‘Hunger Games’ tops US box office for third week

The Hunger Games has held tight to its top spot in the US box office for the third week running.

While two new films premiered this weekend, including the long-awaited 15th anniversary re-release of Titanic 3D, the big-screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ young adult dystopian novel continued its winning streak, taking in $33.5 million in ticket sales.

American Reunion, the latest instalment in the American Pie franchise, came in second place with a strong opening of $21.5 million, while James Cameron’s historical drama Titanic 3D landed in the third place spot with $17.4 million.

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 retaining a place in 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.

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