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Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: April 8th, 2012

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Titanic debuts in third place

The Hunger Games remained the box office champion over the weekend, scoring another $33 million and upping its mighty cume to $302 million. The Jennifer Lawrence-led adventure has now scored over $400 million globally.

Audiences showed that they love pie – American Pie. American Reunion (read our review) took a healthy $21.5 million worth of green at the box office over the weekend, showing that sometimes nostalgia rules the wallet. However, it must be noted that it was the lowest debut for the series since the first film in 1999. That film banked $18 million on its way to $102 million, while the sequel scored a mighty $45 million and topped out at $145 million. American Wedding in 2003 opened to $33 million and closed with just over $104 million.


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‘Lockout’ Opening 5 Minutes & Clip Tease A Cheesy Thrill Ride

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guy pearce lockout movie clip

Euro Corp. hasn’t been bashful when it comes to showing moviegoers what first time feature-length directing team James Mather and Stephen St. Leger – working from a screenplay the duo collaborated on with Transporter/Taken franchises mastermind Luc Besson (based on his original idea) – has churned out with Lockout, which is a sci-fi action thriller starring fan-favorite actor Guy Pearce and Lost alum Maggie Grace. The company has already released several trailers and more than five minutes worth of footage, in the hopes of drumming up interest for the low-budget space prison break flick.

The Lockout marketing team is making one last push to snag moviegoers’ attention before the film opens in theaters later this week. Said strategy involves unveiling the first five minutes of the motion picture, which introduces viewers to Pearce as the futuristic, ...

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