Box Office Guru Wrapup: Hunger Games Wins #1 Spot for Third Time



North American moviegoers made The Hunger Games the first film of the year to spend three straight weeks at number one as the runaway blockbuster easily topped the Easter frame and shattered the $300M milestone in the process. 1990s nostalgia led the comedy sequel American Reunion to open in second place and the 3D re-release of Titanic to bow in third. Only one film fell into the normally wide range of $1M to $10M this weekend as a handful of pics accounted for almost all of the business over the holiday session which was about even with last year's bunny session.

Topping the box office for a third consecutive weekend, The Hunger Games pulled in an estimated $33.5M in ticket sales and shattered the triple-century mark in the process. Lionsgate enjoyed a respectable 43% decline and watched the cume soar to $302.8M after just 17 days of play. The Katniss hit now ranks number 37 on the list of all-time domestic blockbusters (just ahead of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) and has grossed more than every one of the Twilight movies. It even stands a chance of topping every Potter film too as its trajectory puts it on course to finish near the $381M of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 which got a boost from 3D surcharges. With many high schools and colleges having spring breaks this month and a not-so-strong April line-up of new releases, Hunger Games could certainly maintain solid holds in the weeks to come.

American Reunion, the eighth film in the American Pie franchise and fourth to be released theatrically, debuted in second place with decent results grossing an estimated $21.5M from 3,192 locations for a $6,725 average. The latest installment in the aging series did not reach the heights of the last sequels that played in theaters - 2003's American Wedding and 2001's American Pie 2 - which bowed to $33.4M and $45.1M. Both were launched in the busier summer season, but also had lower ticket prices. Reunion beat by a small margin the opening weekend gross of the groundbreaking first film in the franchise which debuted to $18.7M in 1999, but sold about 25% fewer tickets.

Produced for $50M, a sizable amount for a comedy with no major bankable stars, American Reunion skewed older with studio research showing that 61% was 25 and older. Appeal was mostly even across genders with males making up 51% of the crowd. Reviews were mostly unflattering while paying audiences were generally satisfied with the entertainment value giving the R-rated pic a B+ grade from CinemaScore. Much has changed in the world of raunchy comedies since the last American Pie film was in theaters with Judd Apatow, Sacha Baron Cohen, and the Hangover films pushing the boundaries to new heights making the humor from Jason Biggs and pals not so bold anymore.

More than 14 years after breaking box office records, James Cameron's Titanic sailed back into theaters with a 3D re-release but found itself in third place, a position the original film did not sink to until its 17th weekend. The Paramount release launched on Wednesday in 2,674 theaters - the exact same number of locations it debuted in on December 19, 1997 - and grossed an estimated $17.4M over the Friday-to-Sunday weekend period and $25.7M across the five-day span. Averaging $6,488 per site, the Oscar champ lifted its domestic lifetime total to $626.5M, still number two all-time after the director's Avatar which banked $760.5M including its re-release.

The return of the iceberg romance was timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the ship. Having a chance to make more money may also have been a factor. 3D re-releases of hits from the 1990s have become common lately. Last September, Lion King 3D bowed to $30.2M while in January Disney unleashed Beauty and the Beast 3D to a four-day $22.2M holiday opening. In February, the George Lucas pic Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace got the same treatment and opened to $22.5M.

The first time around, Titanic made its cash from repeat business and unstoppable legs. There is no telling yet how the 3D update will hold up as it may play like similar re-releases with most business upfront from die-hard fans willing to pay again for one more theatrical experience, but no second helpings. Beast and Menace both dropped by more than half on their sophomore frames earlier this year. Titanic 3D did earn a solid A grade from CinemaScore so good word-of-mouth is certainly spreading.

Overseas, Titanic 3D debuted to $35.5M from 53 markets for a worldwide launch of $61.2M this weekend. It was number one in the U.K., Italy, and Germany with China getting its massive roll-out including 2,400 3D screens started on Tuesday. 20 more countries including Brazil and Mexico open next weekend. With the global launch, the worldwide lifetime gross has now broken the $1.9 billion mark with Cameron likely to have his second $2 billion megahit soon.

