Some movies have to be experienced on the big screen.
As I noted in my Star Wars: Episode I 3D review a few months ago, I am willing to suffer through awful movies, like the Star Wars prequel trilogy, to get to the good stuff like the original trilogy.
Luckily, audiences around the world don’t have to resist the temptation to gouge their eyes out watching horrid movies to get to experience Titanic the way it was intended to be viewed.
Thanks to an $18 million 3-D upgrade. James Cameron’s epic and wildly successful Titanic has returned to theatres and, based on the microcosm of my viewing of it, Titanic still resonates with audience members 15 years after its original release.
Another week and another period of stagnant and stubborn rule atop the box office for The Hunger Games. The box office’s champ for the fourth consecutive week brought in $21.5 million to bring its total up to $337.1 Million. The Hunger Games becomes the first film since Avatar to rule the box office for four consecutive weeks.
Coming in second was the first of the plethora of new releases, as The Three Stooges brought in $21.5 million during its first three days in theaters. The Farrelly Brothers’ take on the age-old comedic trio did a good job bringing in the younger crowd with its PG rating, likely sapping 40-50 percent of the younger crowd that had seen The Hunger Games during its run. Cabin in the Woods was the top R-Rated release, drawing $14.9 Million over the weekend. The thriller directed by Drew Goddard opened to rave reviews, but was unable to bring the numbers expected to take away the weekend crowd. Lockout, the action-thriller starring Guy Pearce, finished in ninth with a meager $6.3 million.