Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: April 8th, 2012

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Titanic opens in third place Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: April 8th, 2012

The Hunger Games remained the box office champion over the weekend, scoring another $33 million and upping its mighty cume to $302 million. The Jennifer Lawrence-led adventure has now scored over $400 million globally.

Audiences showed that they love pie – American Pie. American Reunion (read our review) took a healthy $21.5 million worth of green at the box office over the weekend, showing that sometimes nostalgia rules the wallet. However, it must be noted that it was the lowest debut for the series since the first film in 1999. That film banked $18 million on its way to $102 million, while the sequel scored a mighty $45 million and topped out at $145 million. American Wedding in 2003 opened to $33 million and closed with just over $104 million.

American Reunion debuts in second place Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: April 8th, 2012

James Cameron’s mighty Titanic (read our review) set sail again in 3D. The film, which was once the highest grossing film of all time (until Avatar) banked $17.3 million over the weekend, a number which gives it $25 million since its launch last week, and a lifetime tally of over $626 million domestically. Will audiences’ hearts go on, or will the film sink next week?

Wrath of the Titans banked another $15 million and upped its gross to $58 million. The film won’t be hitting the century mark domestically, but so far it has grossed over $77 million elsewhere around the globe.

Mirror Mirror also failed to find audience love. The Julia Roberts fairytale raked in a further $11 million for a $36.4 million total. It looks like this princess is going to have to find her prince on DVD.

21 Jump Street scored $10 million and brought its cume to just under $110 million, while The Lorax, inched closer to $200 million after banking another $5 million.

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen continues to do well on limited release, grossing just under $1 million from 524 theaters for a $4 million total

John Carter brought in $820,000 for a gross just south of $68 million. That gives the Disney film a worldwide haul of over $260 million. Not good for a $250 million budgeted adventure film.

Safe House rounded out the top ten by grossing $581,000 for a grand total of $124 million.

Source: Box Office Mojo

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

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  1. Why are people wasting good money to watch Titanic in theaters when you can rent the Dvd. So you can see crappy post-conversion 3-D. Where would they even add the 3-D effects.

    • My thoughts exactly, if I’m going to go see a movie in theaters I go there to see new movies not re-releases.

    • Rent *cough* DVDs *coughing heavier*…

      I’d rather be dead than renting anything on an outdated SD format. I need to own the original media (I’ve never even entered a rental store once!) and they have to be HD these days. And since there is no Blu-ray available yet, cinematic re-releases might be an alternative…

      However, not in 3D. 3D isn’t real movies…it’s a darn gimmick…and that gimmick has just hit the iceberg and is slowly sinking into oblivion. “Experts” predicted the 3D version to make 45 million on its first weekend, with a total of 155 million…Now it just made 17 million…Strike! For 2D cinema! Hunger Games sinking that postconverted juggernaut once again…Grand day for real movie-making…soon to be available for purchase on 2D Blu-Ray discs! :-)

    • If you would go see Titanic in 3D, you’d see that the 3D is VERY well done (especially for post-conversion), and that people “waste their money” to see it because it’s a great movie that belongs on the big screen.

      • Lmao. Titanic not only has the best converted 3D but THE best 3D I have ever seen and ive seen ALOT. I work at a movie theater so yeah, I know the 3D shinnannigan. Its really good believe me.

        • It really seems like the quality of post-converted 3D movies are just getting better…
          I’ve already mentioned this, but The Avengers’ 3D trailer was amazing – and that’s a post-converted movie as well!

          • Your magic won’t work on me.

            Still not seeing ANY movies in 3D … unless it is the only and I mean ONLY option.

    • Post Conversion works best on computer generated visual effects. The last time I checked, every exterior scene in that film included computer generated visual effects. Seems like a perfect fit to me, even though I would never go and see it.

  2. Uuuummmmm what?

  3. yikes.

  4. Ashgirl: lunatic spam.

  5. UMMMMMM OK, This qualifies as the weirdest post I’ve ever seen here. I imagine it will be removed soon and that’s a good thing.

    • I’ve definitely seen weirder, Kevin, but not for a while now. Not much seems to get past the SR spam filter these days thankfully.