Tumbling 55% in its second weekend was the 3D epic sequel Wrath of the Titans which collected an estimated $15M raising the ten-day cume to $58.9M. That's a whopping 47% behind the $110.2M that its predecessor Clash of the Titans grossed over the same period which also included Easter. Look for Warner Bros. to end its run with about $90M.

Fellow sophomore Mirror Mirror held up much better thanks to the school holiday and a lack of competition for kids dipping 39% to an estimated $11M. Relativity's fairy tale adventure starring Julia Roberts has banked $36.5M in ten days and could reach nearly $70M making for one of the best performances for the Oscar-winning actress in a major role over the past decade.

Breaking through the $100M mark in its fourth weekend, the hit buddy comedy 21 Jump Street followed with an estimated $10.2M easing just 31% giving Sony $109.6M to date. Universal's The Lorax got a little help from the Easter holiday and dipped 36% to an estimated $5M boosting the cume to $198.2M after its sixth round. That puts the 3D Dr. Seuss flick ahead of past spring toons as it is running 37% ahead of 2008's Horton Hears a Who and 51% ahead of last year's 3D entry Rio.

Indie drama Salmon Fishing in the Yemen slipped a mere 23% to an estimated $975,000 putting the total for CBS Films at $4.6M. Sci-fi disaster John Carter collapsed by 60% to an estimated $820,000 with a disappointing $68M for Disney so far with not much more to come. Universal's Safe House rounded out the top ten with an estimated $581,000, down 26%, for a terrific $124.8M so far.

The top ten films grossed an estimated $115.9M which was up 1% from last Easter which fell in late April when Rio remained in the top spot for a second weekend with $26.3M; but down 30% from 2010's holiday when Clash of the Titans debuted at number one with $61.2M.

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Comments

tgibfo

Matt Ritchey

"about even with last year's bunny session." I like the way you write, Gitesh!

Apr 8 - 03:37 PM

Vincent Fissore

Vincent Fissore

Hunger Games will never stop, it seems.

Apr 8 - 04:30 PM

Joy K.

Joy K

Sure it will. Just got to wait for a good movie. The Hunger Games is no different from Twilight box office...it's just the fans watching the movie.

Apr 8 - 10:52 PM

Cornelius H.

Cornelius Hearte

There is a difference between Hunger Games and Twilight, one is actually good.

Apr 9 - 03:07 PM

ap sirius

karl anderson

thats your opinion mate.....Hunger Games sucked !! unoriginal and another washed down Hollywood money machine, pandering to a pg audience. This film is aimed at 12 to 18 yr old girls and its hit the bullseye. As far as great cinema....nah

Apr 9 - 08:01 PM

bigbrother

Bigbrother .

It's not his opinion alone. At this point it's a general concensus. The Hunger Games true genius is that it's not just aimed at 12-18 year olds, it's that it has a little something for everyone. Guys and gals, old and young.

P.S. the most unoriginal criticism out there is that something popular is unoriginal. Do you really think Indiana Jones, Star Wars, The Godfather, Gone With The Wind, or Casablanca are original? Certainly not any more than The Hunger Games, but it doesn't stop any of them from being good.

Apr 10 - 12:02 PM

ap sirius

karl anderson

for your info , I love popular films, original or otherwise....Im just stating the obvious to all those who may not know( ive heard alot of people talk about how original it is )...Its been done better by many other sources.... I was actually crossing my fingers and praying it would be good because, I love these edgy story lines, but alas it was just another wishy washy Hollywood vehicle.....But its nice to see you comparing The Hunger Games to films like Syar Wars , Casablanca , Indiana Jones, and The Godfather lol

Apr 10 - 02:03 PM

Dave J

Dave J

@ap sirius.... I'm not trying to scold you or anything but I was wondering if you have any underage kids or something whatsover, would you let them see the PG "The Hunger Games" which is supposed to tone down it's violence or let your children see the sadistic "R" rated version of "Battle Royale" which can give children nightmares because of the sadistic killing and torturing? The reason I say this is because although the two movies (BR,THG) are similar, the approach is totally different, similar to every war film ever made when they're "R" rated war films and they're "PG" ones!

