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Weekend Box Office: Hunger Games Goes Back for Fourths

Another weekend has come and gone and despite three new movies opening and one old movie with a 100-year anniversary tie-in, The Hunger Games remained in the number one spot. That’s four weeks in a row and $337,070,000 in ticket sales so far for a movie’s whose production budget was $78 million.

Of the three new movies that opened, two did fairly well and secured the number 2 and 3 positions with The Three Stooges earning an estimated $17.1 million and The Cabin in the Woods taking in an estimated $14.9 million. The other new release, Lockout, landed in 9th place with an estimated $6.25 million.

That old movie with a 100-year anniversary tie-in, Titanic 3D cruised into 4th place with another estimated $11.6 million on the weekend that saw the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the ship, Titanic. With the 3D version’s $44.4 million earned over the past 12 days, the movie’s total gross has now reached $645,207,188.

Here is the Top 10 for the weekend of April 13 – 15, 2012:

1. The Hunger Games ($21,500,000)
2. The Three Stooges ($17,100,000)
3. The Cabin in the Woods ($14,850,000)
4. Titanic 3D ($11,625,000)
5. American Reunion ($10,700,000)
6. Mirror Mirror ($7,000,000)
7. Wrath of the Titans ($6,905,000)
8. 21 Jump Street ($6,800,000)
9. Lockout ($6,250,000)
10. Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax ($3,020,000)

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