US Box office actuals 23-25 March 2012

US Box Office actuals for weekend 23-25 March 2012

Hit the jump for final US box office numbers and total studio grosses for 2012.

# Movie title Studio Weeks in release 3 Day Weekend $ Total $
1 NEW The Hunger Games Lionsgate NEW $152.5 million $152.5 million
2 \/ 21 Jump Street Sony 2 $20.5 million $70.2 million
3 \/ The Lorax Universal 4 $13.2 million $177.2 million
4 \/ John Carter Disney/Buena Vista 3 $5 million $62 million
5 – Act of Valour Relativity 5 $2 million $65.9 million
6 \/ Project X Warner Brothers 4 $1.9 million $51.7 million
7 \/ A Thousand Words Paramount 3 $1.9 million $15.4 million
8 NEW October Baby SG NEW $1.7 million $1.7 million
9 \/ Safe House Universal 7 $1.4 million $122 million
10 \/ Journey 2 Warner Brothers 7 $1.4 million $97 million

‘The Hunger Games’ opened to $152.5 million and walked into the history books in the process. ‘The Hunger Games’ now has the third highest opening of all time behind ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two’ ($169 million) and ‘The Dark Knight’ ($158 million).

It’s also the second fastest film to make $100 million and the third fastest film to make $150 million. To cap it all off ‘The Hunger Games’ has become Lionsgate studio’s highest grossing film on its opening alone.

‘The Hunger Games’ had an alleged budget of $80 million plus the addition of marketing costs. $152.2 million should put the film firmly in the black and no doubt Lionsgate executives will be swimming around in the profits Scrooge McDuck style. It’s also bumped up the earning power of the studio that is currently outranking heavyweights including Warner Brothers, Paramount and Disney with total box office gross for new 2012 releases. The big summer blockbusters will change these stats but Lionsgate should celebrate while they can.

’21 Jump Street’ continued its strong run with $20.5 million, inching it closer to the $100 million mark and ‘The Lorax’ continued its push to $200 million by adding $13.2 million to its gross.

Studio grosses for 2012 releases as of 25 March 2012

# Studio # films released Cume
1 Universal 5 $399 million
2 Screen Gems Sony/Columbia 4 $283 million
3 Lionsgate 4 $215 million
4 Fox 4 $206 million
5 Warner Brothers 3 $174 million
6 Disney/Buena Vista 3 $127 million
7 Relativity 2 $83 million
8 Paramount/Dreamworks 2 $66 million
9 Open Road Films 2 $62 million
10 CBS Films 2 $54 million
11 Summit 2 $29 million
12 Roadside Attractions 2 $7.6 million
13 SG 1 $1.7 million
14 Weinstein Company 3 $1.4 million

Stats via Box Office Mojo

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