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

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