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Arts and Entertainment

Box Office Review: How To Make a Dragon Movie

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Parents and kids (and critics) were totally charmed by How To Train Your Dragon as it easily won the weekend box office race. It's huge haul of $43.3M demolished previous champ Alice in Wonderland ($17.3M | $293.1M) and disappointing newcomer Hot Tub Time Machine ($13.6M). The terrible, shitty, depressing The Bounty Hunter actually had a decent hold in its second frame ($12.4M | $38.8M) while Diary of a Wimpy Kid was clearly the victim of a nasty dragon bite ($10M | $35.7M).

The second half of the top 10 was led by the funny She's Out of My League ($3.5M | $25.6M). It just topped the unfortunate bomb The Green Zone ($3.3M | $30.4M) and powerhouse Shutter Island ($3.1M | $120.6M). The crappy Repo Men ($3M | $11.3M) and the racist-ish Our Family Wedding ($2.2M | $16.7M) rounded out the list. Interestingly, Avatar finally dropped out of the top 10 ($2M | $740.4M). In limited release, Lbs. ($10,900 per theater) had a good start, while Chloe ($2863 per) and Waking Sleeping Beauty floundered ($6620).