‘Hunger Games’ Not Appeased at the Box Office | BH Courier

‘Hunger Games’ Not Appeased at the Box Office

“The Hunger Games”continued to eat up the box office revenue this weekend, with the first big blockbuster of the year gobbling up $61.1 million in estimated admission fees.

Studio reports gathered by Hollywood.com indicate that the Lionsgate blockbuster has sold $251 million worth of admission tickets in two weeks of exhibition.

“The Hunger Games” showed “an impressively-small drop considering the huge debut last weekend,” said movie industry analyst Paul Dergerabedian at Hollywood.com. “Great word-of mouth continues, and (it is) now the highest grossing film released in 2012.”

A pair of new releases grabbed the numbers two and three spots this weekend: “Wrath Of Titans” with a $34.2 million debut, and “Mirror Mirror” with a $19 million show.

Rounding out the 10 most-popular films this weekend, as estimated by the studios and collated by Hollywood.com, were “21 Jump Street” ($15 million), “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” ($8 million), “John Carter” ($2 million), “Salmon Fishing In The Yemen”($1.3 million), “Act Of Valor” ($1 million), “A Thousand Words” ($915,000) and “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” ($835,000).


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