Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Buena Vista, Disney, Lionsgate, Paramount, Sony, Universal, Warner Bros, Action, Adaptation, Adventure, Biopics, Documentary, Drama, Family, Horror, Period, Romance, Satire, Science Fiction, Sequels, Comedy, Thrillers, Box Office, New Releases
After spending four weeks at the top spot, The Hunger Games has been dethroned by the Steve Harvey-scribed film Think Like a Man, which took in $33 million.
The new Zac Efron film -- written by The Notebook author Nicholas Sparks -- The Lucky One debuted at number 2 with $22.8 million, pushing The Hunger Games down to number 3 with $14.5 million. The Disney documentary Chimpanzee debuted at number 4 with $10.2 million, and last week's number 2 film The Three Stooges was bumped down three spots to number 5 with $9.2 million.
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There apparently seems to be no stopping The Hunger Games! The futuristic film featuring teens battling to the death beat out both newcomers The Three Stooges and The Cabin in the Woods, taking in $21 million.
The long-awaited Three Stooges took second place with $17 million while the Joss Whedon-produced horror comedy The Cabin in the Woods pulled in $14 million over the weekend. Titanic 3D was bumped down one spot from last week's number 3 with $11.9 million while American Reunion rounds out the top 5 -- down 3 from last week -- with $10.4 million.
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Although lightning may have struck twice at the box office for James Cameron, the same cannot be said of his film Titanic.
The hype surrounding The Hunger Games has been justified, considering the film has now maintained its number 1 position at the box office for three weeks in a row -- this week earning $33.5 million. The latest installment of the American Pie series, American Reunion, took in $21.5 million in its first week while Titanic 3D pulled in $17.4 million in its debut. Action film Wrath of the Titans was bumped down to fourth from its number 2 spot last week with $15 million while the Snow White adaptation Mirror, Mirror is down 2 spots from last week, landing fifth with $11 million.
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"We do look very different…He's fatter now – I'm thinner. It's true, though!"
- Titanic actress Kate Winslet reflects upon how much she and her co-star Leonardo DiCaprio have changed since the film first came out in 1997.
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Billy Zane felt "typecast" after he starred in Titanic. The 46-year-old actor - who portrayed Cal Hockley in the 1997 epic drama - admitted while landing such a coveted role in the movie was "a gift," he became "synonymous with playing bad guys" among casting directors immediately afterwards.
"It's a gift for any actor to be part of such a wonderful movie - it was a blessing. But in terms of a curse, Hollywood in particular is notorious for taking less risks for more money. So when it comes to casting in particular, there's quite a bit of type casting. And they always try to make 'last year's movie,' which is a big mistake, instead of 'next year's movie.' I was synonymous with playing bad guys. So it forces you to become a little more inventive and embrace your independence and direct your own movies, and make your own life."
With the Oscar-winning movie re-released on April 6 in state of the art 3D, Billy explained watching Titanic a second time around allowed him to finally feel "sympathy" for his bad boy character:
James Cameron thinks Titanic is a "metaphor" for the end of the human race.
The writer and director of the 1997 epic movie thinks the tale of Jack and Rose - portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - is still relevant 12 years later because the sinking of the legendary ship represents the problem of global warming.
"I think we're facing a century of adversity on a global scale because we're just going past all of nature's boundaries for how we create food and how we create energy. This is the century where we're either going to figure it out and get our s**t together as a species or we're going down. TheTitanic metaphor is there. We've been warned, the iceberg is right in front of us and we just can't seem to turn this big b***h of a ship fast enough not to hit it."
With the Oscar-winning movie re-released on April 6 in state of the art 3D, James warned the human race is currently "recklessly charging towards an iceberg," proving the film still has "meaning" today.
Gloria Stuart, best known for dropping that large necklace into the water in Titanic, passed away on Monday. She was 100 years old.
Although she had been appearing in movies since the 1930s, Stuart finally made film history in 1997. That was when the then 87-year-old actress became the oldest Oscar nominee ever. (She received a Best Supporting Actress nod for playing the 101-year-old version of Rose in the hit James Cameron film.)
Gloria, who had been diagnosed with lung cancer a few years back, died in her Los Angeles home. She leaves behind a daughter, four grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
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“After jumping up and making a fool of myself with my acceptance speech [for Titanic], I’m sure nobody wants to see me at the Academy Awards again… Or maybe they want me to win again to see if I can make an even bigger fool of myself.”
-Avatar‘s James Cameron explaining why his Oscars presence could make people cringe.
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James Cameron would love to work with Kate Winslet again, but isn’t sure about Leonardo DiCaprio.
The director - who worked alongside Kate and Leonardo when they played the lead roles in Titanic, one of the highest grossing films of all time - said he loved the way The Reader actress worked.
He told Playboy magazine: “I’d certainly work with Kate Winslet again; she’s very talented. Whereas Leo DiCaprio switches his acting on and off like a faucet, Kate’s acting process is to internalize all this stuff and use it.”
The Dark Knight might not be the “Best Film” of the year, but it was undoubtedly the most successful.
January’s re-release gave Knight the extra push it needed to officially cross the $1 billion mark. The sequel, with it’s $1.001 billion gross, now stands as the 4th highest-earner of all time. Only Titanic ($1.84 billion), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ($1.12 billion) and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest ($1.07 billion) have raked in more.
Domestically, Knight falls directly behind Titanic. The Warner Bros. production has earned $533.1 million on this side of the pond.
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