'Date Night' tops Friday b.o.

Comedy takes in $9.3 million in debut

Friday night at the multiplex looked a lot like Thursday night on NBC with Fox’s "Date Night," starring Steve Carell of "The Office" and Tina Fey of "30 Rock," slightly ahead of a fairly crowded pack of contenders.

The PG-13-rated comedy about a married couple's misadventures, directed by Shawn Levy, took down an estimated $9.3 million from 2,756 locations in North America.

The top spot for the weekend could still up for grabs, though.

In its second weekend, Warner's 3D-outfitted "Clash of the Titans" picked up $8.5 million on Friday.

Behind it, in third place, was Paramount's release of DreamWorks Animation's "How to Train Your Dragon," with about $7.1 million, although with an assist from family-friendly matinees, "Dragon" could yet rise in the rankings on Saturday.

The second weekend of Disney's teen romance "The Last Song" was fourth with $3.6 million, while the second weekend of Tyler Perry's "Why Did I Get Married Too?" was right on its heels with $3.5 million.