"The Hunger Games" tops box office for third straight week

Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games." Lionsgate

Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games."
(CBS/AP) It seems nothing can top "The Hunger Games" - not even a long-awaited sequel, or the 3-D return of a box office giant.

"The Hunger Games," starring Jennifer Lawrence, took in $33.5 million to lead the box office for a third-straight weekend.

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According to studio estimates Sunday, "The Hunger Games" raised its domestic total to $302.8 million over the holiday weekend, easily beating out "American Pie" sequel "American Reunion" and the 1997 blockbuster "Titanic."

Both newcomers opened solidly, though. "American Reunion" pulled in $21.5 million, the lowest haul since the 1999 original but still a decent return for a comedy franchise whose last big-screen chapter came nine years ago.

"Titanic" raked in $17.4 million over the weekend, raising its domestic take to $25.7 million since opening Wednesday. That lifts the lifetime domestic gross of James Cameron's mega-hit to $626.5 million.

"The Hunger Games" now has topped the domestic gross of each of the "Twilight" movies and all but the first and last of the "Harry Potter" films.

With $25.5 million overseas, "The Hunger Games" raised its international total to $157.1 million. That put its worldwide take at about $460 million.

The first big-screen "American Pie" sequel since 2003's "American Wedding," "American Reunion" brings back all key cast members from the 1999 gross-out hit, including Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Seann William Scott, Mena Suvari and Tara Reid.

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in a tragic romance aboard the doomed ship, 1997's "Titanic" won 11 Academy Awards, including best picture.

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