After a record-setting debut for The Hunger Games, Gary Ross's book-to-film adaptation will remain in the number one spot for the upcoming weekend. Although there are notable new-comers, The Hunger Games’ popularity will hold well. An indication of the films on-going popularity is a good 4% Monday-to-Tuesday decrease that is significantly lower than Alice in Wonderland’s 11% decrease. In addition to the film's great amassing power, early word of mouth seems to be quite strong given the film's A rating on CinemaScore. Expect the Hunger Games to rake in $73.7 million this weekend. It is also a good contender for the all-time biggest second weekend gross which is currently held by Avatar with $75.62 million. However, due to both the cut-down in IMAX theatres and the introduction of new popular movies this week, The Hunger Games will have a hard time grossing anywhere above $75 million.
|Scene from the latest film in the Clash of the Titans franchise|
Competing against The Hunger Games, Wrath of the Titans doesn't seem to have the same wrath of its predecessor. With a weak start in twitter feeds and comment activity, the sequel of Clash of the Titans will have a low chance to make the same amount of money as the first film in the Titan franchise. Although the film has never been powerful in North-America, it still is an important element for the total revenue.
Warner's Clash of the Titans debuted to $61.24 million in its opening weekend. However, during the first film's debut frame competition wasn't similar to that which WoT is in. Look for Wrath of the Titans to gross a below par $38.7 million over its opening weekend.