Post-apocalyptic action thriller The Hunger Games has taken the top spot at the local box office for the second weekend in a row, despite facing competition from blockbusters Wrath of the Titans and Dr Seuss' The Lorax

The film, which is based on the best selling novel by Suzanne Collins, grossed $4,838,114 across 471 screens, giving it a screen average of $10,272. This is a drop of 47 per cent from the Roadshow-distributed picture's opening weekend.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel remained in second place for the second weekend in a row. The British dramedy about a group of pensioners took a further $2,626,403 across 269 screens.

Children's animation Dr. Seuss' The Lorax debuted in third place. The Universal film, which features the voices of Taylor Swift and Zac Efron, opened on an ambitious 507 screens over the weekend, making an average of $4172 per screen and grossing $2,115,452.

Wrath of the Titans, which stars Aussie actor Sam Worthington, had a poor opening in comparison to its 2010 predecessor. The  Warner Bros film, which ranked fourth at the box office, took $1,976,808 across 337 screens. By comparison, Clash of the Titans made $6.4 million on its opening weekend.

Sony Pictures film 21 Jump Street dropped from third to fifth place in its third week of release, taking $1,633,438, while Mirror Mirror – the first of two Snow White adaptations to hit screens this year, came in sixth ($879,550).

Australian films at the box office 2012

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