April 09, 2012

NEWS: The Hunger Games - #1 for the 3rd week, sinks Titanic and eclipses all Twilight movies

The Hunger Games stays on top of the box-office 3 weeks in a row, sinking new competitors such as the 3D re-release of the 1997's "Titanic" and the 8th installment of the American Pie film series, "American Reunion." Read the report from TheWrap:
“The Hunger Games” remained the No. 1 movie in North America for the third weekend in a row, beating Universal's new comedy “American Reunion” and clobbering the 3D re-release of “Titanic.” 
In its third weekend of release, Lionsgate's PG-13 “The Hunger Games” grossed $33.5 million. The R-rated “American Reunion,” the latest in Universal's successful “American Pie” franchise, opened to a respectable $21.5 million. And the 3D rerelease of “Titanic,” the PG-13 blockbuster first released in 1997, took $17.4 million. 
The weekend pushed "The Hunger Games" over the $300 million mark domestically. The movie, still showing at 4,137 domestic locations, now has grossed $302.8 million. Lionsgate said the film added another $25.f million overseas this week, raising its international total to $157.1 million and its overall global take to $460 million.

Meanwhile, The Hunger Games has also eclipsed ALL of the Twilight movies' domestic gross, as reported by LA Times. 
"The Hunger Games"surpassed the $300-million milestone at the box office over the weekend, making the film more popular with American moviegoers than any of the "Twilight" installments. 
The movie has collected $302.8 million in the U.S. and Canada alone; the highest domestic gross for a "Twilight" film was November's "Breaking Dawn — Part 1," which sold $300.5-million worth of tickets by the end of its run.
Way to go Hunger Gamers! How many times have you guys seen the movie? 

Source: TheWrap and LATimes 


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