Apr 10 - 05:27 PM

ap sirius

karl anderson

I agree with you Dave....And I did not allow any of my kids to watch R-rated films till I thought they could handle it.... but my opinion is not based on the rating...its based on my not liking the film in general ( see my review ). Even the book is more violent and its aimed at teens and earlier. Myself and my 2 daughters both loved the book, and we all thought the movie wimped out....now maybe they cut it down to get the rating,I dont know.... I actually didnt mind the first half, but the actual games wrecked it for me. It felt lame and rushed and you cant tell me you didnt laugh when he disguised himself as a rock....cmon

Apr 10 - 06:36 PM

Dave J

Dave J

"till I thought they could handle it...." This is a good answer and I might just read your review and then comment on it!!

Apr 11 - 01:28 PM

Dave J

Dave J

Oh yeah, and the rock thing was also used in "The Two Towers" when Sam tipped down below the rocky hill so maybe it worked for you when it happened in that film, but it wasn't convincing when it was done in the THG!

Apr 11 - 01:32 PM

ap sirius

karl anderson

The difference being that THG is suppose to have two feet in the real world ,mind you a future world, where TLOTR is in the fantasy world where anything is possible, so for someone without the aid of mirrors and in crippling pain to be able to disguise themself as an exact spot on some rocks defies belief.... Also if you want to turn commenting on films into some sort of personal attack on someones parenting then you need to realize this is a movie site, which is meant for dialogues on films, good or bad..... I dont mind if you disagree with me. I rather enjoy a good argument. So if you want to make it personal, Ill just move on. Thanks

Apr 11 - 02:09 PM

Dave J

Dave J

Ummm, I don't think I never made any personal attacks on you or your parenting!

Apr 11 - 02:23 PM

Dave J

Dave J

And I just submitted a comment on your review with a plus rating!

Apr 11 - 02:29 PM

Dan Paz

Dan Paz

I can't believe you're comparing hunger games to twilight. Hunger Games is actually good and not just about two guys without their shirts off. Hunger Games actually deserves credit and I'm glad to see it doing so well.

Apr 9 - 07:12 PM

Brad H.

Brad Hadfield

Twilight is not about two guys without their shirts off. It may be about two guys with their shirts off, though.

Apr 10 - 05:55 AM

Corr

Alexander Sciury

Glad The Hunger Games beat Titanic and American Reunion. Still surprised with how well 21 Jump Street is holding up.

Apr 8 - 04:40 PM

John Antham

John Antham

hunger games was shit. would rather see american pie

Apr 8 - 06:36 PM

Corr

Alexander Sciury

Right... that's why American Pie has 44%, and Hunger Games has 85%, almost double.

Apr 8 - 07:05 PM

Arief Iffandy

Arief Iffandy

LOL. I totally agree with you!

Apr 9 - 01:39 AM

ap sirius

karl anderson

I agree....Hunger Games sucked...people should get over the hype and open there eyes...bad acting, terrible costumes and wigs ( looks like a bad production of Xanadu )and in a movie about kids killing kids, you see almost no killing. Just alot of running around in a forest. See Battle Royale for a little better take on the exact same material. Matter of fact I think the writers of Battle Royale and Stephen King ( the Long Walk )should team up and sue them for ripping off their material....

Apr 9 - 08:08 PM

Luvagoo

Tallulah Robinson

Someone missed the entire point of everything ever...

Apr 10 - 04:15 AM

King  S.

King Simba

Love that phrase "open your eyes", like we're all being brainwashed into liking Hunger Games. If hype is all it takes to get people to like something, Spiderman 3 should be the most well loved marvel film ever.

By the way, regarding Stephen King, he wrote a review for The Hunger Games novel, and even though he noted some similarities the book had with Battle Royale, Running Man, and The Longest Run, he still give it a very positive review and even said he really looked forward to the sequel.

Apr 10 - 02:00 PM

ap sirius

karl anderson

You call it brainwashing....I call it advertising...lol

Apr 10 - 02:14 PM

Dave J

Dave J

You may think "The Hunger Games" suck but what do underage children think and although this film may not make it to the top of your list, I may end up liking this film more than "Battle Royale" not because of the amount of violence the film has but simply because I thought it was way too sadistic when it's possible that it didn't need to be! Don't get me wrong, I do like action packed "R" rated violence but only in the same manner as "Die Hard", "Hardboiled" or "Lethal Weapon" where there's clearly an antagonist and a protagonist and not something like this!

