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April 1, 2012

The Hunger Games Reaches $365M at the Worldwide Box Office

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The ComingSoon.net Box Office Report has been updated with studio estimates for the weekend. Click here for the full box office estimates of the top 12 films and then check back on Monday for the final figures based on actual box office.

Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games topped the domestic box office a second weekend in a row, earning another $61.1 million from 4,137 theaters, an average of $14,769 per theater, for a total of $251 million. The film has become the fastest non-sequel to cross the $250 million mark at the domestic box office. Internationally, the big screen adaptation brought in $34.8 million this weekend and has earned $113.9 million through Sunday. Made for about $78 million, not counting marketing costs, the Gary Ross-directed film has earned $365 million worldwide.

Opening in second place, Warner Bros.’ Wrath of the Titans earned an estimated $34.2 million from 3,545 theaters, an average of $9,647 per site. While that is quite a bit lower than the $61.2 million debut of Clash of the Titans two years ago, the studio is hoping the movie will play strong though the Easter holiday. Overseas, the Jonathan Liebesman-directed action adventure beat The Hunger Games with $78 million to put its global opening at $112.2 million. The film, starring Sam Worthington, Rosamund Pike, Bill Nighy, Edgar Ramrez, Toby Kebbell, Danny Huston, Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson, was made for $150 million.

Relativity Media’s Mirror Mirror, directed by Tarsem Singh, opened in the third spot with an estimated $19 million from 3,603 theaters, an average of $5,273. Starring Lily Collins, Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer and Nathan Lane, the family comedy cost about $85 million to make.

Dropping two spots to fourth was Sony’s 21 Jump Street, which took in $15 million its third weekend to push its domestic total to $93.1 million. The Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum starrer was made for just $42 million.

Universal Pictures’ Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax rounded out the top five with $8 million. The $70 million animated adaptation has earned $189.6 million domestically in five weeks.

Disney’s John Carter brought in just $2 million in sixth place its fourth weekend in theaters and has earned $66.2 million domestically. The film is doing much better internationally, where it’s reached $188.3 million.

CBS Films continues to expand Salmon Fishing in the Yemen as the adaptation of the book, starring Emily Blunt, Ewan McGregor, Kristin Scott Thomas and Amr Waked, climbed to seventh place with $1.27 million and has earned $3.2 million so far.

In limited release, The Weinstein Company’s Bully impressed with $115,000 from just five locations, averaging a strong $23,000 per theater.

Click here for the full box office results of the top 12 films.

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