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