The Hunger Games beats Wrath of the Titans and Mirror Mirror at the weekend box office

THE HUNGER GAMES takes the weekend box office

I doubt no one is shocked that a sequel to a film no one really liked and a corny re-telling of a fairytale everyone has heard weren’t able to dethrone what might have been the biggest movie event of the year in THE HUNGER GAMES, but the phenomenon continued to roll on this weekend as the film hauled in about $63 million in only its second weekend.  That was more than enough to beat all challengers as WRATH OF THE TITANS pulled in about half that and MIRROR MIRROR about a third of that.  Again, that can’t be surprising given how huge THE HUNGER GAMES has become and how mediocre the other films were.

THE HUNGER GAMES is in a great position to make it three weeks in a row since next week it doesn’t have much competition.  We have AMERICAN REUNION, which even though it looks amusing, I can’t imagine that series bringing in serious cash.  We also have the 3D re-release of TITANIC, which I’ll be curious to see if it can attract an audience.  There was a time when TITANIC was the only thing we talked about.  But that was 1997 and I’m not convinced people still care.  Note: the numbers below will be updated as they become final.

1. The Hunger Games $63.5m

2. Wrath of the Titans $34.6m

3. Mirror Mirror $19.3m

4. 21 Jump Street $14.8m

5. Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax $8.3m

6. John Carter $2m

7. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen $1.7m

8. Act of Valor $1m

9. A Thousand Words $1.19m

10. Project X $950k

 

(Deadline)

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