Monday, April 12, 2010
By: Vickie J. Rubinson
Steve Carrell and Tina Fey had a disputed win at the North American box office, according to studio estimates released on Sunday which showed their romantic comedy "Date Night" beating last weekend's champion.
The sitcom actors' romantic comedy "Date Night" earned $27.1 million during its first weekend, said its distributor 20th Century Fox.
"Clash of the Titans," which was in the No. 1 position last weekend, grossed $26.9 million, said Warner Bros. But the studio said it estimated a $26 million weekend for "Date Night."
"It does seem a little bizarre that they squeezed it out," Warner Bros. domestic distribution Dan Feliman said of Fox's estimate for "Date Night." Fox declined to respond.
Former champion "How to Train Your Dragon" was a close No. 3 with $25.4 million.
Rounding out the top five were filmmaker Tyler Perry's sequel "Why Did I get Married Too?" with $11 million and the Miley Cyrus drama "The Last Song" with $10 million.