The Hunger Games fell 50 percent to an estimated $6.45 million on Friday. The movie has now held first place for 22 days in a row, and it should finish the weekend on top with over $20 million. So far, The Hunger Games has earned over $322 million, and it now ranks 26th on the all-time domestic chart.
The Three Stooges took second place with $5.65 million. That's lower than most major TV adaptations, including notorious disappointment Land of the Lost ($7.1 million). Still, it made more in one day than The Honeymooners earned on its opening weekend ($5.54 million), and the modestly-budget Farrelly Brothers movie could finish the weekend with close to $20 million if it manages to draw family audiences on Saturday and Sunday (though a more reasonable forecast is around $17 million).
The Cabin in the Woods opened just behind Stooges with an estimated $5.5 million, which is a fairly unremarkable Friday the 13th opening for a horror movie. Among Lionsgate horror movies, it was off from all Saw movies with the exception of the first, and it also made notably less than My Bloody Valentine 3-D ($8.2 million) and Hostel ($7.6 million). It did at least wind up higher than last April's Insidious ($4.78 million, and not a Lionsgate movie), and that had the supernatural angle going for it. Cabin should get to around $15 million for the weekend.
Coming off Good Friday, last weekend's openers both fell hard yesterday. American Reunion plummeted 63 percent to $3.4 million, which brings its total to $32.6 million. In comparison, American Wedding had already earned $54.7 million through its eighth day in theaters. Meanwhile, Titanic 3D dropped 53 percent to $3.36 million, and its 10-day total reached $36.1 million.
Lockout eked out a $2.23 million opening day, which is off from recent modest Luc Besson productions Colombiana ($3.73 million), Transporter 3 ($3.3 million) and From Paris with Love ($2.95 million). The movie probably won't make it to $7 million this weekend, and could drop as low as eighth place behind 21 Jump Street and Mirror Mirror.
• 'Stooges,' 'Cabin' Try to Knock Out Katniss
• Grosses for Friday, April 13, 2012