How to Train Your Dragon Eats Limp Competition

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Dreamworks' How to Train Your Dragon landed the top spot this week, after a debated win last weekend. The animated family comedy pulled in another $15 million at the box office, signaling a weak weekend all around.

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Opening at #2, Jennifer Lopez made a lukewarm baby mama as The Back-Up Plan drew only about $12 million, a low sum for a star like J.Lo. The romantic comedy reportedly cost $35 million, and still has a chance of breaking even.

Coming in third again this week was Date Night, raking in $10.6 million to boost its total to $63.5 million. The Losers lost out, bringing in only $9.6 million to end up fourth.

And the big upset of the week, Matthew Vaughn's Kick-Ass slipped from #1 all the way to #5, dropping 52% and only drawing a meager $9.5 million in its second week.

Here's a closer look at the Top 5:

  1. How to Train Your Dragon - $15,025,000
  2. The Back-Up Plan - $12,250,000
  3. Date Night - $10,600,000
  4. The Losers - $9,605,000
  5. Kick-Ass - $9,500,000

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How to Train Your Dragon Quotes

Astrid: It's a mess. You must feel horrible. You've lost everything. Your father, your tribe, your best friend...
Hiccup: Thank you for summing that up.
Hiccup: Why couldn't I have killed that dragon when I found him in the woods? Would've been better, for everyone...
Astrid: Yep. The rest of us would have done it. So why didn't you?
Astrid: Why didn't you?
Hiccup: I don't know... I couldn't.
Astrid: That's not an answer.
Hiccup: *Why* is this so important to you all of a sudden?
Astrid: Because I want to remember what you say, *right now*.
Hiccup: Oh, for the love of... I was a coward! I was weak! I wouldn't kill a dragon!
Astrid: You said *wouldn't*, that time.
Hiccup: Agh, whatever... I *wouldn't*! Three hundred years, and I'm the first Viking who wouldn't kill a dragon!
Astrid: First to ride one, though. So...?
Hiccup: I wouldn't kill him, because he looked as frightened as *I* was. I looked at him... and I saw myself.

Gobber: Today is about teamwork! The Hideous Zippleback is extra tricky. One head *breathes* gas, the other head *lights* it. Your job, is to know which is which!
Fishlegs: [whispering] Razor-sharp serrated teeth that inject venom for pre-digestion. Prefers ambush attack, crushing its victims...
Hiccup: Will you *please* stop that?

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