The Hunger Games Sinks the Titanic and takes a bit out of American Pie

Two big new movies were hoping to end The Hunger Games stranglehold on the top of the box office, but to no avail. The blockbuster Games easily scored a third week on top with $33.5 million for a gargantuan total of $302 million. While audiences still have the hunger for Hunger, a few did want some desert as the fourth theatrical film (and eighth overall) in the American Pie series, American Reunion, opened to a passable $21.5 million. While that’s an ok number, it’s not likely to lead to a new rush of films for this franchise. It was enough to push Titanic 3D underwater a bit as the re-issue took in $17 million for a total of $25 million since its debut on Wednesday. That’s not to bad considering everyone on Earth has probably already seen it a cajillion times…. With Sunday being Easter, the numbers could change a little, so head to Box Office Mojo tomorrow for the final tallies and take a look at the new top ten below.

LW Title (click to view) Studio Weekend Gross % Change Theater Count / Change Average Total Gross Budget* Week #
1 1 The Hunger Games LGF $33,500,000 -42.8% 4,137 – $8,098 $302,839,000 $78 3
2 N American Reunion Uni. $21,500,000 – 3,192 – $6,736 $21,500,000 $50 1
3 N Titanic 3D Par. $17,350,000 – 2,674 – $6,488 $25,710,000 $18 1
4 2 Wrath of the Titans WB $15,010,000 -55.1% 3,545 – $4,234 $58,899,000 $150 2
5 3 Mirror Mirror Rela. $11,000,000 -39.3% 3,618 +15 $3,040 $36,473,000 $85 2
6 4 21 Jump Street Sony $10,200,000 -31.2% 3,009 -139 $3,390 $109,577,000 $42 4
7 5 Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax Uni. $5,000,000 -35.8% 3,003 -261 $1,665 $198,200,000 $70 6
8 7 Salmon Fishing in the Yemen CBS $975,000 -23.4% 524 +41 $1,861 $4,639,000 – 5
9 6 John Carter BV $820,000 -59.6% 1,015 -1,382 $808 $67,973,000 $250 5
10 12 Safe House Uni. $581,000 -25.5% 482 -247 $1,205 $124,751,000 $85 9

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