“And let it be known that The Hunger Games remained on top for the 4th consecutive weekend”
Here are your top five films at the box office for the weekend of April 13th-18th:
- The Hunger Games - $21.5 m = $337,070,000 24-Day Total - ($78 m production budget)
- The Three Stooges - $17.1 m (Opening Weekend) - ($30 m production budget)
- The Cabin in the Woods - $14.85 m (Opening Weekend) - (production budget n/a)
- Titanic 3D - $11.625 m = $44,419,000 12-Day Total - ($18 m 3D conversion cost)
- American Reunion - $10.7 m = $39,900,000 10-Day Total - ($50 m production budget)
Opening with an impressive $17.1 million, at #2 is The Three Stooges. With a relatively unknown leading trio playing the iconic slapstick comedians, its opening was well over half its reported $30 million budget. The film is well on its way to being a profitable film as it works its way through the rest of its release.
After being shelved for years due to MGM’s financial woes audiences, we’re finally treated to the release of the horror comedy The Cabin in the Woods. Starring a then up-and-coming Chris Hemsworth and directed by Cloverfield writer Drew Goddard, audiences rewarded the film with an opening just under $15 million.
Slowly sinking down one spot in the top five is the 3D re-release of James Cameron’s Titanic. It has already outperformed the last 3D re-release in The Phantom Menace with its 12-day total of just over $44 million, and will surpass Beauty and the Beast 3D’s total in a couple of days.
Rounding out the top five is last week’s #2 film American Reunion. With its $10.7 million take over the weekend, the film pushed its 10-day total to just under $40 million. The film’s domestic total should finish north of its $50 million production budget.
Here’s how the rest of the top ten play out:
6. Mirror Mirror - $7 m = $49,468,000 17-Day Total - ($85 m production budget)
7. Wrath of the Titans - $6.905 m = $71,251,999 17-Day Total - ($150 m production budget)
8. 21 Jump Street - $6.8 m = $120,565,000 31-Day Total - ($42 m production budget)
9. Lockout - $6.25 m (Opening Weekend) - ($20 m production budget)
10. Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax - $3.02 m = $204,483,000 45-Day Total - ($70 m production budget)