BOX OFFICE: THE HUNGER GAMES #1 For Fourth Weekend In A Row

Becoming the first film since Avatar to stay at #1 at the weekend box office for four consecutive weeks, Lionsgate's adaptation of The Hunger Games easily beat out newcomers The Three Stooges and The Cabin In The Woods.

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By Paul Romano - 4/15/2012


The Hunger Games is still breaking records four weeks into its theatrical run. The Lionsgate-distributed film, which adapts the highly successful Suzanne Collins novel, has grossed $21.5 million this weekend in its fourth week at the top spot (becoming the first movie since James Cameron's Avatar to do so). It beats out newcomers The Three Stooges ($17.1 million) and fellow Lionsgate film The Cabin In The Woods ($14.9 million). Additionally, The Hunger Games has reached $500 million worldwide, and is the biggest film of the year so far. Below is Deadline's estimates for this weekend's Top Ten:

1. The Hunger Games (Lionsgate) Week 4 [3,916 Theaters] PG-13
Friday $6.5M, Saturday $9.5M, Weekend $21.7M, Cume $335.7M

2. The Three Stooges (Fox) NEW [3,477 Theaters] PG
Friday $5.6M, Saturday $6.9M, Weekend $17.1M

3. The Cabin In The Woods (Lionsgate) NEW [2,811 Theaters] R
Friday $5.5M, Saturday $5.9M, Weekend $15.1M

4. Titanic 3D (Paramount/Fox) Week 2 [2,697 Theaters] PG-13
Friday $3.3M, Saturday $5.1M, Weekend $11.4M (-34%), Cume $44.1M

5. American Reunion (Universal) Week 2 [3,203 Theaters] R
Friday $3.4M, Saturday $4.4M, Weekend $10.6M (-51%), Cume $39.8M

6. Mirror Mirror (Relativity) Week 3 [3,206 Theaters] PG
Friday $2.0M, Saturday $3.1M, Weekend $7.2M, Cume $49.6M

7. Wrath Of The Titans 3D (Warner Bros) Week 3 [3,102 Theaters] PG-13
Friday $1.9M, Saturday $3.1M, Weekend $7.0M, Cume $71.3M

8. 21 Jump Street (Sony) Week 5 [2,735 Theaters] R
Friday $2.0M, Saturday $3.0M, Weekend $6.8M, Cume $120.0M

9. Lockout (FilmDistrict) NEW [2,308 Theaters] PG-13
Friday $2.2M, Saturday $2.6M, Weekend $6.4M

10. Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax 3D (Universal) Week 7 [2,112 Theaters] PG
Friday $880K, Saturday $1.3M, Weekend $3.0M, Cume $204.7M










Source: Deadline
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chasesuperremey - 4/15/2012, 9:25 AM
Still havent seen this so cant say nothing bad about it.
40oz - 4/15/2012, 9:26 AM
Redbox will own my dollar for this movie
Alexandre - 4/15/2012, 9:29 AM
its a good film

i give it a b
thecheetoman2004 - 4/15/2012, 9:32 AM
I can easily see this film staying at number 1 until The Avengers comes out.
ManofSteel22 - 4/15/2012, 9:34 AM
I wasn't THAT good,took awhile for it to get going
thewonderer - 4/15/2012, 9:38 AM
@Grif

Are there any movies you like besides Avengers?
golden123 - 4/15/2012, 9:39 AM
This movie derserves the money it's getting. It was better than every CBM last year, except "X-Men: First Class".
ManofSteel22 - 4/15/2012, 9:45 AM
ehemm didnt thor and captain america come out last year @golden123...why are you even on this site
Name - 4/15/2012, 9:53 AM
Not surprised. This was bound to be successful as its based on a book but actually good. On a budget of $78m that gross is very impressive.
SHO1138 - 4/15/2012, 9:56 AM
All hope for humanity is lost... how is The Three Stooges #2.
Lilvic92 - 4/15/2012, 10:03 AM
The Avengers is gonna stay number #1 at the box office until TASM comes out and that will have a nice small run until TDKR comes out.

The Avengers will own 2012
Nick56 - 4/15/2012, 10:03 AM
The Three Stooges was actually really good. They took a lot of time to make it truly feel like the originals. Everyone in my theatre loved it.
nerdman81 - 4/15/2012, 10:05 AM
You cite First Ass as the one CBM that's better than or = to Hunger Games? This is why you fail.
Hulk2008 - 4/15/2012, 10:07 AM
@chasesuperremey

I saw it...such a stupid movie. Don't know why everyone thinks its an awesome movie. not worth my time, though neither was Wrath of Titans.

Clash was a better movie with a better director (Leterrier)
SHO1138 - 4/15/2012, 10:08 AM
@Nick56

Yeah I know I might be a little harsh on my criticism. I just hate when they bring characters into modern times. I'd be all over the idea if they kept it as a period film.
Tainted87 - 4/15/2012, 10:10 AM
Of course people are going to say it's overrated. No low-budget movie based on a book that >75% of the viewers hadn't read yet, but has still maintained #1 at the Box Office for an entire month will be underrated.

Still, quite impressive. Looking forward to the rest of the trilogy.
PsyGuy - 4/15/2012, 10:12 AM
GO HUNGER GAMES!
ironpool007 - 4/15/2012, 10:16 AM
The Avengers will crush this.
LAXtremest - 4/15/2012, 10:16 AM
Well the wife has dragged me into this. I am sitting in theater waiting for it to start as I write this. See you guys in a fees hours with my thoughts lol.
LAXtremest - 4/15/2012, 10:17 AM
*few
marvel72 - 4/15/2012, 10:35 AM
it was good i'd give it 2.5/5 just for the violence.

i enjoyed john carter,wrath of the titians,chronicle & underworld 4 all more than this.
clogan - 4/15/2012, 10:43 AM
What kinda stupid script does this movie have?

