Weekend Box Office: 'Hunger Games' Edges 'Stooges' to Win Weekend

It has now been four weeks since "The Hunger Games" opened in theaters, and all four weeks the powerhouse movie has taken the top spot at the box office. The Jennifer Lawrence starrer earned another healthy $21.5 million over the weekend, bringing its domestic cume to $337.1 million. The movie also passed $500 million globally, landing at $531.1M.

That was enough to edge new opener "The Three Stooges" to #2, as the movie earned a strong $17.1 million. The slapstick comedy not only marked the return of the trio of characters to the big screen in a reboot, but also marked the return of the Farrelly Brothers to the big screen.

Joss Whedon's "Cabin in the Woods" opened strong as well, as the Lionsgate horror film opened to $14.9 million. That was good enough for third place this weekend, and while it doesn't quite match the success of other recent horror films, Lionsgate has to be happy with the genre-bending effort.

The 3D release of "Titanic" brought in another $11.6 million domestically this week, putting its cume just under $200 million in a matter of weeks. The real surprise with "Titanic 3D" this week, though, was its overseas performance where it beat early opener "Battleship."

Coming in 5th was "American Reunion," as the four-quel earned $10.6 million in its second weekend. That brings the cume to a reasonable $39.9 million, and while it might not meet the success of previous installments in the series, the movie seems to be performing well enough.

Next weekend sees a sentimental romance in "The Lucky One" as well as the comedy "Think Like a Man," which is testing very well. Will one of these two be the first to topple "The Hunger Games?"

  1. "The Hunger Games" - $21.5 million ($337.1M)
  2. "The Three Stooges" - $17.1 million
  3. "Cabin in the Woods" - $14.9 million
  4. "Titanic 3D" - $11.6 million ($190.5M)
  5. "American Reunion" - $10.6 million ($39.9M)