Monday, April 16, 2012

Hunger Games Hits Top Spot for 4th Weekend!

APRIL 16, 2012 - The Hunger Games hit the top spot at the North American box office for the fourth consecutive weekend.

Among the new movies, The Three Stooges fared best, though The Cabin in the Woods also had a decent showing. Lockout, on the other hand, didn't even reach the modest levels of other recent Luc Besson productions. Without any breakout opener, the Top 12's estimated US$107.7 million gross was off eight percent from the same weekend last year.

The Hunger Games eased 35 percent to an estimated US$21.5 million, which is its best hold so far. It's the first movie to take the top spot for four weekends in a row since Avatar achieved this feat in January 2010. The Hunger Games currently ranks 22nd on the all-time domestic chart with US$337.1 million, and it should have no problem ending its run with over US$370 million.

Titanic 3D took fourth place with an estimated US$11.6 million, which is a light 33 percent decline from last weekend. That's a better hold than that of all recent 3D re-releases except The Lion King (27 per cent drop). Through 12 days in theatres, Titanic 3D has earned US$44.4 million to bring the movie's overall total to US$645.2 million.

Here are the Top 5 North American B-O studio estimates for April 13-15, 2012 weekend, in terms of rank, (previous week ranking), Movie name (studio), Weekend takings in USD, (Cumulative gross, USD) and week on chart, courtesy of Boxofficemojo. (US$1=RM3)

1. (1) The Hunger Games (LGF) $21.5 million  ($337.0 million) 4

2. (-) The Three Stooges (Fox) $17.1 million ($17.1 million) 1

3. (-) The Cabin in the Woods (LGF) $14.8 million ($14.8 million) 1

4. (3) Titanic 3D (Par.) $11.6 million ($44.4 million) 2

5. (2) American Reunion (Uni.) $10.7 million ($39.9 million) 2


At 2:40 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Four straight weeks in number one is such a rare feat. They said that the last film to do that was Avatar, who eventually became the biggest box-office movie of all time. Well, nobody is expecting that The Hunger Games will reach the same position as the former, but still it is something to be really proud of.

At 3:52 pm, Blogger Lim Chang Moh said...

Never expected this, though.


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