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Monday March 29, 2010 10:14 pm

Box Office Breakdown: How to Train Your Dragon Soars to #1

How to Train Your Dragon

Jay Baruchel may be dating a girl out of his league, but he’s now got a dragon under his command.

Friday’s premiere of had both Baruchel and Gerard Butler pulling double-duty over the weekend. The animated feature easily surpassed both Out of My League, Bounty Hunter and - most importantly - the reigning champ (Alice in Wonderland) to take the win with a $43.7 million take.

Unfortunately, even higher ticket prices couldn’t lift the 3-D feature past a previous Dreamworks entry. Last March, Monsters vs. Aliens towered over the competition with a $59.3 million bow.

Meanwhile, - the weekend’s only other new wide release - warmed up to a $14 million debut and a third-place finish.

Read More | Box Office Mojo

  1. How to Train Your Dragon, Dreamworks, $43,732,319 (avg. $10,785)
  2. Alice in Wonderland, Disney, $17,707,858 (avg. $5233)
  3. Hot Tub Time Machine, MGM, $14,020,502 (avg. $5091)
  4. The Bounty Hunter, Sony, $12,006,731 (avg. $3906)
  5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid, 20th Century Fox, $10,121,961 (avg. $3283)
  6. She’s Out of My League, Paramount, $3,512,218 (avg. $1444)
  7. Green Zone, Universal, $3,384,480 (avg. $1320)
  8. Shutter Island, Paramount, $3,187,487 (avg. $1501)
  9. Repo Men, Universal, $3,010,515 (avg. $2519)
  10. Our Family Wedding, Fox Searchlight, $2,352,539 (avg. $2078)

(You can review last week’s numbers here.)



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