The Hunger Games and the marketplace in general strengthened nicely on Tuesday as the Easter holiday approaches.

'The Hunger Games' Leads Tuesday with $5.32 Million

on April 04, 2012 by Daniel Garris

The Hunger Games grossed $5.32 million on Tuesday to continue to lead the daily box office. The blockbuster adaptation from Lionsgate has now led the daily box office for twelve straight days, but could fall to second place in the daily rankings today with the debut of Paramount's Titanic 3D. The Hunger Games was up a solid 18 percent over Monday, though it should also be noted that daily holds were strong in general yesterday thanks in part to Monday's grosses being deflated by the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship and in part to the growing proximity to the Easter holiday as Holy Week continues on. Compared to last Tuesday, The Hunger Games was down 49 percent. The Hunger Games has grossed a simply massive $258.33 million through twelve days. That places the film 17 percent ahead of the pace of 2010's Alice in Wonderland; though daily grosses for The Hunger Games have now fallen behind daily grosses for Alice in Wonderland at the same point in its run.

Wrath of the Titans held steady in second with $2.94 million. The 3D fantasy sequel from Warner Bros. was up 14 percent over Monday, though that did represent the day's poorest daily hold among wide releases. Wrath of the Titans has grossed $38.97 million in five days of release. That places the film a disappointing 48 percent behind the pace of 2010's Clash of the Titans and 5 percent behind the pace of 2008's 10,000 B.C. However, it should be noted that Wrath of the Titans is performing far stronger internationally than it is domestically.

Relativity's Mirror Mirror grossed $1.97 million to remain in third place. The Tarsem Singh directed family film starring Julia Roberts and Lily Collins was up an encouraging 29 percent over Monday. Mirror Mirror has grossed a slightly softer than expected $21.64 million through five days, but hopes to hold up well going forward thanks in part to what should continue to be strong midweek grosses the rest of this week and next week. The film is currently running 27 percent behind the pace of 2007's Meet the Robinsons.

Sony's 21 Jump Street took in $1.72 million to continue to claim fourth. The crowd pleasing R-rated comedy was up 28 percent over Monday and down a healthy 22 percent from last Tuesday. 21 Jump Street continues to exceed expectations with a 19-day start of $95.94 million and is now only $4.06 million away from reaching the $100 million domestic milestone.

Tags: 21 Jump Street, Mirror Mirror, Wrath of the Titans, The Hunger Games

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