Thursday, April 12, 2012

Housefull 2 enters the US Weekend Box Office April 6-8, 2012

TWLWTitle (click to view)StudioWeekend Gross% ChangeTheater Count /ChangeAverageTotal GrossBudget*Week #
11The Hunger GamesLGF$33,111,557-43.4%4,137-$8,004$302,450,722$783
2NAmerican ReunionUni.$21,514,080-3,192-$6,740$21,514,080$501
3NTitanic 3DPar.$17,285,453-2,674-$6,464$25,645,935$181
42Wrath of the TitansWB$14,732,121-56.0%3,545-$4,156$58,614,212$1502
53Mirror MirrorRela.$11,095,140-38.8%3,618+15$3,067$36,574,022$852
6421 Jump StreetSony$10,001,381-32.6%3,009-139$3,324$109,413,763$424
75Dr. Seuss' The LoraxUni.$5,030,025-35.4%3,003-261$1,675$198,204,375$706
87Salmon Fishing in the YemenCBS$992,428-22.0%524+41$1,894$4,656,430-5
9NHousefull 2Eros$847,132-121-$7,001$847,132-1
106John CarterBV$830,305-59.1%1,015-1,382$818$67,983,652$2505
  Out all the surprises last weekend the Bollywood movie Housefull 2 reaches no.9 at the US Box Office. The film is directed by Sajid Khan, brother of ace director Farah Khan. The film stars Akshay Kumar and Riteish Deshmukh (only 2 originals from the first part). New faces are seen with John Abraham, Asin, Shreyas Talpade and a few others. Veteran actors Mithun Chakraborty, Randhir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor and Boman Irani feature in supporting roles. There is also an item song by Malaika-Arora Khan.
  The Hunger Games reaches the $300m mark in 3 weeks. And I'm sure audiences are hungry for more. Worldwide the film has made just above $466m at a budget of only $78m.
  I'm surprised I didn't expect such a film to have a $847,132 opening in the US but anything is possible nowadays. John Carter continues its flop reign in the US with a total of just a little close to $68m off a mega budget of $250m. Globally, it has made just a little over $260. Although crossing its budget the mega-financed film is now a mega disappointment for Disney. But I have to see for myself if the film is as suckish as believed, many disliked the company's Prince of Persia which was a blast.
  Two more movies opened last weekend. American Reunion, the 4th theatrically released film with all of the major characters from the original trio, has surprisingly failed to beat The Hunger Games. It debuts at number 2. Titanic 3D enters at no.3 - another big surprise as I had predicted it would land straight at the top. It has made a global cumulative of $61m (budget of only $18m for the 3-D conversion). So definitely this will be the 2nd film to reach 2 billion after Avatar. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is at no.8. The film stars one of my favourites Ewan Mcgregor (Star Wars), and actress Emily Blunt. It is a drama film about a British man with Asperger Syndrome and how he stars gaining faith for a business idea after meeting his dreamgirl. I expect it to feature high class acting from Mcgregor as always.
  And finally Journey 2 has left the office making just about $99m domestically.

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