Warner Bros. kick started its launch of 3D epic “Clash of the Titans” Thursday night, grossing $4.2 million in limited showings at approximately 3,000 locations.
While some circuits opted to screen the film in 2D, others switched to 3D screens for exclusive midnight runs. “Clash” debuted in most Stateside multiplexes at 8 and 10 p.m.
Meanwhile, the frame’s top players, Paramount and DreamWorks Animation’s 3D toon “How to Train Your Dragon” and Disney’s Miley Cyrus-starrer “The Last Song,” edged out “Clash,” with full-day estimates of $5.2 million and $4.3 million, respectively. “Dragon” has cumed $63 million in its seventh day of release, while “Song” has grossed a total $9.4 million since Wednesday.
“Clash,” co-financed by Legendary Pictures, tells the epic Greek tale of demi-god Perseus (Sam Worthington), who embarks on a battle to save mankind. Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson also star.
Warner will expand “Clash” today to 3,777 engagements, of which 1,810 will be 3D-equipped.