Although it held the top spot more due to a lack of new breakout hits than anything else, The Hunger Games is now the first film since Avatar to stay at number 1 on the US box office chart for four weeks running. It added another $21.5 million to take its total to an impressive $337 million.
That meant the weekend’s main new releases had to settle for second and third spot, with The Three Stooges doing the best, taking $17.1 million. It’s reported that the audiences largely consisted of under-25s, the group who know least about the real Stooges, but who do like the Farrelly Brothers’ brand of comedy.
Cabin In The Woods took third spot with an okay but not particularly great $14.8 million. Despite great reviews, it appears the general audience didn’t take to it, with reports that many disliked it due to the fact it wasn’t the generic splatter horror movie they thought they were getting (and films do tend to get pilloried in the word of mouth stakes if they aren’t exactly what they appear to be from the marketing).
The only other new entry in the top 10 was Lockout, which took a rather disappointing $6.2 million to finish in 9th place. It’s off from most other recent Luc Besson produced action, and suggests audiences didn’t take to its ‘Escape From New York but in space’ premise.
Take a look below for the US box office top 10 for the weekend of April 13th-15th.
|Rank||Title||Weekend Gross (millions)||Total Gross to date (millions)|
|1||The Hunger Games||$21.5||£337|
|2||The Three Stooges||$17.1||$17.1|
|3||Cabin In The Woods||$14.8||$14.8|
|7||Wrath Of The Titans||$6.9||$71.2|
|8||21 Jump Street||$6.8||$120.5|
|10||Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax||$3.0||$204.4|