Weekend Receipts: Hunger Games Slays Lukewarm Stooges and Co.
This is getting a little ridiculous: The Hunger Games claimed its fourth straight weekend box-office win on Sunday, mopping the floor with weak-sauce competition including The Three Stooges, Cabin in the Woods, and a brutally performing Lockout. Your Weekend Receipts are here.
1. The Hunger Games
Gross: $21,500,000 ($337,070,000)
Screens: 3,916 (PSA $5,490)
Weeks: 4 (Change: -35.1%)
Where will it end? One can only presume that Zac Efron and Nicholas Sparks will tag team to knock this off the top next week with The Lucky One, but I'm more preoccupied with The Hunger Games' foreign tally — $194 million and counting, with late European markets (including Spain and Italy) still to come. Is a $650 million global take doable? $700 million? And can you believe how much money Gary Ross walked away from for the sequels? Oy.
2. The Three Stooges
Gross: $17,100,000 (new)
Screens: 3,545 (PSA $4,918)
3. The Cabin in the Woods
Gross: $14,850,000 (new)
Screens: 2,811 (PSA: $5,283)
I can only imagine the surprise of Lionsgate accountants this morning as they pore over their box-office spreadsheets, scroll down from the Hunger Games numbers, and quizzically exchange glances about this strange other movie their studio opened last Friday. I think is what they call "gravy" in Hollywood.
4. Titanic 3D
Gross: $11,625,000 ($44,419,000)
Screens: 2,697 (PSA: $4,310)
Weeks: 2 (Change: -32.7%)
No, wait — this is what they call gravy. Relatively slight drop, though, for a 3-D film, which could mean a surprising showing next week against top-five hopeful Chimpanzee. Also: I can't believe I just wrote that sentence.
5. American Reunion
Gross: $10,700,000 ($39,900,000)
Screens: 3,203 (PSA $3,341)
Weeks: 2 (Change: -50.3)
Gross: $6,250,000 (new)
Screens: 2,308 (PSA $2,708)
And goodbye, Guy Pearce, action hero. We hardly knew ye.
[Figures via Box Office Mojo]