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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.