Monday, April 9, 2012
The Hunger Games’ surpasses $300 million in North America
ArtsBeat reports: The kids of The Hunger Games, even in their third weekend in theaters, ran laps around the rested adults of American Reunion, selling an estimated $33.5 million in tickets to repeat as the No. 1 movie in North America.
The Hunger Games has now taken in $302.8 million at the domestic box office, according to Hollywood.com, which compiles ticketing data.
In Games related news, looks like director Gary Ross will not be back for the sequel.
American Reunion, the R-rated continuation of the 13-year-old American Pie franchise, was second with ticket sales of about $21.5 million. Universal Pictures and its financing partner spent about $50 million to make American Reunion, which brought back the original cast and was directed by Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg of Harold & Kumar fame.
Paramount’s 3-D re-release of Titanic placed third with about $17.4 million in tickets sales, for a total since its Wednesday arrival in theaters of $25.7 million. Converting Titanic into 3-D cost about $18 million.
Wrath of the Titans was fourth, taking in about $15 million for a two-week total of $58.9 million. Mirror Mirror rounded out the top five, selling an estimated $11 million in tickets for a soft two-week total of $36.5 million.