Box Office Results · April 15, 2012
Well friends, one month has passed and ‘The Hunger Games’ is still in the top spot at the Box Office. Setting up shop in the top of the charts hasn’t happened since ‘Avatar’ hit theatres in January 2010 and the sexy blue cat-people of Pandora took over the Box Office.
Even stranger than those blue cat-people, is the fact that ‘The Three Stooges‘ reboot did better than Joss Whedon’s latest project?!
‘The Three Stooges’ secured the second place with about $17M. How that managed to occur is well beyond the SurlyGurls realm of understanding! There was virtually no advertising, no real pre-release reviews and the little bit we did see looked like a cinematic atrocity!!! But, men love it and it was relatively family-friendly… so we suppose all the Dads were eager to take their sons to see something that wasn’t ‘The Hunger Games‘ or ‘Mirror Mirror‘.
Like we were saying, ‘The Cabin in the Woods’ opened in third place with $14.7M. Though we haven’t had a chance to see this movie yet with all our C2E2 fun this weekend in Chicago, it simply blows our minds that this didn’t do a little better. The horror/comedy has been well-received by the critics and is currently sitting at a 92% on RottenTomatoes.com.
Oh well, we will most likely see it before the week is out, love it and then really be confused about the fact a reboot about three idiots and their out-dated vaudevillian comedy stylings was able to overtake …anything!
Barely breaking into the Top Ten, was ‘Lockout’ with $6.2M and a spot in the ninth position. Guy Pearce’s “Let’s borrow from absolutely everything” sci-fi extravaganza failed to connect with audiences in spite of the fact it ripped off all its ideas and concepts from anything that was ever even remotely popular.
Here is the estimated breakdown of the weekend totals:
|TW||LW||MOVIE TITLE||Weekend Gross||Total Gross||Week|
|1||1||The Hunger Games||$21,096,824||$336,666,363||4|
|2||–||The Three Stooges||$17,010,125||$17,010,125||1|
|3||–||The Cabin in the Woods||$14,743,614||$14,743,614||1|
|6||4||Wrath of the Titans||$6,906,209||$71,252,005||3|
|8||6||21 Jump Street||$6,558,868||$120,323,681||5|
|10||7||Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax||$3,051,285||$204,513,915||7|
[Image Credit: Lionsgate]
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