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Titans Tops The US Box Office

Yes, the reviews swung between decent to tepid, and straight on down to loathsome and the sloppy, post-production 3D conversion, every seemed to agree, made it worse, but neither of those could stop Clash Of The Titans from storming the box office and pillaging $61.4 million from moviegoers across the ocean.

Tyler Perry, a filmmaker whose work goes largely unnoticed over here, scored yet another resounding win with his latest relationship drama, Why Did I Get Married Too? (it’s the awkwardly titled sequel to Why Did I Get Married, in case you were wondering), taking second place with $30.1 million. Not bad for a film that cost $20 million to make. Those two shoved DreamWorks’ How To Train Your Dragon down to third place, where it made $29 million in its second weekend.

Fourth went to what must have seemed like a dream combination (Miley Cyrus and Nicholas Sparks), with the tween favourite starring in The Last Song from the king of romantic dramas based on novels. It did solid business, raking in $16.2 million ($25.6 million when you stir in the fact that it opened on Wednesday).

That was it for the new wide releases. Alice In Wonderland slipped down to fifth place, while Hot Tub Time Machine took a hit and dropped from third to sixth. The Bounty Hunter was seventh and Diary Of A Wimpy Kid – which is now going to spawn a sequel – eighth. Ninth and tenth went to She’s Out Of My League and Shutter Island.

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