"Hunger Games" is still ruling the box office, despite competition from "American Pie: Reunion" and "Titanic 3D".
The box-office leader is about a girl who takes part in a reality show where the winner has to fight to the death on live television. According to the BBC, the film has made more than £290 million from across the world; it cost only £49 million to make.
"Great word of mouth, coupled with a release date that has given it a pretty open playing field, has allowed the film to effectively dominate the marketplace," box office analyst Paul Dergarabedian told the BBC.
The Jennifer Lawrence starrer is an adaptation of a novel by Suzanne Collins. A sequel is being planned for the "Hunger Games", titled "Catching Fire". There were rumours director Garry Ross would opt out of the sequel but nothing has been confirmed officially. Ross, who is at present holidaying with his family, has not commented on the matter.
However, there are also rumours the sequel has been in the works since November, with author Suzanne Collins collaborating. According to Ace Showbiz, in "Catching Fire", Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark will be punished for their defiance by being forced to compete in a special 75th staging of the "Hunger Games", where they must compete against past winners. Apparently, present stars Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth are set to return. "Catching Fire" could see a late November 2013 release in the US; other release dates are not known.
Meanwhile, the BBC reports that "American Pie: Reunion", made 13 years after the original "American Pie" made £13.5 million over the weekend, while "Titanic 3D" made £10.9 million (it made £16m including early screenings on Wednesday and Thursday).
According to the Daily Mail, "Wrath of the Titans" rung up £9.5 million domestically, which was enough for the film to slide into fourth position. It has fared far better overseas however, where it pulled in £27 million to lift its global total, after two weekends, to £133 million. The Snow White fable "Mirror Mirror, earned £7 million; the gross domestic total, since opening last weekend, is £23 million.