'Clash of the Titans' excels at N. America box office

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Three movies that made their debut on Friday have cracked at the top five of the box office over the weekend, with 3D Fantasy "Clash of the Titans" becoming the champion with 64.1 million dollars in ticket receipts, the North America box office authority estimated on Sunday.

"Clash of the Titans" is a Warner Bros. remake of a 1981 film depicting the Greek myth of Perseus, or the ultimate struggle for power pitting men against kings and kings against gods. Starring Sam Worthington, it was originally set for standard release.

But as a 3D conversion test of the film was very successful, the film was converted to 3D and became a box office blockbuster. It is the biggest Easter weekend opening ever and the second best April opening, only lagging behind 2009's action "Fast & Furious," according to the authority.

Another debut, Liongate's "Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?," a sequel to 2007's "Why Did I Get Married?" came in the 2nd spot with an amazing 30.15 million dollars. Considering the movie only cost 20 million dollars to make, that is a phenomenal performance.

The movie is Perry's second-biggest opener and his biggest opener without the help of Madea. It has also received great reviews from audiences who love Janet Jackson's performance.

In the third place is Paramount/DWA's "How to Train Your Dragon, " fetching 29.2 million dollars this weekend for a total of 92.3 million during its two-week run.

Walt Disney's drama "The Last Song," the first non-Hannah Montana coming-of-age movie to feature Miley Cyrus, was fourth with 16.2 million dollars, a mediocre performance as it opened on Wednesday. It was developed alongside the Nicholas Sparks novel by the same name.

At No. 5 is Walt Disney's another 3D blockbuster "Alice in Wonderland," fetching 8.27 million dollars in tickets and 309 million dollars in two weeks.

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