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'Hunger Games' devours U.S. box office

March 25, 2012 at 12:35 PM   |   Comments

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LOS ANGELES, March 25 (UPI) -- "The Hunger Games," based on the young adult novel, posted the third-biggest weekend opening in U.S. box office history with $155 million in receipts.

"21 Jump Street," a remake of the TV show with Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, trailed a very distant second with $21.3 million in its second week, while the animated "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax," featuring the voice of Danny DeVito, was third with $13.1 million in its fourth week of release.

All studio estimates of gross U.S. box office receipts are via Box Office Mojo.

"John Carter" was fourth with more than $5 million; "Act of Valor" fifth with more than $2.1 million; "Project X" sixth with $2 million; "A Thousand Words" seventh with $1.9 million; "October Baby (2012)" eighth with $1.7 million; and "Safe House" ninth with $1.4 million.

"Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" rounded out the Top 10 with $1.37 million.

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