The Hunger Games movie heads into its second weekend at the box office today, and while it is going head to head with some new movies, analysts still expect the adaptation to come out on top.
The biggest competition comes from Warner Brothers’ Wrath of the Titans, which was originally scheduled for release the same day as The Hunger Games before the studio moved it back by a week. Wrath is the sequel to 2010’s mediocre release Clash of the Titans, and stars Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, and Ralph Fiennes.
Though Warner Bros. decided Clash was worthy of a sequel, analysts doubt that Wrath of the Titans can compete with The Hunger Games for the top spot. The sequel is expected to pull in only about $40 million this weekend.
Analysts are also predicting a relatively small box office intake for Mirror, Mirror, starring Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer, and Lily Collins in the first of two Snow White movies coming out this year. That’s only expected to pull in about $24 million.
Meanwhile analysts at Box Office Mojo anticipate The Hunger Games could rake in another $71 million or so this weekend. That’s on top of last weekend’s $152.5 million opening weekend, the third-biggest ever.
Since opening in theaters a week ago, The Hunger Games has earned at least $181.7 million in the U.S. and another $59.3 million in international sales.
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