Apr 10 - 05:37 PM

King  S.

King Simba

like I said, if adevertising and hype was all it took, Spiderman 3 would be the most well loved marvel film (remember how awesome the trailers for that film was?)

Apr 11 - 02:37 AM

ap sirius

karl anderson

If it didnt work then why do they spend millions per picture on advertising. Seems kind of silly to spend all that money for no reason and as far as Spiderman 3, there are tons of bad films that people flocked to see and there are lots of good films that nobody saw because of lack of advertising. I think its hard for Hollywood to guess what will hit and miss sometimes.......Look at Cabin in the Woods....Tons spent on advertising that makes you roll your eyes, and it made me not want to see it, but now Im hearing its amazing....trying to figure out why things happen the way they happen can make your head spin.....glad you liked THG. I didnt. Im hoping the next one will be amazing. We will see. But I know it will make a ton of money, good or bad....

Apr 11 - 02:28 PM

Dave J

Dave J

No, I haven't seen THG yet since it's more like a rental for me since I prefer to pay money on films where there's clearly an antagonist and a protagonist similar to the Die Hard films, I just said that I 'may' like this film more since the violence is toned down if I did see it which will probably be on rental which doesn't mean that I will! I did see "Battle Royale" and although I liked it, it was too nihillistic!

It was suggested that I should check out Battle Royale from some horror movie buffs quite awhile ago, but because I already knew what the film consist of, I decided to wait and then this whole THG phenomenum came full swing making me even more curious and felt the need to check out Battle Royale if I wanted to see THG!

Apr 11 - 02:41 PM

King  S.

King Simba

Hype gets you money, but it doesn't get you love. Strong marketing and advertising will get butts in seats, but whether the owners of those butts are satisfied depends on the film itself. Granted, sometimes hype is enough to get you success, regardless of WOM. People booed The Devil Inside, they gave it an F rating, but all that didn't matter. The film still got their money and more than covered its budget and advertising.

I'm not taking offense because you didn't like the film. I just don't like it when people assume that those who liked the film had the wool pulled over their eyes or something.

Apr 12 - 03:53 AM

bigbrother

Bigbrother .

21 Jump Street was actually really funny. The surprise of the year for me for sure. I've used the line "F You Science" at least two dozen times since seeing it.

Apr 8 - 07:42 PM

Corr

Alexander Sciury

I laughed out loud at that part when I saw the Red Band trailer. I can't wait to catch that movie, it looks so funny!

Apr 9 - 11:18 AM

Dustin Gonzalez

Dustin Gonzalez

Good for them, maybe they have enough money now to fill those flaws in the first one and fix them for the second one. I hope.

Apr 8 - 04:44 PM

John Antham

John Antham

hunger games was shit. would rather see american pie

Apr 8 - 06:36 PM

Corr

Alexander Sciury

Right... that's why American Pie has 44%, and Hunger Games has 85%, almost double.

Apr 8 - 07:05 PM

Arief Iffandy

Arief Iffandy

LOL. I totally agree with you!

Apr 9 - 01:39 AM

ap sirius

karl anderson

I agree....Hunger Games sucked...people should get over the hype and open there eyes...bad acting, terrible costumes and wigs ( looks like a bad production of Xanadu )and in a movie about kids killing kids, you see almost no killing. Just alot of running around in a forest. See Battle Royale for a little better take on the exact same material. Matter of fact I think the writers of Battle Royale and Stephen King ( the Long Walk )should team up and sue them for ripping off their material....

Apr 9 - 08:08 PM

Luvagoo

Tallulah Robinson

Someone missed the entire point of everything ever...

Apr 10 - 04:15 AM

King  S.

King Simba

Love that phrase "open your eyes", like we're all being brainwashed into liking Hunger Games. If hype is all it takes to get people to like something, Spiderman 3 should be the most well loved marvel film ever.

By the way, regarding Stephen King, he wrote a review for The Hunger Games novel, and even though he noted some similarities the book had with Battle Royale, Running Man, and The Longest Run, he still give it a very positive review and even said he really looked forward to the sequel.

