Did Wrath overtake Hunger? Let’s just say the odds are not in the favor of Wrath.
|Rank||Film Title||Prev. Rank|
|1.||The Hunger Games||$58,551,063||$248,483,901|
|2.||Wrath of the Titans||$33,457,188||$33,457,188|
|4.||21 Jump Street||$14,830,066||$92,882,690|
|5.||Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax||$7,784,645||$189,332,445|
|7.||Salmon Fishing in the Yemen||$1,272,643||$3,169,622|
|8.||Act of Valor||$1,001,906||$67,745,400|
|9.||A Thousand Words||$902,587||$16,508,068|
|10.||Journey 2: The Mysterious Island||$810,388||$98,455,595|
All data courtesy of [Rentrak Corporation]
The Titans may have brought the Wrath, but it wasn’t enough to stop the Hunger seeing as for the second week in a row The Hunger Games topped the box office. Wrath of the Titans did manage to squeeze into second with about $33.5 million, which almost doubled what Mirror Mirror earned in third. The two newcomers managed to push 21 Jump Street and The Lorax out of the top three and into fourth and fifth, while John Carter fell from fourth to sixth. And out of nowhere comes Salmon Fishing in the Yemen to take 7 (seriously, out of thin air). Act of Valor and A Thousand Words both fell three places into eight and ninth, and Journey 2 rounded out the top 10, earning just over $810,000.
I’m beginning to see the summer trend of the top three earning a significantly large amount of money over the bottom three which usually earn below a million. So it would appear the Summer of Moviegeddon ’12 has started. Want to know if Wrath of the Titans was worthy of second place? Check out our [review] and decide for yourself. This week sees the return of James Cameron’s Titanic in 3D, as well as the American Pie crew returning in American Reunion. Stay warm moviegoers.