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Box office report: 'Kick-Ass' regains the lead for the weekend

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kickassImage Credit: Dan SmithWith only a $200,000 differential between the Kick-Ass and How to Train Your Dragon, the former wins the weekend with a $19.8 million take for the three days. Dreamworks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon came in second with $19.6 million, representing only a 21 percent fall from its gross last weekend. The animated film’s new overall gross stands at $158.2 million. The two films jockeyed for first place all weekend long and only after the true results came in today could Kick-Ass call the win. A similar phenomenon hit theaters last weekend when Clash of the Titans wound up claiming the top spot over Date Night, which had been leading the charge through the majority of the weekend. We’ll see what happens next frame when the Jennifer Lopez-starring romantic comedy The Back-Up Plan opens opposite Warner Bros. actioner The Losers.