Box Office Results · April 08, 2012
Two more cannons were fired over the weekend as ‘American Reunion’ and ‘Titanic 3D’ failed to defeat the Box Office champion, ‘The Hunger Games’.
‘The Hunger Games’ has now won the Box Office crown for the three consecutive weeks, passing the #300M mark in just 17 days. Making it the sixth-fastest film ever to hit that milestone, and second only to ‘Avatar’ to hit it among the non-sequels.
Sadly, like most actual high school reunions, audiences weren’t really interested in attending ‘American Reunion’. Despite debuting in second place with $21.5M, the fourth installment in the raunchy comedy series grossed far below the other films. Maybe next time don’t kill your franchise with countless, horrible straight-to-DVD movies. Oh, and guess what! Most people don’t want to watch 30-year-olds behaving like high school kids. It’s sad.
As for the 3D re-release of ‘Titanic’, on its second theatrical voyage the epic romance didn’t really sink or swim. Granted, It pulled in $17.4M over the holiday weekend, which is less than the recent 3D re-releases of ‘The Lion King’, ‘Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace’ and ‘Beauty and the Beast’. But, you could also argue that since its Wednesday release, ‘Titanic 3D’ has earned $25.7M, which would rank its five-day opening second behind the ‘The Lion King’ ($35.1M).
Yeesh! All we know is a lot of tired old junk is making a lot of money!
Here is the estimated breakdown of the weekend totals:
|TW||LW||Movie Title||Weekend Gross||Total Gross||Week|
|1||1||The Hunger Games||$33,500,000||$302,839,000||3|
|4||2||Wrath of the Titans||$15,010,000||$58,899,000||2|
|6||4||21 Jump Street||$10,200,000||$109,577,000||4|
|7||5||Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax||$5,000,000||$198,200,000||6|
|8||7||Salmon Fishing in the Yemen||$975,000||$4,639,000||5|
[Image Credit: Lionsgate]
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