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The Hunger Games stays atop Box office in its third week

The big-screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins's young adult dystopian novel continued its winning streak, taking in $33.5 million in ticket sales. The last installment in the American Pie franchise, American Reunion came in the second place with a strong opening of $21.5 million, while the other new entry this week James Cameron's Titanic re-release secured the third place with $17.4 million earnings.

The Hunger Games stays atop Box Office in its the third week running, while two new films premiered this weekend – American Reunion and Titanic 3D could not surpass it. The big-screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins's young adult dystopian novel continued its winning streak, taking in $33.5 million in ticket sales. The last installment in the American Pie franchise, American Reunion came in the second place with a strong opening of $21.5 million, while the other new entry this week James Cameron's Titanic re-release secured the third place with $17.4 million earnings.


Sam Worthington's Wrath of the Titans fell two spots to number four with $15 million, while Snow White remake Mirror Mirror was also bumped two spots to number five with $11 million. Other films rounding the Top 10 included Zac Efron's The Lorax and 21 Jump Street, both of which slipped two spots but still managed to bring in $5 million and $10.2 million respectively. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen and John Carter also held strong, while Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington's Safe House saw an improvement, moving from number 12 to ten with $581,000.


Safe House follows a CIA operative (Washington) who has been put in charge of safeguarding Washington's suspected criminal and former government agent Tobin Frost (Reynolds) in a supposedly secret location in South Africa.


The US box office top ten in full (studio estimates):


  1. (1) The Hunger Games - $33,500,000
  2. (-) American Reunion - $21,500,000
  3. (-) Titanic 3D - $17,350,000
  4. (2) Wrath of the Titans - $15,010,000
  5. (3) Mirror Mirror - $11,000,000
  6. (4) 21 Jump Street - $10,200,000
  7. (5) Dr. Seuss' The Lorax - $5,000,000
  8. (7) Salmon Fishing in the Yemen - $975,000
  9. (6) John Carter - $820,000
  10. (12) Safe House - $581, 000


 
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