Well, “The Hunger Games” is still the movie to watch at the theaters.
The film marked its fourth week on top of the weekend box office by beating out a few new competitors this past weekend. It earned $21.5 million, a decrease of 35.1 percent from the previous weekend.
The last film to take the top box office spot for four weeks in a row was “Avatar” back in January 2010.
After four weeks, its domestic box office total gross is now over $337 million. The film now ranks 22nd on the all-time domestic chart and should move up a few more spots by the end of next weekend.
In second place, Twentieth Century Fox’s slapstick comedy “The Three Stooges” grossed $17.1 million. It is a new adventure for the lovable stooges Larry, Moe and Curly played by actors Sean Hayes, Chris Diamantopoulos and Will Sasso.
According to Box Office Mojo, the stooges shouldn’t celebrate too much since it did more poorly than other TV adaptations, including 2008’s “Get Smart” which opened at $38.7 million and “Bewitched” that opened with $20.1 million in 2005.
On the bright side, it was The Farrelly Brothers’ third best opening behind “Me, Myself and Irene” with $24.2 million and “Shallow Hal” with $22.5 million.
Lionsgate Films’ “The Cabin in the Woods” opened in third place with $14.85 million. The film was directed by Drew Goddard, but from a script written by Goddard and Joss Whedon. It starred Chris Hemsworth, Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford about a group of young kids venturing into a lone cabin and then strange things started to happen.
“Cabin in the Woods” had a very strong critic score of 92 percent from Rotten Tomatoes.
“Titanic 3D” earned another $11.625 million this past weekend for a decrease of 32.7 percent from the previous weekend. It also earned another $88.2 million in 69 overseas markets, including $58 million opening debut in China alone.
On its 100th anniversary of the sinking of RMS Titanic today, the 1997 3D movie re-release pushed the films total lifetime ticket sales beyond $2 billion, including both domestic and international ticket seals. Its titanic total is now at $2.03 billion.
And finally, comedy “American Reunion” dropped to fifth place with $10.7 million, a large decrease of 50.3 percent from the previous weekend.
Film District’s sci-fi movie “Lockout” opened in ninth place with $6.25 million. It starred Guy Pearce and Maggie Grace about an innocent convict who was ordered to save the President’s daughter in a space prison.
For Earth Day weekend (or Find Joseph Kony Day if you’re celebrating that), a small handful of films will make their way to the theaters including romantic film “The Lucky One,” comedy “Think Like a Man,” Disneynature’s “Chimpanzee” and polar documentary “To the Arctic 3D.”
Here is the WEEKEND BOX OFFICE REPORT for April 13-15, 2012:
|1.||The Hunger Games||$21.5 million|
|2.||The Three Stooges||$17.2 million|
|3.||The Cabin in the Woods||$14.85 million|
|4.||Titanic 3D||$10.7 million|
|5.||American Reunion||$11 million|
|6.||Mirror Mirror||$7 million|
|7.||Wrath of the Titans||$6.905 million|
|8.||21 Jump Street||$6.8 million|
|10.||Dr. Seuss' The Lorax||$3.02 million|