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"The Hunger Games" still No. 1

Sunday, April 01, 2012 - 01:18

April 1 - ''The Hunger Games'' orders up a second helping at the weekend box office. John Russell reports.

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Filmgoers brought big appetites for "The Hunger Games" to box offices over the weekend as the blockbuster movie added nearly 96 U.S. million dollars in global ticket sales and pushed the worldwide total since its record-setting debut to 365 million. The movie about teenagers forced into a deadly survival match ranked No. 1 for the second straight weekend on domestic charts. Ticket sales in the United States and Canada reached an estimated 61 million from Friday through Sunday, according to studio estimates. The film, starring Jennifer Lawrence, opened last weekend with 152.5 million U.S. dollars, the third-highest domestic debut and biggest for a non-sequel. The action sequel "Wrath of the Titans" landed in second place, grossing 34 million in North America (the United States and Canada). The film starring Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes is a 3D sequel to Olympian epic "Clash of the Titans." Third place belonged to "Mirror Mirror," a new family-oriented film starring Julia Roberts as the evil queen in a comedy-and-adventure twist on the classic Snow White fairy tale. The film brought in 19.0 million domestically, coming in short of studio expectations in for a low 20-million U.S. opening. John Russell, Reuters.

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"The Hunger Games" still No. 1

Sunday, April 01, 2012 - 01:18