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The Hunger Games Gobbles Up The Competition At The Box Office

Reported by Jay Cochran - 02:46 PM 2012.03.25
"The Hunger Games" had a phenomenal opening weekend at the US box office bringing in an estimated $155 million, giving it the second highest opening weekend for a movie in the US. "The Dark Knight Returns" still holds the top spot with an opening weekend take of $158.4 million.

Last week's box office winner "21 Jump Street" falls to number 2 in its second week with an estimated take of $21.3 million, and the Dr. Seuss adaptation of "The Lorax" comes in at number 3 with an estimated take of $13.1 million.

The biggest box office disappointment of the year so far, "John Carter" falls to number 4 this week with an estimated take of $5 million while "Act of Valor" rounds out this weekend's Top 5 with an estimated take of $2 million.

The ten estimated top-producing motion pictures for the weekend, per data collected as of Sunday, March 25, 2012 include:

1. The Hunger Games: $155,000,000
2. 21 Jump Street: $21,300,000
3. Dr. Seuss' The Lorax: $13,100,000
4. John Carter: $5,014,000
5 Act of Valor: $2,062,000
6. Project X: $1,950,000
7. A Thousand Words: $1,925,000
8. October Baby (2012): $1,718,000
9. Safe House: $1,400,000
10. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island: $1,373,000




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