Weekend Box Office: Hunger Games Devours Fourth Number One In A Row

By Scott Gwin 2012-04-15 18:18:11discussion comments
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The Hunger Games proved once again to be an unstoppable force, taking the number one spot for the fourth weekend in a row. Dropping just 35% from last week it banked an additional $21 million, bringing its grand total in US sales to an impressive $337 million.

The movie's four-in-a-row success was helped along a bit by the lackluster new competition it faced. The Three Stooges bowed in at second place with just $17 million. Joss Whedon's critically acclaimed Cabin In The Woods settled for third place with just $14 million. It's a disappointing result for Whedon, whose work is always top notch but who can't seem to catch a break from audiences. At least studios know he's talented. His work as director on the upcoming Avengers should give him the box office cred he deserves.

Luc Besson's latest sci-fi action effort Lockout settled for a very distant ninth place earning just $6 million. While Besson hasn't generally helmed major box office draws, this marks a low point. He hasn't had a wide-release movie open this quietly since The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc hit theaters in 1999.

For the full weekend box office, check out the chart below.

1.
The Hunger Games $21,500,000 Total: $337,070,000 LW: 1     WR: 4    
THTRS: 3,916
2.
The Three Stooges * $17,100,000 Total: $17,100,000 LW: N     WR: 1    
THTRS: 3,477
3.
The Cabin in the Woods * $14,850,000 Total: $14,850,000 LW: N     WR: 1    
THTRS: 2,811
4.
Titanic 3D $11,625,000 Total: $44,419,000 LW: 3     WR: 2    
THTRS: 2,697
5.
American Reunion $10,700,000 Total: $39,900,000 LW: 2     WR: 2    
THTRS: 3,203
6.
Mirror Mirror $7,000,000 Total: $49,468,000 LW: 5     WR: 3    
THTRS: 3,206
7.
Wrath of the Titans $6,905,000 Total: $71,251,000 LW: 4     WR: 3    
THTRS: 3,102
8.
21 Jump Street $6,800,000 Total: $120,565,000 LW: 6     WR: 5    
THTRS: 2,735
9.
Lockout * $6,250,000 Total: $6,250,000 LW: N     WR: 1    
THTRS: 2,308
10.
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax $3,020,000 Total: $204,483,000 LW: 7     WR: 7    
THTRS: 2,112

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