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Box Office: THE HUNGER GAMES to Surpass JURASSIC PARK?

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Julia Roberts, Nathan Lane, Mirror Mirror

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At no. 3 this weekend behind Tim Story / Michael Ealy / Jerry Ferrara's Think Like a Man and Scott Hicks / Zac Efron / Taylor Schilling's The Lucky One, Gary Ross' The Hunger Games grossed a better-than-expected $14.66 million (-31 percent) in North America according to box office actuals found at Box Office Mojo. The dystopian adventure drama based on Suzanne Collins' novel features Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Alexander Ludwig, Donald Sutherland, and Wes Bentley.

The Hunger Games' domestic cume stands at $357.066 million, which places it as the 19th biggest box office hit ever in the U.S. and Canada. That is, if you live on a planet where little things called "inflation" and "IMAX surcharges" don't exist.

On Box Office Mojo's all-time box office chart, The Hunger Games currently finds itself sandwiched between Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park ($357.067 million) and Michael Bay / Shia LaBeouf's Transformers: Dark of the Moon ($352 million). By Monday evening, The Hunger Games will be the no. 18 movie, behind Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ ($370.78 million).

However, in terms of estimated ticket sales – the true measure of a film's popularity (in relation to the population of the country or region in question) – The Hunger Games is no. 112, having jumped 11 slots since Friday. It is now sandwiched between Joe Dante / Zach Galligan's Gremlins and Disney's multiple-released Peter Pan. A week from now, The Hunger Games will likely jump another ten slots, landing behind Tom Cruise's Top Gun. (I should add that the inflation-adjusted chart is just that; there's no adjustment in regard to, say, 3D or IMAX surcharges, or discounted ticket prices for children.)

Chiefly as a result of its domestic success, The Hunger Games is no. 74 on the all-time worldwide box office chart, ahead of The Smurfs and behind the Ben Stiller comedy Night at the Museum. The Hunger Games worldwide total stands at $572.7 million.

This weekend's no. 4 movie was DisneyNature's Chimpanzee, which raked in $10.67 million at 1,563 locations, averaging a a good $6,529 per theater. For comparison's sake, Oceans and African Cats each grossed approximately $6 million on their debut weekends.

At no. 5, Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly's The Three Stooges, which surged 86 percent on Saturday, brought in $9.76 million (-43 percent) – about $500k more than estimated on Sunday. The Three Stooges stars Sean Hayes, Will Sasso, and Chris Diamantopoulos. Domestic cume: $29.91 million. Cost: $30 million.

Next in line at no. 6 was Drew Goddard's The Cabin in the Woods, featuring a pre-Thor, pre-The Avengers Chris Hemsworth. The generally well-received horror thriller scored $8.01 million, down a less-than-usual (for a horror flick) 46 percent from its opening weekend. Domestic total: $27.24 million. The film's reported (but unconfirmed) budget is $30 million.

Rounding out the top twelve on Friday were the following: Seann William Scott / Jason Biggs' American Reunion with $5.47 million (-48 percent; domestic cume: $48.3m; international cume: $56 million), James Cameron / Leonardo DiCaprio / Kate Winslet's Titanic 3D with $5.03 million (down an alarming -58 percent; domestic cume: $52.82m; international cume: a whopping $225.4 million, nearly half of which from China), and Channing Tatum / Jonah Hill's 21 Jump Street with $4.75 million (-28 percent; domestic cume: $127.06m; international cume: $39.5m).

Also: Julia Roberts / Lily Collins / Armie Hammer's Mirror Mirror with $4.4 million (-36 percent; domestic cume: $55.2 million; international cume: $64 million up to April 15), Sam Worthington / Ralph Fiennes' Wrath of the Titans with $3.92 million (-42 percent; domestic cume: $77.13m; international cume: $201 million), and Guy Pearce / Maggie Grace's Lockout with $3.25 million (-48 percent; domestic cume: $11.06m).

Julia Roberts, Nathan Lane, Mirror Mirror photo: Relativity Media.

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