`Hunger Games` crosses $300m mark at box office to top Easter weekend

Last Updated: Monday, April 9, 2012 - 12:48

New York: The Hunger Games continued to reign at the weekend box office for a third straight time, grossing an estimated 33.5 million dollars.

The ensemble action-adventure flick with 302.8 million dollars in the domestic bank, is the second-fastest nonsequel to reach the 300 million dollars mark.

Meanwhile, the Titanic 3-D rerelease was left not only looking up at the year’s biggest blockbuster, but Stifler’s mom too in ‘Pie’ sequel.

American Reunion took second place with a strong 21.5 million dollars Friday-Sunday debut.

Titanic 3D settled for third with 17.4 million dollars, an amount that at once isn’t bad for a 14-year-old movie, and isn’t great for an Oscar-winning classic that earlier ruled as Hollywood’s all-time moneymaker.

Titanic fell short even among 3-D rereleases.

The Leonardo DiCaprio-Kate Winslet movie failed to challenge the opening-weekend record posted last year by The Lion King (30.2 million dollars), and it failed to match this past winter’s debut of Star Wars: Episode I—The Phantom Menace (22.5 million dollars), E! Online reported.

The complete rundown of the weekend’s top movies, per Friday-Sunday domestic estimates as reported by the studios and BoxOfficeMojo.com is as follows:

`The Hunger Games`, 33.5 million dollars
`American Reunion`, 21.5 million dollars
`Titanic 3D`, 17.4 million dollars
`Wrath of the Titans`, 15 million dollars
`Mirror, Mirror`, 11 million dollars
`21 Jump Street`, 10.2 million dollars
`Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax`, 5 million dollars
`Salmon Fishing in the Yemen`, 975,000 dollars
`John Carter`, 800,000 dollars
`Safe House`, 581,000 dollars


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First Published: Monday, April 9, 2012 - 12:48

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