"The Hunger Games" was the number one movie at the North American box offices for the fourth consecutive weekend, a movie industry analyst said today.
The movie was estimated to bring in $21.5 million in sales by its studio, Lionsgate, this weekend, said Hollywood.com writer Paul Dergerabedian. It has grossed an estimated $337 million domestically over four weeks.
And it was a "nyuk-nyuk" weekend for the Three Stooges, as a Fox movie about the trio debuted to $17.1 million in sales, according to studio estimates gathered by Hollywood.com. The "much better than expected debut proves these stooges are no dummies," Dergerabedian deadpanned.
"The Cabin In The Woods,:" a horror flick also from Lionsgate, debuted in third place with a $14.9 million take. Making up the remaining 10 most-popular movies in the United States and Canada, as estimated by the studios and collated by Hollywood.com, were "Titanic 3-D" ($11.6 million), "American Reunion" ($10.6 million), "Mirror Mirror" ($7 million), "Wrath Of The Titans" ($6.9 million), "21 Jump Street" ($6.8 million), "Lockout" (debuting with $6.3 million) and "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" ($3 million).