"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."
Lionsgate
(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.

Tell us: Did you to go to the movies over the weekend? What did you see?

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