Fans of The Hunger Games continue to feed the frenzy as the film scored its second straight victory at the weekend box office. The Suzanne Collins page-to-screen effort added another $61.1 million in its second week of release. The flick broke all kinds of records last week with its $155 million debut. Even with three new films opening this weekend -- Wrath of the Titans, Mirror Mirror and Goon -- the story of Katniss and her adventures made almost twice as much as its nearest competitor.
The sequel to 2010’s Clash of the Titans, Wrath of the Titans, had to settle for a second place finish with a respectable $34.2 million. Julia Roberts’ turn as the Evil Queen to Lily Collins’ Snow White scored third place for Tarsem Singh’s Mirror Mirror with a $19 million take.
The last film that wasn’t The Hunger Games to top the box office, 21 Jump Street, continued its solid performance with a fourth place finish, scoring $15 million. The Lorax also kept up solid numbers with its fifth place finish, adding another $8 million to its haul.
Box office top 10:
1. The Hunger Games, $61.1 million
2. Wrath of the Titans, $34.2 million
3. Mirror Mirror, $19 million
4. 21 Jump Street, $15 million
5. The Lorax, $8 million
6. John Carter, $2 million
7. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, $1.3 million
8. Act of Valor, $1 million
9. A Thousand Words, $915,000
10. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, $835,000