Many thought this would be the weekend The Hunger Games finally came back to Earth. With two clear wins in the film’s first two chances, it was assumed consumers would largely take their dollars elsewhere once they were given American Reunion and Titanic as applicable theater choices, but as it turns out, the adaptation three weekends in is still more appealing than the aforementioned alternatives.
The Hunger Games grossed an impressive $33,500,000, easily beating out American Reunion and Titanic 3D which each took home more than ten million dollars less. That’s a pretty impressive beat down, and over the next few weeks, it’s not clear whether any new films will be able to dethrone The Hunger Games.
Next weekend, The Cabin In The Woods and The Three Stooges will offer some competition, and seven days later, Disney’s loveable-looking Chimpanzee will join The Lucky One and Think Like A Man in an attempt to dethrone Katniss and company. I’m not convinced any will have what it takes, but in order for none of the films to do it almost by default, Hunger Games enthusiasts will need to continue showing up in droves. It’s probably going to take at least twenty million to beat Chimpanzee, and it’s unclear whether audiences have that much of a taste for teenage blood.
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