Well, â€œThe Hunger Gamesâ€ 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 â€œAvatarâ€ 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 Foxâ€™s slapstick comedy â€œThe Three Stoogesâ€ 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 shouldnâ€™t celebrate too much since it did more poorly than other TV adaptations, including 2008â€™s â€œGet Smartâ€ which opened at $38.7 million and â€œBewitchedâ€ that opened with $20.1 million in 2005.
On the bright side, it was The Farrelly Brothersâ€™ third best opening behind â€œMe, Myself and Ireneâ€ with $24.2 million and â€œShallow Halâ€ with $22.5 million.
Lionsgate Filmsâ€™ â€œThe Cabin in the Woodsâ€ 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.
â€œCabin in the Woodsâ€ had a very strong critic score of 92 percent from Rotten Tomatoes.
â€œTitanic 3Dâ€ 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 â€œAmerican Reunionâ€ dropped to fifth place with $10.7 million, a large decrease of 50.3 percent from the previous weekend.
Film Districtâ€™s sci-fi movie â€œLockoutâ€ 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 Presidentâ€™s daughter in a space prison.
For Earth Day weekend (or Find Joseph Kony Day if youâ€™re celebrating that), a small handful of films will make their way to the theaters including romantic film â€œThe Lucky One,â€ comedy â€œThink Like a Man,â€ Disneynatureâ€™s â€œChimpanzeeâ€ and polar documentary â€œTo the Arctic 3D.â€
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|