Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: April 1st, 2012

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The Hunger Games holds on to the top spot at the box office 570x301 Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: April 1st, 2012

The Hunger Games held off competition from Sam Worthington and Julia Roberts and retained the top spot at the box office. The Jennifer Lawrence starrer grossed $61.1 million over the weekend, a number that ups its cume to a fantastic $251 million. The production budget for the film is a reported $78 million, so this is a major success for Lionsgate, especially considering that The Hunger Games has crossed $364 million worldwide.

Sam Worthington’s second clash with the titans debuted to disappointing results in second place. Wrath of the Titans should see out the weekend with $34.2 million, a far cry from the $61 million that Clash of the Titans banked in 2010 – that film went on to gross $163 million at the domestic box office and another $330 million in foreign markets. Jonathan Liebesman called the shots on the $150 million sequel, with most reviews (read ours) indicating that it is an improvement on its predecessor. Domestically the film won’t hit the heights of its predecessor, but it should score the bulk of its green around the world – it has already done over $112 million globally.

Wrath of the Titans debuts in second place at the box office Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: April 1st, 2012

Julia Roberts’ turn in Mirror Mirror failed to find much of an audience, scoring a mediocre $19 million. The $85 million fairy tale’s launch was a far cry from the $116 million that Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland had in 2010 and Mirror Mirror’s debut was also below the $32 million that Immortals banked on its debut. That was the last feature from visualist director Tarsem, but Mirror Mirror (read our review) has the potential to have legs – if mothers and daughters decide to show up in the coming weeks.

21 Jump Street grossed another $15 million and brought its cume to just under $93 million. The century mark is now a certainty, giving the $48 million film a solid profit.

Fellow hold-over hit The Lorax scored another $8 million, bringing its total to over $189 million. The film will now cross $200 million at the domestic box office in the coming weeks – meaning that the $70 million outlay by Universal Pictures was a worthwhile investment.

Disney bomb John Carter banked $2 million, upping its cume to just over $66 million. The $250 million film has just about covered its production budget globally, but it still won’t turn a profit.

Director Lasse Hallstrom’s Salmon Fishing In Yemen cracked the top ten, despite playing in less than 500 locations. Ewan McGregor stars in the film which grossed $1.2 million over the weekend, taking its gross to $3.1 million, a number which should swell in the coming weeks.

Actioner Act Of Valor shot up another $1 million and raised its gross to $68 million, while Eddie Murphy’s A Thousand Words brought in just under $1 million for a $16.5 million cume.

Dwayne Johnson’s Journey 2: The Mysterious Island brought in just over $800,000 a number which brings its total to $98.4 million.

Source: Box Office Mojo

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TAGS: a thousand words, act of valor, john carter, journey 2: the mysterious island, mirror mirror, Project X, salmon fishing in yemen, the hunger games, the lorax, wrath of the titans

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  1. Wrath of the Titans sucked ass,21 Jumpstreet was AWESOME!

  2. Wrath of the Titans sucked,21 Jumpstreet was AWESOME!

  3. Wow… I knew The Hunger Games would be a success, but this is (as Joss Whedon would say) “unprecedented” ;)
    It’s odd that it’s not doing as well internationally though… Maybe it hasn’t been released in a lot of countries yet?

    • no it just means there are more fans in the states. and that if u haven’t read the books u won’t like it

      • …or it could mean that it hasn’t shown up in a lot of other countries. People who haven’t read the books can still easily understand what was going on and enjoy the film.

        • ^ I agree with Archaeon

      • I didn’t read or even know about the books until last week. I thought the film was awesome.

  4. I wonder will Wrath get another sequel now? I was gonna go ahead & see it anyway this Tuesday but i’ll probably just see Cabin in the Woods in two weeks since it caught my interest the last few days.

    • Wrath was entertaining. If you have any interest in seeing some epic monster battles, it’s entertaining. The 3D was actually good too. I’m not sure what people were expecting, I don’t think it EVER advertised itself as a deep plot-driven oscar worthy movie. Every trailer pretty much just showed off its crazy action sequences, and crazy action sequences it delivered… I mean, it’s not every day you see a monster that is probably a few miles tall made of lava walking around. That was pretty crazy to see in action in a movie… It destroyed entire villages with one arm with one swoop… Pretty epic if you ask me…

      • I’m with ya Ken J, it was a definite worthwhile CG blockbuster and I enjoyed it.

  5. Avengers is soon going to kick ass in the box office. Bye, bye Hungers! Hate that movie.

    • While I hope you are right about Avengers doing well, I liked Hunger Games … excluding the WAY too up close camera during fight scenes.

  6. I never expected Hunger Games to do this well, but I suppose the novels have more fans than I thought.

    • Had nothing to do with the novels. It’s just a good film.

  7. Wish JOHN CARTER would have done better !
    To bad !

    • I agree, I thought it was a fun film, don’t know why it bombed so badly…

  8. I’m thrilled that THG has done so well and wish continued success. I will hopefully get to see WotT later this week and am certain I’ll catch JC on dvd, if not at a $1 theater before that. I am excited by many of the upcoming films TDKR, SpM, TAv, and AL:VH, in particular), of course, but I think we’re off to a pretty good start for the blockbuster season (setting aside quality, for the moment, in exchange for sheer excitment and filmgoing satisfaction…).

    • Holy crap, can you just spell out at least a few of those movies??? My head hurts from trying to figure out what is what from those acronyms, lol. :-D

    • THG=”The Hunger Games”
      WotT=”Wrath of the Titans”
      JC=”John Carter”
      TDKR=”The Dark Knight Rises
      SpM=”The Amazing Spider-Man”
      TAv=”The Avengers”
      AL:VH=Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”

      Sorry about the confusion… :)

      • …oops, “The Dark Knight Rises”

      • I’m just a really slow typist and was trying to save a bit of time.

      • Lol, awesome, thanks for the legend. :-)

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