It’s been a strong weekend at the box office, with juggernaut “Hunger Games” passing the $250 million mark. It’s not surprising, considering the media blitz, hordes of book fans and critical acclaim. Not only did it handily beat the other films for the top spot, it did so over two brand new releases.
“Wrath of the Titans” took second place with $34.6 million so far this weekend, meaning it once again didn’t surpass the original, which was a remake of the 1981 film. “Mirror Mirror” also opened this weekend, but failed to lure as many audience members as the studio hoped. The film is in third place with $19.3 million so far.
In fourth place, “21 Jump Street” pulled in $14.8 million, giving it $92.8 over all. In fifth, “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” took in $8.3 so far this weekend, giving it a total of $189.8 million. In sixth is the disappointing “John Carter 3D” which took in only $2 million this weekend, with a total of $66.2. “Salmon Fishing In the Yemen” grabbed $1.7 million, totaling $3.6 for seventh place, while “Act of Valor 3D” made $1.3/$69 million overall. “A Thousand Words” and “Project X” grabbed the last two spots with $1.0/$6.5 and $950,000/$53.5 respectively.