From good news story to good news story is order of the day for THE HUNGER GAMES as it ploughs its way through the worldwide box office. LIONSGATE smashing new franchise has dominated the box office of North America and looks to stay on top for the Easter long weekend. With over $400m in global box office (the film has just passed $20m here in Australia) and stiff competition opening against it in AMERICAN PIE: REUNION and 3D TITANIC REISSUE, THE HUNGER GAMES is holding its own across the globe rankings for the holiday.
AMERICAN PIE: REUNION – the fourth theatrical entry or eighth franchise entry – has opened to a projected $30m in the U.S. for the Easter long weekend – a solid result for this r-rated film. Locally the film is #1 with a $3.7m opening so far off 236 screens. Solid reviews and being the only new comedy in the market place since 21 Jump Street has seen the film really perform in Australia and the States.
3D TITANIC REISSUE has also proven there’s a little life left in the old boat yet though not to the tune of Disney’s THE LION KING reissue last year. TITANIC is on course (oh the puns just keep on coming) to rake in about $20m in the US for the Easter Weekend and Australia is on track to take around $2.1m as well. With this and AMERICAN PIE: REUNION Australia is looking to smash pro rata in both cases! Go Aussie Go!
Figures from Box Office Mojo, Deadline, IBOE.