the biggest opening on an Easter weekend.
Previous Easter record-holder
Scary Movie 4
(yes, there was a fourth) opened with $40m in 2006.
But with reviews as scathing as they have been – and despite some cool action moments in a generally muddled offering – we can’t imagine
with rule the top spot for another week.
Even if next week’s only new release, decidedly un-3D comedy
, doesn’t pose much of a threat.
Janet Jackson’s new film
Why Did I Get Married Too?
(above) scooped second place at cinemas, reeling in a modest $30m (good considering many have never heard of it), while last Easter’s top dawg Miley Cyrus pitched in at fourth place with
The Last Song
Alice In Wonderland
clung to fifth with $8.2m, rounding out its domestic US earnings of $309. Yep, that’s three 3D flicks in this week’s top five.
In at sixth place,
Hot Tub Time Machine
time warped a further $8m from audience pockets, while Jennifer Aniston’s
The Bounty Hunter
is still lingering like a bad smell in seventh place with $6.2m.
Chloe Moretz and
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid
gripped onto eight place with $5.2m, while romcom
She’s Out Of My League
both shouldered $1.46m each.
What did you check out this weekend?