In Theaters: 'Wrath of the Titans', 'Mirror Mirror'

Posted 6:49 PM March 30th, 2012 by Binh Ngo
Wrath of the Titans

The Hunger Games had a monster opening last weekend and set all sorts of records with its $152 million haul over three days. While it had the third biggest opening of all time, behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 and The Dark Knight, it sits at the top as the biggest opener for March and as the biggest opener for a non-sequel.

While The Hunger Games will cool down in its second weekend, it is still expected to dominate with a take of around $72 million despite competition from Wrath of the Titans and Mirror Mirror.

Sam Worthington is back as the half-god Perseus in Wrath of the Titans, the sequel to 2010's Clash of the Titans. In Perseus' latest adventure, he has to save the world from a host of rampaging Titans, since the Olympian Gods have lost their powers.

Review-wise, Wrath has a Tomatometer similar to the its 2010 predecessor: 26% for Wrath vs 28% for Clash. Critics say despite the improved visuals, the weaknesses of the first movies such as deficiencies in the plot, dialogue and acting have been carried over to the sequel.

Unfortunately for Warner Bros, the domestic box office for Wrath of the Titans won't be anywhere near that of Clash. The first movie opened with $61 million, but the sequel is only projected to open somewhere between $36-$40 million range this weekend.

Mirror Mirror, the first of two Snow White movies in theaters this year, is a comedy starring Lily Collins as Snow White and Julia Roberts as the evil queen. Will much hilarity ensue?

With a Tomatometer of 49%, Mirror Mirror is reviewed better than I expected it to be. The movie looks good, but, from the trailer previews, it seems like an odd duck. Critics appear to be split on this one, but despite that, Mirror Mirror is projected to make between $22-$24 million this weekend.

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