The Hunger Games was the top film for a second weekend in the United States and Canada, taking in $61.1 million in ticket sales. The movie, about teenagers forced to fight to the death on live television, has taken in $251 million since it opened March 23, making it the year’s top-grossing film. The Wrath of the Titans made its debut in second place with $34.2 million.
Demand for The Hunger Games has sustained a 22 percent increase in movie attendance this year and a 19 percent rise in ticket sales. The film recorded the third-best opening ever last weekend with $152.5 million in the United States and Canada.
Based on a Suzanne Collins novel, the film is set in post-apocalyptic North America, with Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, a girl from an impoverished region who volunteers to take her younger sister’s place in the annual competition.a