HUNGER EXPECTED TO SURVIVE AS BOX OFFICE LEADER
The Hunger Games is expected to survive a challenge from a 3D version of 1997′s Titanic and the raunchy comedy American Reunion, a revival of the 1999-2003 franchise, making it three wins in a row for the dystopian drama and pushing it past the $300-million mark at the box office. Most forecasters figure that the movie will earn around $20-30 million. Twentieth Century Fox had originally expected that the 3D-converted Titanic would deliver around $15 million this weekend. Then came the weekday screenings in which the movie performed far better than expected. (On Wednesday the movie generated an impressive $4.4 million in ticket sales.) Meanwhile Wrath of the Titans, which debuted last weekend, is not expected to offer any serious challenge to the other three. It will probably end up with about $14-18 million. Mirror Mirror, meanwhile, which had an unimpressive debut last weekend, may actually pick up business this weekend as families head for their local theaters over the Easter holiday. Pundits are now saying that the movie could generated around $20-25 million.