Apr 10 - 02:00 PM

ap sirius

karl anderson

You call it brainwashing....I call it advertising...lol

Apr 10 - 02:14 PM

Dave J

Dave J

You may think "The Hunger Games" suck but what do underage children think and although this film may not make it to the top of your list, I may end up liking this film more than "Battle Royale" not because of the amount of violence the film has but simply because I thought it was way too sadistic when it's possible that it didn't need to be! Don't get me wrong, I do like action packed "R" rated violence but only in the same manner as "Die Hard", "Hardboiled" or "Lethal Weapon" where there's clearly an antagonist and a protagonist and not something like this!

Apr 10 - 05:37 PM

King  S.

King Simba

like I said, if adevertising and hype was all it took, Spiderman 3 would be the most well loved marvel film (remember how awesome the trailers for that film was?)

Apr 11 - 02:37 AM

ap sirius

karl anderson

If it didnt work then why do they spend millions per picture on advertising. Seems kind of silly to spend all that money for no reason and as far as Spiderman 3, there are tons of bad films that people flocked to see and there are lots of good films that nobody saw because of lack of advertising. I think its hard for Hollywood to guess what will hit and miss sometimes.......Look at Cabin in the Woods....Tons spent on advertising that makes you roll your eyes, and it made me not want to see it, but now Im hearing its amazing....trying to figure out why things happen the way they happen can make your head spin.....glad you liked THG. I didnt. Im hoping the next one will be amazing. We will see. But I know it will make a ton of money, good or bad....

Apr 11 - 02:28 PM

Dave J

Dave J

No, I haven't seen THG yet since it's more like a rental for me since I prefer to pay money on films where there's clearly an antagonist and a protagonist similar to the Die Hard films, I just said that I 'may' like this film more since the violence is toned down if I did see it which will probably be on rental which doesn't mean that I will! I did see "Battle Royale" and although I liked it, it was too nihillistic!

It was suggested that I should check out Battle Royale from some horror movie buffs quite awhile ago, but because I already knew what the film consist of, I decided to wait and then this whole THG phenomenum came full swing making me even more curious and felt the need to check out Battle Royale if I wanted to see THG!

Apr 11 - 02:41 PM

King  S.

King Simba

Hype gets you money, but it doesn't get you love. Strong marketing and advertising will get butts in seats, but whether the owners of those butts are satisfied depends on the film itself. Granted, sometimes hype is enough to get you success, regardless of WOM. People booed The Devil Inside, they gave it an F rating, but all that didn't matter. The film still got their money and more than covered its budget and advertising.

I'm not taking offense because you didn't like the film. I just don't like it when people assume that those who liked the film had the wool pulled over their eyes or something.

Apr 12 - 03:53 AM

Corr

Alexander Sciury

Right... that's why American Pie has 44%, and Hunger Games has 85%, almost double.

Apr 8 - 07:05 PM

Arief Iffandy

Arief Iffandy

LOL. I totally agree with you!

Apr 9 - 01:39 AM

bigbrother

Bigbrother .

21 Jump Street was actually really funny. The surprise of the year for me for sure. I've used the line "F You Science" at least two dozen times since seeing it.

Apr 8 - 07:42 PM

Corr

Alexander Sciury

I laughed out loud at that part when I saw the Red Band trailer. I can't wait to catch that movie, it looks so funny!

Apr 9 - 11:18 AM

Movie Monster

Bentley Lyles

The Hunger Games is a good movie and I'm happy at it's success. I'm predicting the final gross to be around $700-800 million. April seems like a rather dull month for movies. The Pirates looks funny but I'll most likely catch that one on Home Video. Can't wait for May 3. THE AVENGERS MIDNIGHT SHOWING, BABY!!!

Apr 8 - 07:50 PM

Bow Ties are Cool

The Holy Rainbow of Awesomness

You know what's awesome? The fact that the Avengers is coming out on April 26th where I live.

Apr 9 - 04:26 AM

Alex Kenji

Alex Kenji

hehe mine its on April 25 were i live.. yeah baby yeah!!

Apr 9 - 09:47 AM

sunsaz

Chris Moore

Hunger Games probably has one more weekend left in it, then it'll finally get knocked off by The Lucky One. Hell of a run it's having though.