      • Famous last words…

  6. amy thompson: followup spam.

  7. BACK on topic (wish the nonsensical/spam posts would get deleted)……I finally managed to see John Carter this weekend and felt it was wrongfully maligned by most critics. I’m not going to claim I loved it personally though but for the layman with no knowledge of ERB books it should be an enjoyable movie and deserving of a better rating that it received on RT.

    For me this movie felt very much like XMFC…..it succeeded as long as you didn’t examine the material it was taken from which, as I said above, for most should suffice. Unfortunately for me I just couldn’t believe the patchwork of ideas and imagery taken from multiple books or twisted for no good reason to make this story work. What makes is more offensive to me was the claim that Stanton supposedly stayed “true” to the source material but yet so much paints a different picture: From, “A Bug’s Life” Tharks who would prefer to stay to themselves and let the human types kill each other to bovine thoats, sightless bestial white apes, tan skinned “red” martians (with red tattoos), all powerful and supposedly eternal Therns bent on taking over the Earth once mars was spent, a bulky and savage Thark faction?, no atmosphere plants, and more. It did become a bit much for me at times. Sometimes ignorance is bliss I guess.

    So in the end I blame the main failing to be on the dropping of “of Mars” from the title and the horrible marketing done to sell the movie. The original title would have at least piqued more peoples interest and if they had started showing action from the start it might very well have done better. Stanton really dropped the ball and thus so did Disney for giving him total control of all aspects of the project.

    • I’ve been wanting to go to the theater to support this film, but my local theater has only been showing it in 3D. I hate 3D, so I won’t be seeing this until it comes out on Netflix or Redbox.

  8. Hunger Games is the movie see in theaters.
    Titanic- rent it.
    Its that simple.

  9. Still not convinced to see hunger games, there has to be a joke or something about it eating up the competion lol, but did enjoy wrath of the titians. Only reason why I see hunger games would be for it not in 3d but sadly gave in to 3d titians and glad I did and now cannot wait for cabin in the woods.

  10. Can’t believe how much Hunger Games has earned. Although it will seem like pennies compared to The Dark Knight Rises, based on trailer. http://batmanrises.com

  11. What the f**k did I just read?

  12. This idiotic spam has already reared its ugly head on another thread on this website. I’m surprised its still circulating…

    • …sigh–”its” should be “it’s”…

    • Priceless! :-P

    • Aww man, I love that show.

  13. So Asians were OK building our railroads for squat, being rounded up during WWII and watching the USA become a superpower? Oh yeah so I guess they LET us bomb Japan TWICE even though they obviously (thanks to your knowledgable post) knew it was coming.

    Thanks for the laugh ashgirl! I needed it this morning.

  14. One more thing –

    Vic – please don’t delete this crazy persons post … it is just TOOOOOOOOOO good. :)

    • I agree Vic; let this spam stay, we need a good laugh.

  15. The mockingjay screams at dusk while the wise man listens for the secrets of eternity.

    Makes about as much sense as the post I replied to.


  16. I did see HG again this weekend (had a free ticket) just to see if it was better the second time around. Unfortunately for me, I still say it was just OK; I didn’t feel any different this time around. Oh well. It is still good but not as good as I had hoped.

    • I liked it but the shaky cam REALLY brought it down a notch for me. The little action that was in it was like standing six inches from the glass of a clothes dryer and watching laundry spin.

  17. Ah Vic! I wish you would have kept that one spam; some funny stuff would have come from that. :-)

  18. Vic…

    I KNOW you have a life outside ScreenRant and better things to do, but I was hoping you could delete my response(s) to the ridiculous spam. Now that THAT is gone, mine seems unnecessarily silly. I cannot speak for anyone else, but I imagine I am not the only one…

    • I say keep mine. It’ll make it seem like I’m drunk … or high … or a person who can read minds. :)

      • Or a petaQ!!


  19. I just posted on the weekend wrap-up thread that I saw and fairly enjoyed “Mirror, Mirror”. I am still more excited, however, for “Snow White and the Huntsman”. Also, a MUCH better MIRROR, MIRROR is the novel of the same name, in my opinion…