April 7, 2012


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Written by: Mitch Salem

>The Hunger Games will hold on to the #1 spot at the box office this weekend.  With $12.9 million Friday, Hunger Games is headed for $32.5 million in its third weekend, beating the $30.5 million ShowBuzzDaily forecast.  The film is should pass $300 million Sunday and is now headed for $378 million domestic.

The two openers this weekend are opening far below our forecast.  American Reunion pulled in $9.2 million Friday and is headed for $22.5 million this weekend, far below the bullish $33 million forecast.  The continuation of the American Pie story is headed for $77 million domestic.

The 3D re-release of Titanic grossed $7.1 million Friday and is headed for $18.0 million Friday-Sunday, way below our $32 million forecast.  With $8.36 million in the bank from Wednesday-Thursday, the James Cameron epic should total $26.4 million through Sunday, on its way to a domestic re-release total of $64 million.

The rest of the weekend round-up, including projected total box office volume for the weekend, will be posted shortly.



About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."