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HUNGER GAMES set to devour box office in sophomore weekend

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Wrath of the Titans, Mirror Mirror try against Hunger Games at box office.

With the Lionsgate release turning in over $10 million on several days throughout the week. it's doubtful the Gary Ross film will be threatened in its second weekend run at the box office. Pic has accumulated over $181.75 million from a $78 million production budget, and, despite showing an expected sizeable change in weekend two after over $150 million last weekend, should bring in a hefty sum again. Jennifer Lawrence leads the cast including Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Hemsworth, Stanley Tucci, Wes Bentley Woody Harrelson, Lenny Kravitz and Toby Jones among others.

Mirror Mirror from Relativity Media isn't exactly winning over critics, with a 50% Rottentomatoes.com score for the Tarsem Singh-directed film. Pic starring Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, Armie Hammer and Nathan Lane opens in 3,603 theaters.

Warner Bros.' Wrath of the Titans makes its debut in 3,545 theaters, doing even worse with a sloppy, but expected 25% positive score. Starring in the film trying to wow audiences in IMAX® 3D and RealD®, are Sam Worthington, Ralph Fiennes, Liam Neeson, Danny Huston, Edgar Ramirez, Bill Nighy, Toby Kebbell and Rosamund Pike. Fantasy adventure's helmed by Battle: Los Angeles' Jonathan Liebesman, from the script by Steven Knight, Dan Mazeau and David Leslie Johnson.

Limited openers include Goon, a very-pleasing ice hockey comedy from Magnolia Pictures with Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel and Liev Schreiber. Pic opens in 14 theaters, but can be seen On Demand as well.

Avoid Wrekin Hill's Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez shark thriller Dark Tide at all costs. Pic from John Stockwell should be considered a front-runner for Razzie Awards.

Instead, catch Weinstein Co's Bully documentary helmed by Lee Hirsch in 5 locations if possible, and support a worthy cause.

If you're up for a scare and are a Clive Owen fan, then you'd check out Millennium Entertainment's Intruders in 33 venues. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo takes the helm after a 4 year rest from 28 Weeks Later, with a cast which also includes Carice Van Houten, Daniel Brühl, Pilar López de Ayala, Kerry Fox, Ella Purnell, Izán Corchero and Héctor Alterio.

First Run's The Beat Hotel documentary from Alan Govenar opens in a single New York-based theater and Monterey Media's I Kissed a Vampire musical in 9 theaters. Chris Nolan (not to be confused with Christopher Nolan, director of Inception, The Dark Knight Rises) makes his feature directorial debut, writing with Laurie Nolan. Film stars Lucas Grabeel, Drew Seeley, Adrian Slade, Chris Coppola and Mekia Cox.

Samuel Goldwyn Films' The Island President documentary helmed by Jon Shenk finds a single New York location and Film Desk's The Long Day Closes premieres in one theater, also in New York.


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