Weekend Box Office Wrap Up for April 2nd, 2012

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Gary Ross directs this sci-fi/action epic based on Suzanne Collins' novel of the same name. Set in a futuristic American landscape, Jennifer Lawrence is Katniss Everdeen, the main character of the story. As a young girl living in a dystopian future, Everdeen replaces her sister in a survival contest that will save her community if she can make it until the end. Also starring Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson, Toby Jones and Elizabeth Banks.
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April 2nd, 2012

Weekend Box Office Wrap Up for April 2nd, 2012

Wrath of the Titans has enjoyed an opening weekend of titanic proportions, earning over $34 million on its opening weekend and managing to take second place in box office rankings. With Liam Neeson and Sam Worthington leading the all-star cast, the sequel to Clash of the Titans (2010) focuses on the fierce conflict between the gods and the Titans. The epic action film is available in 3D at some theaters for an enhanced viewing experience.

Fairy tales have made a successful comeback, as shown by Tarsem Singh's Snow White adaptation. Mirror, Mirror earned an estimated $19 million on its opening weekend, landing at third place in box office rankings. Starring Julia Roberts, Lily Collins and Armie Hammer, the family-friendly fantasy has plenty of humor and adventure.

Other Theatrical Releases

The Hunger Games has continued to show that the odds are in its favor, bringing in an additional $61 million during its second weekend. This brings the film's total gross to a staggering $251 million. The dystopian science-fiction flick focuses on Katniss Everdeen, a young woman who volunteers to take the place of her younger sister during a vicious televised battle to the death. With the whole world watching, Katniss and her fellow competitors must use their wits to defy the odds and survive to the bitter end. Judging by audiences willingness to flock to theaters, The Hunger Games will continue to dominate the box office for some time.

The comedy 21 Jump Street continues to perform fairly well at the box office, earning an overall gross of $93 million and $15 over the weekend. The film follows two oblivious police officers and their attempts to go undercover at their former high school.

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax earned $8 million during the weekend of March 30th, bringing total domestic earnings up to $189 million. The whimsical animated film is available in 3D and has an important, heartfelt message about taking care of the planet.

John Carter, Disney's science-fiction epic, continues to bring in lower figures than anticipated. This past weekend, the film earned only $2 million, a 60% drop from the previous weekend. The film tells the story of eponymous John Carter, a former Civil War captain who winds up becoming an unexpected hero on the planet Mars.

The war drama Act of Valor earned $1 million, a 51% drop from the previous weekend.

A Thousand Words, Eddie Murphy's latest comedy, just barely managed to rank among the top ten box office rankings, earning $915,000 during the weekend of March 30th.

Movies to DVD

We Bought a Zoo comes to DVD on April 3rd. The heartwarming comedic drama stars Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson. Damon plays a grieving father who buys a zoo to help his children overcome the loss of their mother. The whole family has to make sacrifices and learn important life lessons while trying to keep their fledgling zoo afloat.

The Oscar-nominated drama War Horse is also newly available on DVD. Steven Spielberg's heartfelt drama focuses on the unbreakable bond between a boy and his horse during the tragedies of World War I. The film was nominated for a Best Picture award at the 2012 Academy Awards.

Angels Crest comes out on DVD on Tuesday. The dark, thoughtful drama centers on a community that is torn apart by the disappearance of a young boy. Jeremy Piven and Mira Sorvino are part of an ensemble cast.

Tyrannosaur is a thought-provoking new film by debut director Paddy Considine. The story follows a widower who lets his anger get the better of him and his relationship with a troubled thrift shop owner. Tyrannosaur is available on DVD this week.