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Kate Winslet attends the 'Titanic 3D' world premiere at the Royal Albert Hall on March 27. Photo: Getty Images

Kate Winslet attends the 'Titanic 3D' world premiere at the Royal Albert Hall on March 27. Photo: Getty Images

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Kate Winslet attends the 'Titanic 3D' world premiere at the Royal Albert Hall on March 27. Photo: Getty Images

TITANIC 3D knocked ‘The Hunger Games’ off the Irish box office top spot over the Easter weekend, the latest box office figures have revealed.

The second highest grossing movie of all time, only beaten by Avatar, became ‘king of the world’ of Irish cinemas, earning €271,041 over the weekend.



Former number one ‘The Hunger Games’ fell back to second, being outsold by Titanic 3D by almost 40% - The fantasy movie took €196,834.



James Cameron’s epic romantic disaster movie swept the boards at the 1997 Oscars, taking home a record 11 awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.



The movie grossed almost $2B (€1.5B) during its original worldwide box office run. It was only beaten in 2009 by another James Cameron epic ‘Avatar’, which grossed $2.8B (€2.1B).



It is widely expected that ‘Titanic’ will regain it’s crown as highest grossing movie of all time thanks to its 3D run, which coincides with the centenary commemorations of the sinking of the luxury ocean liner.



The reincarnated 1997 epic also proved a hit in the UK, where it also knocked ‘The Hunger Games’ off the top spot. The movie took £2.9m (€3.5m) compared with ‘The Hunger Games’ £2.4m (€2.9m).