Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Dear Dragon: Come-Back Kick-Ass: Canadian, North American, UK & Australian Box Office April 16, 2010 Weekend

Well I'll be, How to Train Your Dragon ends up coming back to attack in it's fourth week claiming top honours on the Canadian and Australian charts. I actually got out to see it and it's very charming with a great story and even in 2D the animation was gorgeous. Next up is one of the most hyped films of the year so far, Kick-Ass which went neck & neck with How to Train Your Dragon in the North America charts this weekend but Kick-Ass came on top with $19.83M to How to Train Your Dragons $19.63M. I actually thought Kick-Ass might have done a bit better considering how much buzz has been behind it, but it's still pretty impressive taking considering it's an R / 18A rated film.

Other new releases include Death at a Funeral (2010) landing in the top 5 in both Canada & North America, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo debuted at #12 in Canada, The Joneses at #17 in North America. Over in the UK the top spot goes to their debut release of Dear John, which is rather a surprize if I do say so. But out of anywhere, I wish I was in Australia this week because they got the release of Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky which debuted at #16. Looks like we have to wait until June 25, 2010 before we get it here, although this week I did get my Aussie fix with the fantastic thriller The Square out in limited release.

Top 20 Movies in Canada for the April 16, 2010 weekend
1. How to Train Your Dragon
2. Clash of the Titans (2010)
3. Kick-Ass *
4. Date Night
5. Death at a Funeral *
6. The Last Song
7. Alice in Wonderland (2010)
8. The Bounty Hunter
9. Hot Tub Time Machine
10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
11. Avatar
12. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo *
13. Shutter Island
14. The Ghost Writer
15. Chloe
16. Green Zone
17. She's Out of My League
18. Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?
19. Gainsbourg (Vie héroïque)
20. The Runaways

Top 20 Movies in North America for the April 16, 2010 weekend
1. Kick-Ass *
2. How to Train Your Dragon
3. Date Night
4. Death at a Funeral *
5. Clash of the Titans (2010)
6. The Last Song
7. Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?
8. Alice in Wonderland (2010)
9. Hot Tub Time Machine
10. The Bounty Hunter
11. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
12. Avatar
13. The Ghost Writer
14. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
15. Letters to God
16. Shutter Island
17. The Joneses *
18. Greenberg
19. IMAX: Hubble 3D
20. The Runaways

Top 10 Movies in the UK for the April 16, 2010 weekend
1. Dear John *
2. Clash of the Titans (2010)
3. How to Train Your Dragon
4. Kick-Ass
5. Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang
6. The Ghost Writer *
7. Cemetery Junction *
8. Alice in Wonderland (2010)
9. The Blind Side
10. Remember Me

Top 20 Movies in Australia for the April 15 - 18 2010 weekend
1. How to Train Your Dragon
2. Date Night
3. Clash of the Titans (2010)
4. The Book of Eli *
5. Kick-Ass
6. Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang
7. The Last Song
8. Alice in Wonderland (2010)
9. Beneath Hill 60 *
10. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
11. She's Out of My League
12. The Spy Next Door
13. The Blind Side
14. Avatar
15. The Last Station
16. Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky *
17. Micmas
18. The Bounty Hunter
19. Welcome
20. The Hurt Locker

* indicates opening weekend in noted location

Source: Canada & North America info, UK info, Australia Info

2 comments:

Olive said...

Am surprised that Dear John has hit number 1 at the UK box office, I think I'll give that one a miss. For anyone who hasn't seen Ricky Gervais film "Cemetery Junction" check it out, it's worth it!

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

I totally want to see Cemetery Junction - it popping up here was the first I heard of it!

I caught Dear John a few months ago and was actually happily surprized by it. It's got more to it than you'd expect, but I think it's one that you can tell by the trailer if you'd like it or not.

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