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‘Titans,’ ‘Mirror Mirror’ No Match for ‘Hunger Games’


‘Titans,’ ‘Mirror Mirror’ No Match for ‘Hunger Games’

Perseus and Snow White were no match for Katniss Everdeen, as The Hunger Games held on to the top spot against the VFX-heavy sequel Wrath of the Titans and Tarsem’s Mirror Mirror.

Lionsgate’s Hunger Games earned $61 million in its second weekend at the domestic box office, pushing its total to just past the quarter-billion dollar mark. The movie, based on the Suzanne Collins novel, has so far pulled in $113 million overseas for a $364 million worldwide total.

Warner Bros.’ Titans, meanwhile, debuted with $34 million, a drop from the $61 million opening of 2010’s Clash of the Titans. The film did much better abroad, taking in $78 million overseas for a $112 million worldwide opening. Mirror Mirror, from Relativity, came in third with a $19 million debut, adding $11 million in overseas ticket sales.

Illumination/Universal’s The Lorax added $8 million in its fifth weekend of release to its domestic total, which now stands at $189 million, with $37 million earned overseas. Disney’s John Carter came in sixth with a $2 million weekend, for a $66 million domestic total offset by $188 million earned overseas for a $254 million worldwide total

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island came in 10th for the weekend with $835,000 in ticket sales. It’s on the verge of the century mark domestically with $98 million. Its overseas total of $214 million brings the Warner Bros. release to $312 million overall. Fox’s Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked added $220,000 to its total, which now stands at $132 million domestic and $205 million foreign for $337 million overall.

And Studio Ghibli’s The Secret World of Arrietty made $93,000 in its seventh weekend of release for an $18 million domestic run. The film has made $126 million overseas for a $144 million total.


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