The Hunger Games increased its daily lead over Titanic 3D on Thursday.

‘The Hunger Games’ Remains #1 on Thursday

on April 06, 2012 by Daniel Garris

Please note that some of today's numbers are currently studio estimates as a result of the holiday weekend.

The Hunger Games grossed $6.40 million on Thursday to lead the daily box office for a 14th consecutive day. The Lionsgate blockbuster was up a very strong 39 percent over Wednesday and down 22 percent from last Thursday. Most films experienced healthy daily increases over Wednesday on Thursday, which is traditionally the case on Holy Thursday as more people start to take time off for Easter. The Hunger Games was easily the week's top film with a weekly take of $79.41 million. That was down a reasonable 56 percent from the film's opening week performance and places the film's two-week total at a massive $269.34 million. The Hunger Games is currently running 16.5 percent ahead of the pace of 2010's Alice in Wonderland.

Paramount's Titanic 3D held steady in second place with $3.66 million, but lost significant ground on The Hunger Games in the process. The 3D re-issue of the blockbuster 1997 film fell 16 percent from Wednesday. That was nearly on par with the 17 percent 2010's The Last Song fell on the Thursday before Easter. Titanic 3D has grossed $8.36 million to date, placing it 11 percent behind the $9.39 million two-day start of The Last Song. Due in part to its long running time and older skewing audience, Titanic 3D will hope to experience stronger first Friday and Saturday holds than The Last Song did.  The lifetime unadjusted domestic gross for Titanic currently stands at $609.15 million.

Wrath of the Titans grossed an estimated $2.67 million to remain in third. Warner's 3D action sequel was up 18 percent over Wednesday. Wrath of the Titans took second place for the week with $43.89 million. That places Wrath of the Titans 2 percent behind the pace of 2008's 10,000 B.C. While the film's domestic performance has been lackluster, it should be noted that the film is performing far stronger internationally.

Relativity's Mirror Mirror and Sony's 21 Jump Street both experienced strong daily increases on Thursday. Mirror Mirror was up 31 percent over Wednesday to take fourth with an estimated $2.17 million, while 21 Jump Street was up 35 percent to claim fifth with an estimated $1.98 million. Mirror Mirror finished in third this week with a so-so seven-day start of $25.47 million. 21 Jump Street held up well throughout the week, as it grossed $21.32 million to land in fourth. With a stronger than expected three-week take of $99.38 million, 21 Jump Street is set to zoom past the $100 million mark today.

Tags: 21 Jump Street, Mirror Mirror, Wrath of the Titans, Titanic 3D, The Hunger Games

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