Hunger Games Hits Top Spot for 4th 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