Apr 8 - 08:37 PM

cinemascribe

Duane Ullery

If the positive online buzz about Cabin in the Woods (the result of the SXSW screening) turns out to be accurate, expect Joss Whedon's long gestating horror project to dominate this coming weekend, effectively knocking Hunger Games out of the spot. Releasing a fresh new horror film that's purportedly really, really good on a Friday the 13th should lead to some serious bank.

Apr 9 - 03:25 AM

King  S.

King Simba

Internet buzz can be misleading. We've seen time and time again how films that are massively hyped by internet nerds ending up dissapointing at the box office. Snakes on a Plane, Sucker Punch, Kick-Ass all had massive buzz leading up to their release, only for them to either perform modestly or flop. Compare that with The Help on The Blind Side, which barely had any hype on the internet and yet they managed to score much better opening weekends.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not dissing on the film, but horror satires are hard to sell and Joss Whedon doesn't have name recognition among general audiences that guys like Nolan and Cameron have (though that could change after Avengers), though admittedly it could benefit from being the first horror film in a while.

Apr 9 - 08:51 AM

cinemascribe

Duane Ullery

Check out CiTW's RT page. This isn't buzz from internet nerds..this is buzz from the mainstream critical community. This is similar to what happened with Shaun of the Dead. Don't wrote it off just yet.

Apr 9 - 08:49 PM

King  S.

King Simba

As far as box offfice goes, Shaun of the Dead isn't really an encouraging comparison. That film made 30 mil WW, which is a decent total for a low budget r-rated horror/comedy, but far from blockbuster worthy.

Like I said, I'm not dissing on the film's quality. It looks like it could be the best horror film of the year (and God knows we need a good horror film, as we haven't seen one in while), and for a low budget film it should do decently at the box office, though I'm not sure it'll be able to unseat Hunger Games, which I expect to make around 19 mil this weekend. On the other hand, like Shaun I think Cabin in the Woods could be very succesful on the home market.

Apr 10 - 05:21 AM

Joy K.

Joy K

Sure it will. Just got to wait for a good movie. The Hunger Games is no different from Twilight box office...it's just the fans watching the movie.

Apr 8 - 10:52 PM

Cornelius H.

Cornelius Hearte

There is a difference between Hunger Games and Twilight, one is actually good.

Apr 9 - 03:07 PM

ap sirius

karl anderson

thats your opinion mate.....Hunger Games sucked !! unoriginal and another washed down Hollywood money machine, pandering to a pg audience. This film is aimed at 12 to 18 yr old girls and its hit the bullseye. As far as great cinema....nah

Apr 9 - 08:01 PM

bigbrother

Bigbrother .

It's not his opinion alone. At this point it's a general concensus. The Hunger Games true genius is that it's not just aimed at 12-18 year olds, it's that it has a little something for everyone. Guys and gals, old and young.

P.S. the most unoriginal criticism out there is that something popular is unoriginal. Do you really think Indiana Jones, Star Wars, The Godfather, Gone With The Wind, or Casablanca are original? Certainly not any more than The Hunger Games, but it doesn't stop any of them from being good.

Apr 10 - 12:02 PM

ap sirius

karl anderson

for your info , I love popular films, original or otherwise....Im just stating the obvious to all those who may not know( ive heard alot of people talk about how original it is )...Its been done better by many other sources.... I was actually crossing my fingers and praying it would be good because, I love these edgy story lines, but alas it was just another wishy washy Hollywood vehicle.....But its nice to see you comparing The Hunger Games to films like Syar Wars , Casablanca , Indiana Jones, and The Godfather lol

Apr 10 - 02:03 PM

Dave J

Dave J

@ap sirius.... I'm not trying to scold you or anything but I was wondering if you have any underage kids or something whatsover, would you let them see the PG "The Hunger Games" which is supposed to tone down it's violence or let your children see the sadistic "R" rated version of "Battle Royale" which can give children nightmares because of the sadistic killing and torturing? The reason I say this is because although the two movies (BR,THG) are similar, the approach is totally different, similar to every war film ever made when they're "R" rated war films and they're "PG" ones!

