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For a third weekend in a row Hunger Games dominated the box office and at the same time cruised past the $300 million mark in domestic sales. While the movie's continued success isn't shocking, it was something of a surprise to see it do so well against the new competition in theaters.

James Cameron relaunched his 1997 epic box office success romance/disaster flick Titanic in 3D this week, but after five days in theaters it has only earned $25 million, $17 million of it this weekend. That was good enough for 3rd place, but possibly not as good as some expected. Bear in mind though, for many this weekend is the celebration of Easter and Cameron's movies have a tendency towards long, slow box office burns. But this time around it's a fair bet Titanic 3D will sink quietly into icy waters, making its return to theaters nicely timed with the actual sinking of the Titanic's 100th anniversary, but ill timed for box office success.

Slightly outperforming Titanic was another throw back to the 90s, sequel to 1999'sAmerican Pie, American Reunion. Banking $21 million for second place, it only outdid its predecessor's $18 million opening weekend thanks to inflation. In today's ticket prices American Pie would have almost $30 million.

While this wasn't the slowest weekend in box office history, it was certainly a quiet one for all but the highest earners. It's rare to have two or even one top ten movie bank less than a million dollars. This weekend there were three, the lowest being Safe House which, in its ninth week, cleared the number ten spot with little better than $500,000.

For the full weekend top ten, check out the chart below:

The Hunger Games $33,500,000 Total: $302,839,000 LW: 1 WR: 3
THTRS: 4,137
American Reunion $21,500,000 Total: $21,500,000 LW: N WR: 1
THTRS: 3,192
Titanic 3D $17,350,000 Total: $25,710,000 LW: N WR: 1
THTRS: 2,674
Wrath of the Titans $15,010,000 Total: $58,899,000 LW: 2 WR: 2
THTRS: 3,545
Mirror Mirror $11,000,000 Total: $36,473,000 LW: 3 WR: 2
THTRS: 3,618
21 Jump Street $10,200,000 Total: $109,577,000 LW: 4 WR: 4
THTRS: 3,009
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax $5,000,000 Total: $198,200,000 LW: 5 WR: 6
THTRS: 3,003
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen $975,000 Total: $4,639,000 LW: 7 WR: 5
THTRS: 524
John Carter $820,000 Total: $67,973,000 LW: 6 WR: 5
THTRS: 1,015
Safe House $581,000 Total: $124,751,000 LW: 12 WR: 9
THTRS: 482

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