Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: April 15th, 2012

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The Three Stooges has a solid debut 570x308 Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: April 15th, 2012

The Hunger Games retained its hold at the top of the box office, grossing an additional $21.5 million and upping its gross to $337 million. The Gary Ross directed film has now scored almost $500 million globally, a fantastic number for the $78 million movie. Roll on Catching Fire.

The Farrelly Brothers directed The Three Stooges had a surprisingly good debut, grossing $17 million over the weekend. Helped by decent reviews (read ours) the film is on its way to recoup its $30 million production budget. The film has been a labour of love from the brothers Farrelly, who have been trying to get a Three Stooges film off the ground for over a decade, and this gross seems to have justified the hard work.

The Cabin In The Woods opens in third place Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: April 15th, 2012

Third place went to The Cabin In The Woods. The long delayed, but well reviewed horror film debuted with an solid $14.8 million. The Joss Whedon penned chiller stars Thor himself Chris Hemsworth and Kristen Connolly – you can read our review here.

Titanic 3D sailed away with another $11.6  million and raised its cume to a great $44.4 million. The total domestic gross of James Cameron’s film is now heading towards $700 million.

Comedy American Reunion dropped to fifth place, banking $10.7 million and upping its cume to $39.9 million. This fourth slice of American Pie won’t be joining the other franchise installments in the century club.

Julia Roberts’ fairytale Mirror Mirror won’t have a happy ending – grossing just $7 million over the weekend. The $85 million movie has matched its production globally, but this will take a while to get into the black.

Wrath of the Titans brought in $6.9 million, raising the Sam Worthington film’s total to $71 million. The Warner Bros. release won’t hit $100 million domestically, which is a big dip from Clash of the Titans $163 million final gross. The sequel has now banked almost $250 million globally.

21 Jump Street brought its cumulative gross to $120 million after scoring a further $6.8 million.

The Luc Besson produced action-throwback Lockout had a disappointing start, grossing just $6.2 million (read our review). The Guy Pearce starrer cost just $20 million, so once international grosses and ancillaries are factored in it’ll turn a profit.

The top ten was rounded out by animated hit The Lorax. The family film raised its cume to $205 million after grossing another $3 million.

That’s it for now. See you at the movies.

Source: Box Office Mojo

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TAGS: 21 jump street, american reunion, box office, lockout, mirror mirror, the cabin, the hunger games, the lorax, the three stooges, titanic, wrath

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  1. 500 mill world wide that is just crazy

  2. I saw “Cabin in the Woods” and “The Raid: Redemption”. It is pretty crazy that 2 movies made their way into my Top Ten of their respective genres in a single weekend. Sad to see “Lockout” didn’t do well, hopefully I can go see that this coming weekend.

  3. I can’t wait to see the Stooges. I’m off tomorrow so I will hit the matinee. Might also check out Lockout this week, too.

    • Here’s a treat for Three Stooges fans…a clip of the Four Stooges, meaning Moe, Larry, Shemp, and Curly’s last official appearance on screen, playing a passenger on a train. This was after his stroke, and he has a full head of hair, but he does his snoring/barking routine.

  4. 500 mil world wide including the u.s? If so that means the overseas numbers aren’t that impressive.

    • Just finishing its fourth week (at #1, no less!) and already at half a billion…how is that not impressive?

      • I’m saying overseas its not doing well

  5. Geez, the Hunger Games is STILL killing the competition!
    I don’t know whether to be impressed or annoyed ;)
    Seeing how many good reviews Cabin In The Woods got on Rotten Tomatoes – and how well received it was here on SR, I’d have thought it would have done a bit better…

    • I picked HG to be number 1 again because of the PG-13 rating. CitW is R-rated, so families can’t take their young children to see it.

      • True, But one would think that word of mouth might’ve helped it out. It was promoted enough..

        • That’s what I’m thinking as well.
          I’m not saying CitW should necessarily have beaten HG (because, like Kahless mentioned, it IS rated R), but with all the positive buzz about, I’d have thought that it could done a bit better…

  6. I’m glad the Stooges did so well. Hopefully it keeps it up. The critics may not have liked it much but the audiences must’ve. That being said I’ll Probably catch it today. Unless I get carried away at the gym as time flies by..

  7. Well I just got back from seeing the Stooges. Gotta say the review was right on. I didnt expect to go back into a time warp and laugh like I did as a kid. But I did laugh and the actors played tripute so well to the originals. The recreation of the original scenes were do so well. Im glad I saw it.

    And thanks so much to Kahless for picking me to be number 1 again. lol