Two blasts from the past hope to overcome the future this weekend at the box office.
That would be the fourth “American Pie” movie released in theaters (there are apparently four others that went straight to DVD) and the 3-D rerelease of 1997′s “Titanic” (the number two box office hit of all-time) going up against the record-breaking “The Hunger Games,” which could possibly hit $300 million domestically (something like $425 million worldwide) by Sunday.
Expectations are that all three movies will bring in around $30 million. If “Hunger Games” manages to win the box office for the third week in a row, it might show the film is bringing in repeat viewers, which was the key to the huge success of “Titanic.”
I’m guessing “Hunger Games” will take the lead, with “Titanic” right behind and “Reunion” coming in third. The real winner, though will likely be the overall box office — three movies bringing $30 million on the same weekend in April would be impressive.