Close, but not close enough. The Three Stooges became the first movie to come within striking distance of the box office domination that is The Hunger Games, but fell short. In its fourth week of winning the weekend, The Hunger Games brought in $21.5 million (for a total $337 million gross at the domestic box office), while The Three Stooges brought in a solid 17.1. Fueled by user buzz, third place went to the the social media wonder-kid The Cabin in the Woods, with a haul of just over $14 million. It will be interesting to see if the box office numbers for Cabin will stay steady, if not increase, in the coming weeks based on the buzz... that is unless Zac Efron can seduce audiences away with his pretty hair in The Lucky One this weekend.
|1. The Hunger Games|
$21.5 million / $337mTotal
It is the first film since Avatar to hold the No.1 spot for 4 weeks in a row, and looks like there is a chance it will stay there, (until The Avengers blows it out of the water).
|2. The Three Stooges|
$17.1 million / New
Shows that bad trailers don't always hurt the box office of a film, unless you are John Carter.
|3. The Cabin in the Woods|
$14.8 million / New
Even if you're terrified of horror films, many Screened peeps feel pretty passionately that this is the one to see.
$11.6 million / $44.4m Total
With its second release, Titanic has now made over $2 billion in lifetime ticket sales...and James Cameron keeps getting richer.
|5. American Reunion|
$10.6 million / $39.9m Total
Dropped about 50% and came in below Titanic this weekend. Not a bad showing for a sequel to an over ten year old film...but then again, looks like the curiosity factor has warn off with the ol' gang.
|6. Mirror, Mirror|
$7 million / $49.5m Total
Stiff competition (cue the American Reunion joke here) has Mirror, Mirror dropping one slot form 5 to 6 this week.
|7. Wrath of the Titans|
$6.91 million / $71.3m Total
It is nearing $300 million worldwide, but only about 25% of that is from the domestic box office.
|8. 21 Jump Street|
$6.8 million / $121m Total
Come for Jonah HIll, stay for Channing Tatum.
$6.25 million / New
|10. Dr. Seuss' The Lorax|
$3.02 million / $204m Total
Still cashing in on the family fare, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax finally kicks Denzel's Safe House out of the Top 10. Now, if only we could have seen that fight in person.