Zac Efron grabbed second place with The Lucky One. The weekend take for the drama was a surprisingly good $22.8 million. The success of the adaptation again shows that audiences flock to see film versions of Nicholas Sparks' novels. Although the debut of The Lucky One is below 2010’s Dear John’s $30 million debut. That film went on to gross a great $80 million by the end of its run.
The Hunger Games dropped to third place, grossing an additional $14.5 million, a number which ups its gross to a fantastic $356 million. The film's worldwide take is now closing in on $600 million.
Disney Nature’s Chimpanzee banked $10.2 million over the Earth Day weekend, a decent number considering that the documentary is playing in just over 1,500 theaters.
The Three Stooges dipped round 45% from last weekend’s launch, laughing up another $9.2 million and raising its cume to $29 million.
The Cabin In The Woods scared $7.7 million away from moviegoers and brought its total to just under $27 million.
American Reunion brought its cume to $48.3 million after grossing a further $5.2 million. It’s a decent gross, but a far cry from the $100 million+ grosses of the previous franchise entries. Although the $50 million comedy is closing in on the century mark globally.
Titanic 3D saw its gross steam away to $52.8 million after it brought in another $5 million. The James Cameron epic has now grossed over $650 million at the US box office and more than $2 billion globally.
21 Jump Street continues to linger in the top ten. The cop show adaptation saw its cume swell to over $127 million and bank another $4.6 million.
The top ten was rounded out by Julia Roberts’ Mirror Mirror. Another $4.1 million saw the fairy tale raise its domestic gross to over $55 million. Globally, the Lily Collins film has grossed more than $120 million, a solid number – but it does carry a $85 million budget.
That’s it for now. See you at the movies.
Source: Box Office Mojo