The Hunger Games retained its hold at the top of the box office, grossing an additional $21.5 million and upping its gross to $337 million. The Gary Ross directed film has now scored almost $500 million globally, a fantastic number for the $78 million movie. Roll on Catching Fire.

The Farrelly Brothers directed The Three Stooges had a surprisingly good debut, grossing $17 million over the weekend. Helped by decent reviews (read ours) the film is on its way to recoup its $30 million production budget. The film has been a labour of love from the brothers Farrelly, who have been trying to get a Three Stooges film off the ground for over a decade, and this gross seems to have justified the hard work.

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Third place went to The Cabin In The Woods. The long delayed, but well reviewed horror film debuted with an solid $14.8 million. The Joss Whedon penned chiller stars Thor himself Chris Hemsworth and Kristen Connolly – you can read our review here.

Titanic 3D sailed away with another $11.6  million and raised its cume to a great $44.4 million. The total domestic gross of James Cameron’s film is now heading towards $700 million.

Comedy American Reunion dropped to fifth place, banking $10.7 million and upping its cume to $39.9 million. This fourth slice of American Pie won’t be joining the other franchise installments in the century club.

Julia Roberts’ fairytale Mirror Mirror won’t have a happy ending – grossing just $7 million over the weekend. The $85 million movie has matched its production globally, but this will take a while to get into the black.

Wrath of the Titans brought in $6.9 million, raising the Sam Worthington film’s total to $71 million. The Warner Bros. release won’t hit $100 million domestically, which is a big dip from Clash of the Titans $163 million final gross. The sequel has now banked almost $250 million globally.

21 Jump Street brought its cumulative gross to $120 million after scoring a further $6.8 million.

The Luc Besson produced action-throwback Lockout had a disappointing start, grossing just $6.2 million (read our review). The Guy Pearce starrer cost just $20 million, so once international grosses and ancillaries are factored in it’ll turn a profit.

The top ten was rounded out by animated hit The Lorax. The family film raised its cume to $205 million after grossing another $3 million.

That’s it for now. See you at the movies.

Source: Box Office Mojo