The Hunger Games continued to dominate the domestic box office over the weekend for the third time in a row. Seems like people just can't get enough and predictions are that women kept going back for double viewings, leaving both Titanic 3D and American Reunion in its dust. Its new total is now over $460m worldwide. That is a lot of millions. The big new releases for the weekend; Titanic 3D and American Reunion fared okay, but surely not as well as any of those involved with them hoped. Interestingly, they seemed to get better box office numbers internationally with American Reunion almost matching it's number at the domestic box office.
|1. The Hunger Games|
$33.5 million / $303m
|2. American Reunion|
$21.5 million/ New
While it had a decent showing, seems like a lot of people decided to skip the Reunion, or maybe they just didn't have a new outfit to wear.
$17.4 million / $25.7m Total
Once the box office King of the World, Titanic doesn't seem that this will once again be inspiring people to wait in line. Had a respectable weekend for a movie that was already released, but still behind the 3D release of The Lion King and Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.
|4. Wrath of the Titans|
$15 million / $58.9m Total
While domestically this is getting kind of close to "bomb" territory, it is lighting up the box office around the world even beating The Hunger Games for the number one slot. What is drawing people to it internationally? Are we all missing something? I'm confused.
|5. Mirror, Mirror|
$11 million / $36.5m Total
Julia Roberts just doesn't seem to be the Box Office draw she once was. Makes me a little sad for her... but not sad enough to make me actually go see Mirror, Mirror.
|6. 21 Jump Street|
$10.2 million / $110m Total
I'm still surprised at the quality of this movie, and say good for them for actually re-booting one of my favorite TV shows in to a successful film franchise..oh yes, I am sure we can expect many more.
|7. Dr. Seuss' The Lorax|
$5 million / $198m Total
It's Dr. Seuss. What is not to love? Seems that children, families and moviegoers agree..still.
|8. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen|
$975 thousand / $4.64m Total
This movie has some legs. Weekend box office has steadily increased and held on nicely since the films debut. The little Salmon that could?
|9. John Carter|
$820 thousand / $68m Total
Seeing the trailers of how John Carter COULD have been marketed makes me sad, since I think there was some opportunity for this movie. Instead, it will just remain as known as one of the biggest bombs of all time. Let's hope Taylor Kitsch can pull it out in some other movie, because I love watching that guy.
|10. Safe House|
$581 thousand / $125m Total
Denzel. Enough Said.