‘Titanic’ Passes $2 Billion Milestone, ‘Hunger Games’ Tops Weekend Box Office

James Cameron’s “Titanic” passed an impressive milestone this weekend. The 1997 blockbuster recently passed the $2 billion mark in lifetime ticket sales thanks to the movie’s 3D release in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking.

“Titanic,” which was the highest grossing movie of all-time until it was unseated by another Cameron film, “Avatar,” took in close to $100 million this weekend to bring the movie’s grand total $2.03 billion.

“Titanic 3D” hasn’t been a huge success at the domestic box office (it brought in $11.6 million this weekend) but the movie has been huge overseas. “Titanic 3D” is now playing in 86 overseas market and brought in $88.2 million this weekend. Since it’s re-release, the 3D version has brought in $190 million worldwide. The original release brought in $1.84 billion.

Cameron’s reissue of the classic movie came in fourth at the domestic box office behind “Cabin in the Woods,” “Three Stooges,” and “The Hunger Games.”

“The Hunger Games” has been at the top of the box office since its debut four weeks ago. The Hollywood Reporter notes that “The Hunger Games” is the first movie since James Cameron’s “Avatar” to hold the top spot at the box office for four consecutive weeks. “The Hunger Games,” which brought in $21.5 million this weekend, increased its domestic total to $337.1 million.

“The Three Stooges” and “Cabin in the Woods” both had good opening weekends. The slapstick comedy from Fox brought in $17.1 million and the new horror flick brought in $14.9 million.

Here are the top 10 movies at the box office this weekend.

  1. The Hunger Games” – $21.5 million ($337.1 million)
  2. “The Three Stooges” – $17.1 million
  3. “Cabin in the Woods” – $14.9 million
  4. “Titanic 3D” – $11.6 million ($44.5 million)
  5. “American Reunion” – $10.6 million ($39.9 million)
  6. “Mirror Mirror” – $7 million ($49.5 million)
  7. “Wrath of the Titans” – $6.9 million ($71.3 million)
  8. “21 Jump Street” – $6.8million ($120.6 million)
  9. “Lockout” – $6.3 million.
  10. Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” – $3 million ($204.5 million)