|TW||LW||Title (click to view)||Studio||Weekend Gross||% Change||Theater Count /Change||Average||Total Gross||Budget*||Week #|
|1||1||Marvel's The Avengers||BV||$55,644,102||-46.0%||4,249||-100||$13,096||$457,665,517||$220||3|
|5||N||What to Expect When You're Expecting||LGF||$10,547,068||-||3,021||-||$3,491||$10,547,068||-||1|
|6||8||The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel||FoxS||$3,230,584||+20.9%||354||+176||$9,126||$8,228,025||-||3|
|7||4||The Hunger Games||LGF||$2,950,331||-34.5%||2,064||-467||$1,429||$391,581,441||$78||9|
|8||3||Think Like a Man||SGem||$2,650,549||-54.4%||1,722||-330||$1,539||$85,838,460||$12||5|
|9||5||The Lucky One||WB||$1,778,453||-56.7%||2,005||-834||$887||$56,934,628||-||5|
|10||7||The Pirates! Band of Misfits||Sony||$1,578,632||-49.8%||1,840||-1,239||$858||$25,490,136||$55||4|
So is it must be rightly said that Taylor Kitsch who has a main role in both Bship and John Carter will garner a name for himself in being 'the actor whose films always badly underperform'. I also think that Battleship should've been released at the start of the year where the New Year gross could've saved it. Maybe it could've made a very quick $800m in January. So bad marketing people.
Due to The Avengers buzz I forgot that The Dictator starring famed comedian Sacha Baron Cohen (Ali G Indiahouse, Borat, Bruno). The best comedy film of this year so far, in my opinion, is 21 Jump Street. But it has a big chance of being overwhelmed by the mastery of Cohen's acting skills
The plot follows Cohen play a Dictator of a fictional North African county visiting America. And we all know what happens to foreign leaders (with giant hairy beards) when they visit the US. The trailer proves it could be a must-watch:
The Hunger Games is still at the US chart in its 9th week. It'll probably leave on the 11th. I also predict that Men in Black 3 would land at no.1 or most probably 2 next week due to The Avenger's uproar. Also Think Like a Man has made just above $85m off a $12m budget domestically which is a big breakthrough for Indie films compared to the pressure faced by mega budget action features recently released.
That's all for now. Catch the US box office next Tuesday to see Men in Black 3's exciting opening.
(Chart from Box Office Mojo)