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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 […]

TITANIC SAILS AGAIN — IN 3D

April 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Although the public’s declining interest in 3D has been blamed in great measure for the box office disasters of some recent releases — the epic failure of the $250-million John Carter a particular case in point — it now appears that the 3D-enhanced Titanic may resurface over the Easter weekend as the holiday’s top film. […]

BOX OFFICE MAKING STRONG RECOVERY

April 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

With the second week of Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games leading the way with $58.6 million and Warner Bros.’ Wrath of the Titans following with $33.5 million, the box office continued to show a strong recovery from last year. According to Box Office Mojo, the total for the weekend came to $148.6 million, up 19 percent […]

HUNGER GAMES FINAL: $58.6 MILLION (Updated)

April 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Lionsgate’s Hunger Games dominated the domestic box office for the second consecutive weekend, adding another $58.6 million to its gross, which now stands at $248.5 million after just ten days. According to final figures, it nabbed an additional $34.8 million overseas, bringing its worldwide tally to $362.4 million. Warner Bros.’ Wrath of the Titans debuted […]

WRATH OF THE TITANS BEATS HUNGER GAMES OVERSEAS

April 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It did not have the same titanic opening overseas that Clash of the Titans did, but Wrath of the Titans galloped to an impressive victory over its opposition — including The Hunger Games — nonetheless, collecting $78 million in 60 countries. That was more than twice what it earned domestically and augurs well for the […]

HUNGER GAMES EARNS $10.35 MILLION ON TUESDAY

March 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

There was no let-up in demand for tickets for The Hunger Games on Tuesday. For the second weekday in a row sales topped $10 million. ($10.82 million on Monday, $10.35 million on Tuesday.) The film opened to strong but not overwhelming business overseas, with the U.K. leading the pack with $7.80 million. That made it […]

ICAHN ON HIS LIONSGATE DEBACLE: “YOU CAN’T WIN ‘EM ALL”

March 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Carl Icahn, who dumped nearly all his shares of Lionsgate last August for about $7 per share, only to see it rise to more than double that amount in recent days following the success of Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games, has waxed philosophical about his unlucky move, which cost him $345 million. Icahn, who at one […]

HUNGER GAMES FEASTS ON $152.5 MIL OPENING (Updated)

March 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

U.S. and Canadian ticket buyers bought up an estimated $155 million worth of tickets (see final figures below) to see The Hunger Games over the weekend, making it the third-largest domestic debut ever, behind only Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2, which opened last year with $169.19 million and The Dark Knight […]

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