Cybersurfing: Clash of the Titans premiere and box office

Sam Worthington as Perseus
Sam Worthington as Perseus

Variety has a couple of brief items regarding the launch of CLASH OF THE TITANS, the weekend’s big fantasy extravaganza, based on the 1981 production from Ray Harryhausen and Charles Schneer. The new film had its premiere at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, where not only the cast and crew of the remake showed up but also Harry Hamlin (star of the original).
Opening with early screenings on Thursday, the new CLASH earned $4.2-million in approximately 3,000 theatres nationwide – not bad but not enough to surpass last weekend’s box office winner HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON, whih nabbed $5.2-million.
UPDATE: CLASH OF THE TITANS earned $28-million on Friday, suggesting that it should earn $67-million during its opening weekend (Friday to Sunday). This would be a record for the Easter weekend – not traditionally a peak movie-going time.