Other than the fact that there are 2.1 billion Christians in the world and Hollywood chose not to produce a single film aimed at that demographic during the holiest weekend of the year, there’s no real news here.
Actually, that isn’t news.
News would be if those religious bigots did in fact produce something … which is why God invented home video.
The Hunger Games has grossed $131.6M internationally and $269.3M domestically in its first 13 days of release at the worldwide box office to cross $400M total. My sources say it’ll be the #1 movie again this Easter weekend with $12M-$14M for Friday at the North American box office and potentially $40M for the weekend. Universal’s American Reunion opening today is #2 with $8M-$10M today for a projected $25M for this weekend. Universal’s four-quel reunites the original cast of this raunchy popular franchise more than a decade later, including even that hot mess Tara Reid. (For those keeping score, there have been 8 releases total – but a quad went directly to home video.) In the U.S. and Canada, midnights at 37 locations opened with $660K. It pulled ahead of Paramount/Fox conversion Titanic 3D which opened Wednesday and is looking at $6.5M-$7.5M today for #3 and a possible 5-day cume of $20M through Easter Sunday.
Full analysis here.