For the second straight weekend, The Hunger Games ruled the box office. Sorry, Wrath of the Titans, but you should have come out a little later, because the Wrath of The Hunger Games is killing you.
See the full report from boxofficemojo.com. Here’s an excerpt:
Box office phenomenon The Hunger Games was once again the undisputed champ this weekend, as it had little difficulty fending off unimpressive fantasy flicks Wrath of the Titans and Mirror Mirror. With that strong holdover performance, and two newcomers combining for over $50 million, the Top 12 earned an estimated $145 million (a 27 percent improvement over the same period last year).
The Hunger Games fell 60 percent to an estimated $61.1 million this weekend. That ranks as the seventh-highest second weekend ever, though it fell behind Avatar, Spider-Man and Alice in Wonderland among non-sequels. Still, that drop was lighter than the decline for any of the Twilight movies that opened on a Friday including the first one, which lost 62 percent in its second weekend.
The sci-fi book adaptation is expected to pass $250 million on Sunday, which makes it the fifth-fastest movie to ever reach that milestone (first among non-sequels). Through just 10 days in theaters, The Hunger Games has earned $251 million, and it could be on track for a final tally around $350 million.
What will be interesting to find out is if The Hunger Games can win next weekend again, with Titanic in 3D coming out. That could be a tall order, but that doesn’t mean Gary Ross’s juggernaut will slow down too much.