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HUNGER GAMES SINKS TITANIC (Update)

April 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Hunger Games in its third week had little difficulty polishing off two new rivals, American Reunion and the 3D refurbishment of Titanic. According to studio estimates Hunger Games raked in an estimated $33.5 million in its third weekend, bringing its domestic total to $202.8 million. That easily made it the top-grossing non-summer, non-holiday film […]

TITANIC STRONG OVERSEAS, BUT NOT A WINNER

April 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Titanic had a stronger relaunch overseas than it did in North America, earning an estimated $35.5 million in 84 countries. But it was not all clear sailing, as it came in second behind the second week of Wrath of the Titans, which generated $43 million in ticket sales. Following in third place was Lionsgate’s The […]

HUNGER EXPECTED TO SURVIVE AS BOX OFFICE LEADER

April 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Hunger Games is expected to survive a challenge from a 3D version of 1997’s Titanic and the raunchy comedy American Reunion, a revival of the 1999-2003 franchise, making it three wins in a row for the dystopian drama and pushing it past the $300-million mark at the box office. Most forecasters figure that the […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: AMERICAN REUNION

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Most of the reviews of American Reunion trash the film as if it were a stale, leftover pie, which, in a sense it is. It’s a ten-year follow-up to 1999’s American Pie, 2001’s American Pie 2, and 2003’s American Wedding. And even the less brutal reviews hardly serve as recommendations. Roger Ebert in the Chicago […]