Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: April 8th, 2012

Titanic debuts in third place

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

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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