The 3D re-release of Titanic was close but not nearly enough to take the lead, so Wrath of the Titans claimed the #1 spot again. The Hunger Games continued to perform well while American Reunion had a series-high opening. Overall it was a good weekend at the box office.
A week before, Wrath of the Titans had no trouble securing the top spot at the international box office but this past weekend there was some serious competition. Alas, thanks to another $42.1 million, Wrath of the Titans maintained its lead. So far the sequel has made $151.6 million internationally, quite a nice number, matching the $150 million production budget. The thing is Wrath needs to at least double that number and the US sure isn’t helping with a mediocre $61.8 million so far, bringing the worldwide tally to $213.6 million. It should ultimately pass $300 million worldwide so Warner Bros. probably won’t lose money here, just don’t expect to see Perseus again, at least not in a sequel to this.
Titanic, once top dog on just about every all-time chart, made $35.2 million during its first 3D weekend around the world. That’s quite a catch for a re-release, actually so far this has made $53 million internationally (opened on Wednesday), bringing the film to a new worldwide total of $1,925.9 million. That means it will pass the $2 billion mark sometime this month, making Titanic the second film to ever achieve that, after Avatar, another James Cameron flick and the current top dog on the all-time charts.
The Hunger Games was 3rd with $26.5 million and that means $157.1 million internationally or about half the US total. That being said, this is by no means disappointing, quite the contrary. With a worldwide gross of 466.9 million, The Hunger Games is definitely the over performer of the year thus far.
American Reunion opened in 4th with $19.8 million from 28 territories, which is a good number considering previous American Pie films have never been phenomenal internationally. American Pie (1999) took $132.9 million, American Pie 2 (2001) $142.5 million, while American Wedding (2003) was a series low with $126.9 million. American Reunion seems headed for $150 million or more internationally. Currently the film sits at $45.3 million worldwide, disappointing, but it could bounce back. I expect this to ultimately finish above $200 million worldwide, so a 5th theatrical entry is not out of the question yet.
Rounding out the top 5, Mirror Mirror made $18 million from 41 countries for an international total of around $40 million. Worldwide the Snow White retelling is at $80 million which is $5 million lower than its reported production budget, still a long way from profitability.