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Box Office Breakdown: Kick-Ass Saves Its Ass

Kick-Ass

had a hard time living up to its name this weekend.

Despite high expectations for the R-rated superhero entry, Matthew Vaughn’s film barely won the box office battle. In fact, it looked on Sunday like Lionsgate’s actioner would place second overall. Fortunately, the final numbers worked in Kick-Ass’ favor…but not by much. Less than $200,000 separated from this week’s chart topper.

Meanwhile, attendance at ‘s services was good enough to get the comedy a fourth place debut. Neil LaBute’s remake of the 2007 British film recovered most of its budget - it cost approximately $21 million to make - with its $16.2 million gross.

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  1. Kick-Ass, Lionsgate, $19,828,687 (avg. $6469)
  2. How to Train Your Dragon, Dreamworks, $19,633,320 (avg. $5133)
  3. Date Night, 20th Century Fox, $16,720,038 (avg. $4947)
  4. Death at a Funeral, Sony Screen Gems, $16,217,540 (avg. $6595)
  5. Clash of the Titans, Warner Bros., $15,385,491 (avg. $4100)
  6. The Last Song, Disney, $5,962,916 (avg. $2155)
  7. Why Did I Get Married Too?, Lionsgate, $4,098,898 (avg. $2205)
  8. Alice in Wonderland, Disney, $3,656,442 (avg. $1807)
  9. Hot Tub Time Machine, MGM, $3,490,471 (avg. $1512)
  10. The Bounty Hunter, Sony, $3,084,020 (avg. $1246)

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

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