The Hunger Games has cemented its position as a true movie powerhouse, managing the increasingly rare feat of staying top of the US box office for three weeks, passing through the $300 million mark as it did so. That puts it ahead of all the Twilight movies’ final tallies, suggesting Lionsgate has something truly exceptional on its hands.
However the real battle of the weekend was between Titanic and American Reunion, with many questioning which would end up in the second spot at the US bo office. In the end it was American Reunion with $21.5 million that won out, which was a long way off the last two theatrical Pie movies, but that’s perhaps not unexpected for a franchise that’s been out of cinemas for a decade.
Titanic came third with $17.3 million over the weekend and $25 million since it opened last Wednesday. It’s not an amazing box office take, but with the Titanic anniversary still to come and overseas reporting healthy business, it’s still likely to be viewed as a success by the end of its run.
Take a look below for the US box office top 10 for the weekend of April 6th-8th.
|Rank||Title||Weekend Gross (millions)||Total Gross to date (millions)|
|1||The Hunger Games||$33.5||$302.8|
|4||Wrath Of The Titans||$15.0||$58.8|
|6||21 Jump Street||$10.2||$109.5|
|7||Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax||$5.0||$198.2|
|8||Salmon Fishing In The Yemen||$0.97||$4.6|