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‘Kick-Ass’ is Friday box office hero

'Date Night,' 'Funeral' in horse race for second place

The Lionsgate comic adaptation “Kick-Ass,” a film about a group of ragtag teen heroes, took the lead at the box office on Friday by collecting an estimate of $7.5 million in 3,065 runs. It’s a close toss-up for the No. 2 spot, with Fox’s “Date Night” grabbing about $5.5 million in 3,380 engagements; the Chris Rock-helmed remake “Death at a Funeral,” also took in an estimated $5.5 million for Sony in 2,459 runs.

Paramount’s 3D pic, “How to Train Your Dragon,” claimed the No. 4 spot by earning an estimated $4.2 million in 3,825 engagements. The Warner Bros/Legendary Pictures 3D film, “Clash of the Titans,” rounds out the top 5 with an estimate of $4.3 million in 3,753 runs.

Disney’s “The Last Song” grabs the No. 6 spot, taking in an estimated $1.9 million in 2,767 runs, while Lionsgate’s “Why Did I Get Married Too” gathers an estimate of $1.3 million in 1,859 runs. MGM’s “Hot Tub Time Machine” dropped another 42 percent, earning an estimated $1.05 million in 2,308 runs. Disney’s 3D pic, “Alice in Wonderland,” brought in an estimated $930,000 in 2,024 engagements, and “The Bounty Hunter” earned about $965,000 for Sony in 2,475 runs.