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Weekend Estimates: Hunger Games Continues Chart Domination

April 1st, 2012

Celebrations will continue at Lionsgate this weekend, as The Hunger Games continues its dominant run at the box office, dropping a creditable 60% in its second weekend in release to $61.1 million. That will be the 7th-best second weekend of all time, and take it past $250 million in 10 days. It also tops the combined box office of this weekend's second- and third-placed films: Wrath of the Titans and Mirror Mirror will both debut with respectable figures, $34.2 million and $19 million respectively, but neither film looks likely to end up making significant amounts of money.

Elsewhere in the top 10, 21 Jump Street will be down just 27% in its third weekend, and is closing fast on a $100 million total. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is also impressive in its 4th weekend, with $1.274 million as it expands to 483 theaters. With an average over $2,500, the film could still expand a little more.

In limited release, Bully made a good debut with $115,000 in five theaters, helped in part by the controversy around its R rating (since withdrawn by Weinstein Co.). That debut suggests this important film could get to be seen by many more people in the months to come.

- Weekend Estimates

Bruce Nash

Filed under: Weekend Box Office, 21 Jump Street, The Hunger Games, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Mirror Mirror, Bully