They should make an Avengers novel...
Dmon - 4/15/2012, 10:46 AM
Such a mediocre movie. John Carter was better. Hunger Games's being based off a Fad Tweenie book so of course it did good.
Ranger14 - 4/15/2012, 11:05 AM
Doesn't really surprise me as there hasn't really been any decent new releases the past few weeks to give it any kind of competition. We haven't attended any new releases for a few weeks due to nothing that really appeals to us. Teenagers killing teenagers really doesn't interest me or my lady.
xstryker - 4/15/2012, 11:56 AM
Here's hoping it gets more kids to read.
patriautism - 4/15/2012, 11:58 AM
I don't know why everyone hates on this so much. They are fantastic books, and a it's a great movie.. Not everything for girls is bad like Twilight.
thewonderer - 4/15/2012, 12:15 PM
A Joss Whedon movie going against a Joss Whedon movie!?

Whedonception!

A Chris Nolan movie meme used on Joss Whedon

NolanWhedonCeption1
OdinsBeard - 4/15/2012, 12:35 PM
Cabin was freaking awesome. This makes me sad. Lockout was highly enjoyable too.
headlopper - 4/15/2012, 12:58 PM
@Ranger14- I agree. Kid's forced to kill other kid's isn't my cup of tea. There are better ways to create tension and drama in a film, and add some social commentary as well without watching kid's hunt down and kill each other. That's fu**ed up imo.
marvel72 - 4/15/2012, 1:40 PM
just watched the woman in black,that was pretty good movie.

another one better than the hunger games.
Tainted87 - 4/15/2012, 1:48 PM
The movie is not about kids killing each other, and nor is the trilogy.

Consider this.
You're living in an oppressed society, and your mom has all but shut down years after your father has been killed in a coal mine detonation. You're forced to bend the rules and go hunting outside the negligible electric fence surrounding your district to keep your sister, yourself, and your mom afloat.

Then comes the Reaping, which is a lottery set up to exploit the poor for the wealthy capitol population's amusement. The government will give your family a larger rationing of food if you enter your name in multiple times. Should you get picked, you will have to participate in the appropriately named Hunger Games - the fight-to-the-death arena, which will be broadcast all over the country and is required viewing for all of this fictional nation of Panem.

Your little sister's name is chosen, and death for her is inevitable, so you volunteer in her place on impulse. Also, on a side note, a boy who once took a beating to give you purposefully burnt bread while you were starving to death has been chosen to compete with and against you.

En route to the city, you are explained the rules preceding the Hunger Games. See the Gamemakers control every aspect of the arena, including every hazard that may or may not be coincidental. They will also allow for an intervention from the sponsors who support each tribute - that being a fly-in object carrying something important for their favorite tribute to use when times are tough. In order to acquire tributes, you need to make yourself appealing and interesting - make them like you and not only want you to win, but feel as if you are capable of winning.

Considering just about everything on your mind since you were 10 was about surviving and helping your family survive, you're not exactly experienced in the ways of playing politics.

With me so far?

I'm explaining this because I want to ingrain in your mind that this movie is not about kids killing kids. That is a euphemism for the inevitable sacrifices you will make in society. Why is there a shaky cam going whenever violence breaks out? Because the filmmakers do not WANT you to like it, or enjoy it. It is also why the scenes are brief, and although I'm sure they shot enough footage to earn an R rating, the outcome remains the same. The actual "Hunger Games" don't start until at least halfway through the movie. This is why a lot of people complain that it was boring.

The second book does not feature kids killing kids at all, and the third book is about a war.
LAXtremest - 4/15/2012, 1:49 PM
Alrights boys, just viewed it. Not that bad. I'd say a solid 7 out of 10. Definitely some intense moments.
Coloso - 4/15/2012, 1:51 PM
@thewonderer Grif doesn't like movies, movies like him!
Spidey91 - 4/15/2012, 2:21 PM
the Hunger Games was very good,I really liked it.
and the Twilight comparison is really unfair,this movie has heart,real drama,good action,great acting,great story,and even a message about our modern society,everything that Twilight doesn't have.

glad is doing well....but just until the Avengers comes out and crushes it along with all the other movies in theaters :P
LAXtremest - 4/15/2012, 2:25 PM
@grif- That was a riveting review. I can't say I'm shocked she didn't read the book, let alone any book that didn't have pop ups in it lol.
OnLeatherWings - 4/15/2012, 3:20 PM
i would give it a B+. when i look back on the best movies of the year this and chronicle will be included.

marvel72 - 4/15/2012, 3:43 PM
@ grif

that was a funny video,from just looking at her she looked the type that this movie is aimed at,teenage girls.
pro346 - 4/15/2012, 4:12 PM
This movie is a non event overseas
Ceejay - 4/15/2012, 4:33 PM
@TheManThatDoes - since when was Sin City a book? It's a well illustrated but simplistic graphic novel without a tenth of the depth from an proper average book!

@pro346 - That's not true, it's done almost $200 million and still to be released in some major territories like Japan just like John Carter which also has done $200 million internationally.

If the scifi community never boycotted John Carter and showed the same support for their genre as the Hunger Games fans did, then the movie wouldn't have failed.. Oh wait, it's only failing in the USA, every other country its done pretty decent box office.
AutobotCommander84 - 4/15/2012, 5:00 PM
If Avengers still doesn't beat this out, I will suck Jennifer Lawrence's non-existent dick.
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