The Hunger Games has maintained its top position at the US weekend box office for the second week in a row with a revenue of $61.1 million.
According to studio estimates on Sunday, Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games was well ahead of Sam Worthington’s action sequel Wrath of the Titans, which opened in second-place with $34.2 million.
That’s far below the $61.2 million opening of its predecessor, Clash of the Titans.
However, distributor Warner Bros. opened Clash on Easter weekend, when young fans already were off school and in holiday mode. With Easter coming next weekend, the studio expects Wrath to catch up to Clash in the next few weeks.
Julia Roberts’ comic Snow White reinvention Mirror Mirror debuted at number 3 with $19 million. Released by Relativity Media, the film casts Roberts as the wicked queen opposite Lily Collins as Snow White.
Starring Jennifer Lawrence as a teen forced to compete in a televised death match, ‘The Hunger Games’ lifted its domestic total to $251 million after just 10 days."We’re obviously ecstatic at that quarter of a billion — I like the sound of that, by the way," the New York Post quoted David Spitz, head of distribution for Lionsgate as saying.
“We’re going into a period now with Easter weekend and spring break where literally 30 percent of kids are out of school starting tomorrow. ... We have a great opportunity to continue to play and play and play,” he said.
The Hunger Games shot past Dr. Seuss, The Lorax to become the top-grossing film this year.
While 21 Jump Street came in at number 4 with $15 million, The Lorax rounded off the top five.
Top 10 movies at the weekend box office were:
The Hunger Games – $61.1million
Wrath of the Titans – $4.2 million
Mirror Mirror – $19 million
21 Jump Street – $15 million
Dr. Seuss’ the Lorax – $8 million
John Carter – $2 million
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen – $1.3 million
Act of Valor – $1 million
A Thousand Words – $915,000
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – $835,000 dollars