April 16, 2012
'The Hunger Games' remains Number One at US box office for fourth week
'The Three Stooges' and 'The Cabin in the Woods' fail to displace Suzanne Collins blockbuster
The adaptation of Suzanne Collins best-selling novel, The Hunger Games, has taken the top spot at the US Box Office for the fourth week in a row. The dystopian thriller becomes the first film since Avatar to remain at the top spot for four consecutive weeks, taking in an another $21.5m (£13.5m) domestically. Coupled with overseas figures The Hunger Games has now amassed over $500m globally.
The Gary Ross directed tale of teenagers fighting to the death for the entertainment of a future populace fought off competition from The Three Stooges remake, earning $17.1m (£10.7m), and comedy-horror The Cabin In The Woods with $14.8m (£9.3m).
Elsewhere, the 3D re-release of Titanic set an astonishing record in China, becoming the most successful opening weekend release of all-time with an estimated $58m (£36.5m).
James Cameron's multi-Oscar winning epic, re-released to tie in with the infamous ship's centennial anniversary, has now surpassed the $2 billion mark.
Next week sees the release of The Lucky One led by Zac Efron, based on a novel by Nicolas Sparks, vying to take over at the top from The Hunger Games. Back in early 2010, Avatar's lengthy Number One run was ended by Dear John, another adaptation of a Nicolas Sparks fiction.
For more Box Office stats and figures, visit BoxOfficeMojo.
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