Weekend Box Office: 'Hunger Games' Reigns Again, Passes $300 Millionby: Posted:
Like Katniss in the arena, "The Hunger Games" refuses to bow to the competition. "The Hunger Games" was the top movie at the box office for the third weekend in a row this Easter weekend, earning an approximate $33.5 million. That number (and the rest) might fluctuate depending on the actuals on Easter Sunday, but suffice it to say the movie is still doing quite well.
"Hunger Games" also passed the $300 million mark this weekend, landing at a cumulative total ofa bout $302.8M. It took only 17 days for the movie to pass that mark, making it the only non-holiday and non-sequel movie to do so that quickly.
"American Reunion" was the second place finisher over the weekend with $21.5 million, about on par with expectations for the fourth movie in the series. By comparison, "American Wedding" made about $33 million in its first weekend, but that was a summer release and after a nine-year hiatus, a bit of a drop is expected.
The 3D re-release of "Titanic" brought in $17.4 million over the weekend. The movie released earlier in the week, though, tacking on another $8.3 million before the weekend for a cume of $25.7 mil thus far. That already makes up for the $18 million it cost to upconvert the movie to 3D, but doesn't match the $30 million-ish that "The Lion King 3D" earned in its first weekend.
The fourth and fifth spots went to "Wrath of the Titans" with $15 million and "Mirror Mirror" with $11 million, respectively. That brings the cume for "Wrath" to $58.9M and "Mirror" to $36.5M, both after two weeks. This must be a disappointment for Relativity, who was hoping that the Easter weekend would give the family movie a boost after a disappointing opening weekend.
- "The Hunger Games" - $33.5 million ($302.8M)
- "American Reunion" - $21.5 million
- "Titanic" (3D) - $17.4 million ($25.7M)
- "Wrath of the Titans" - $15 million ($58.9M)
- "Mirror Mirror" - $11 million ($36.5M)