Box office: The unstoppable 'Hunger Games' wins another Friday
The kids at the center of the "American Pie" franchise may be all grown up, but they still can't defeat Katniss and the other teen tributes from "The Hunger Games."
"American Reunion" opened to the No. 2 spot this Friday, earning $9.2 million for a projected weekend total in the $21 - $22 million range. The Universal comedy is off to a solid start, but it wasn't enough to topple the reigning champ. "Games" pulled in another $12.9 million, and will likely earn around $32 million for the weekend. That would put the film's domestic total north of $300 million -- making it the fastest non-summer release in history to hit that magic mark.
Speaking of mega-blockbusters, James Cameron's 1997 "Titanic" is back in theaters with a snazzy new 3D polish. Moviegoers relived the Clinton era, shelling out $7.1 million for the re-release on Friday. After opening Wednesday, its domestic haul is now $15.5 million. Of course, the original 2D version grossed an eye-popping $616 million back in the day, so any more cash it pulls in is just icing on the iceberg. "Titanic" is the second-highest grossing movie in U.S. history, behind only Cameron's own "Avatar."
"Wrath of the Titans" and "Mirror Mirror" round out the top five, earning $5.4 and $4.5, respectively. Both films are disappointing box office performers.
1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: Insanely funny comedy show created by Amy Schumer, who stars in brilliantly funny sketches about sex, city living, dating, and friendship.Director: Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer (creators)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
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