Apr 10 - 05:27 PM

ap sirius

karl anderson

I agree with you Dave....And I did not allow any of my kids to watch R-rated films till I thought they could handle it.... but my opinion is not based on the rating...its based on my not liking the film in general ( see my review ). Even the book is more violent and its aimed at teens and earlier. Myself and my 2 daughters both loved the book, and we all thought the movie wimped out....now maybe they cut it down to get the rating,I dont know.... I actually didnt mind the first half, but the actual games wrecked it for me. It felt lame and rushed and you cant tell me you didnt laugh when he disguised himself as a rock....cmon

Apr 10 - 06:36 PM

Dave J

Dave J

"till I thought they could handle it...." This is a good answer and I might just read your review and then comment on it!!

Apr 11 - 01:28 PM

Dave J

Dave J

Oh yeah, and the rock thing was also used in "The Two Towers" when Sam tipped down below the rocky hill so maybe it worked for you when it happened in that film, but it wasn't convincing when it was done in the THG!

Apr 11 - 01:32 PM

ap sirius

karl anderson

The difference being that THG is suppose to have two feet in the real world ,mind you a future world, where TLOTR is in the fantasy world where anything is possible, so for someone without the aid of mirrors and in crippling pain to be able to disguise themself as an exact spot on some rocks defies belief.... Also if you want to turn commenting on films into some sort of personal attack on someones parenting then you need to realize this is a movie site, which is meant for dialogues on films, good or bad..... I dont mind if you disagree with me. I rather enjoy a good argument. So if you want to make it personal, Ill just move on. Thanks

Apr 11 - 02:09 PM

Dave J

Dave J

Ummm, I don't think I never made any personal attacks on you or your parenting!

Apr 11 - 02:23 PM

Dave J

Dave J

And I just submitted a comment on your review with a plus rating!

Apr 11 - 02:29 PM

Dan Paz

Dan Paz

I can't believe you're comparing hunger games to twilight. Hunger Games is actually good and not just about two guys without their shirts off. Hunger Games actually deserves credit and I'm glad to see it doing so well.

Apr 9 - 07:12 PM

Brad H.

Brad Hadfield

Twilight is not about two guys without their shirts off. It may be about two guys with their shirts off, though.

Apr 10 - 05:55 AM

Arief Iffandy

Arief Iffandy

LOL. I totally agree with you!

Apr 9 - 01:39 AM

JT Shroyer

JT Shroyer

I know the American media will primarily report our box office results, but Titanic sold more WORLDWIDE (by about $10 million I believe) than Hunger Games and American Reunion did this weekend. Just for some perspective.

And let's not forget: Titanic is only showing in about 2,500 U.S. theaters. American Reunion is playing in over 3,000 U.S. theaters, and Hunger Games is playing in over 4,000 U.S. theaters. Just for some more perspective.

Yes. I know I'm bitter. And the added 3D price tag for Titanic does give it an advantage. But it can be hard to convince people to shell out the money for a 3D movie they've already seen and probably own on DVD. Regardless, I really wish Titanic had claimed the top box office spot this week. But who knows...maybe next week?

PS: let's just see how close these new films get to the 1.8 billion box office mark Titanic set in 1997. Titanic also holds the all-time record for most weeks at #1. 15!!

Apr 9 - 01:41 AM

Brad H.

Brad Hadfield

In addition, Titanic is 3.5 hours long. So there are not nearly as many showtimes. Just for more perspective. :)

Apr 9 - 05:47 AM

Sean D.

Sean D

I cannot wait for a good movie to break that mark.

Apr 9 - 10:05 AM

Nick P.

Nick Porter

Urgh. A movie *you like*, you mean. Your taste doesn't dictate whether a film is good or bad.

Apr 14 - 02:02 AM

Sean D.

Sean D

Also, Avatar did beat Titanic by nearly 1 billion. But as I said before, I cannot wait for a good movie to break that mark.

Apr 9 - 10:07 AM

Dan Paz

Dan Paz

Agreed. Avatar was actually pretty average to tell you the truth.

Apr 9 - 07:13 PM

Valmordas

Val Mordas

Wrath of The Titans sucked so bad I hope they never make another. I went to see it by default because I was bored, and you know what - I stayed bored. That movie was a disgrace.

Apr 9 - 02:35 AM

Ustpatrick

bobby uptain

If you saw clash of the titans remake you should have known wrath was gonna be just as boring and uninspired

Apr 12 - 11:26 AM

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