The Hunger Games grossed $4.14 million on Monday to lead the daily box office for an 18th consecutive day. The blockbuster adaptation from Lionsgate fell 43 percent from Sunday and was down just 8 percent from last Monday. The Monday after Easter is typically a strong day at the box office by midweek standards, especially for films that appeal to kids and or teens, and that was certainly the case yesterday. The Hunger Games has grossed a simply massive $306.59 million through 18 days of release. That currently places the film 14 percent ahead of the pace of 2010's Alice in Wonderland.
Universal's American Reunion placed in second with $2.28 million. That was enough to outpace Paramount's Titanic 3D by a slim $80,573 for the day. American Reunion fell 52 percent from Sunday, as films aimed at adults experienced the day's poorer daily holds in general. American Reunion has grossed $23.80 million in four days, which is lackluster by the previous standards of the franchise. The film is currently running 19 percent ahead of the pace of last year's Scream 4.
Titanic 3D took third place with $2.20 million. The 3D re-issue was down a healthy 37 percent from Sunday. Clearly, the film's Sunday performance took an extra-large hit from the Easter holiday, due in part to the film's running time of over three hours. Through six days of release Titanic 3D has grossed $27.85 million. That places the film nearly on par with the $27.73 million six-day start of 2010's The Last Song, which also opened the Wednesday before Easter. The lifetime unadjusted domestic gross for Titanic currently stands at $628.64 million.
Relativity's Mirror Mirror held up especially well on Monday to place in fourth with $1.83 million. The Tarsem Singh directed family film was down just 28 percent from Sunday and up 19 percent over last Monday. Meanwhile, Warner's Wrath of the Titans took fifth with $1.70 million. The pricey 3D fantasy sequel was down 53 percent from Sunday and down 34 percent from last Monday. Respective eleven-day grosses stand at $60.32 million for Wrath of the Titans and at $38.41 million for Mirror Mirror.