The Hunger Games is #1 for the 4th week in row, clearing $335M Domestic and topping half a billion worldwide. That kind of money is newsworthy in any context, but it’s interesting to see the new breed of blockbuster on theater marquees right alongside a blockbuster revival from 15 years ago. The steep earning curve today is all the more impressive when we consider Titanic had pulled in $157M by its 3rd weekend (Jan 4, 1998). It would take Titanic 8 weeks to pass $337 million, still surging full steam ahead in mid-February. On March 27th, the weekend after it won 11 Oscars, Titanic passed $515M Domestic. Incredibly, 20th Century Fox kept Titanic in theaters a total 41 weeks and didn’t let it rest until it had passed $600M in September. The Titanic DVD would not be released on the nascent format until August 1999, 20 months after it premiere. Today’s theatrical window has shrunk to 8 or 9 weeks between opening night tickets at the multiplex and Blu-ray purchase. Also worth noting, there are now two movies in history that have earned more than $2 billion and James Cameron directed both of them. Titanic added $99 million to it’s worldwide boatload of cash this weekend, tipping it over the bar of another milestone. The Three Stooges came in 2nd this weekend and The R-rated Cabin in the Woods was 3rd. Seen on 600 fewer theaters, The Cabin in the Woods had a higher per-screen average than Stooges.