For the second weekend in a row, The Hunger Games is the highest earning movie at the box office, earning $61.1 million this week. Due to wildly positive reviews as well as word-of-mouth, this doesnt come as a huge surprise. In 10 days, its worldwide haul is about $365 million. It has surpassed Dr. Seuss the Lorax ($189.6 million domestically) to become the top-grossing film this year.
Sam Worthingtons action sequel Wrath of the Titans opened in second place with $34.2 million. Thats far below the $61.2 million opening of its predecessor, Clash of the Titans, two years ago. However, the film was the top draw overseas with $78 million. That gave it a worldwide total of $112.2 million.
Julia Roberts comic Snow White reinvention Mirror Mirror debuted in third with $19 million. Released by Relativity Media, the film casts Roberts as the wicked queen opposite Lily Collins as Snow White. The film has gotten mixed reviews so far.
21 Jump Street came in fourth, adding $15 million to its total. The film has generated positive reviews and well as word-of-mouth (its hilarious). Rounding out the top five is Dr. Seuss the Lorax with $8 million.
In limited release, the Weinstein Co. documentary Bully opened strongly with $115,000 in five theaters, a healthy result for a non-fiction film.
What did you see this weekend?