‘The Hunger Games’ in top 3 for seventh straight week

Even though the The Avengers blew away all of its competition this weekend, The Hunger Games did an impressive job of holding on to 3rd place, for the third straight week.  Not bad, right?

Here’s the top five rundown from Box Office Mojo

The Avengers accounted for 82.7 percent of the est. $242 million the Top 12 earned this weekend. That’s the second-highest weekend market share ever, and the weekend itself ranks fifth all-time in revenue (first for a Summer kick-off).

The titles that made up that other 17.3 percent expectedly took a big hit this weekend. Think Like a Man fell 55 percent to an estimated $8 million, which brings its total to $73 million. It is easily the highest-grossing April 2012 release, and should wind up with at least $85 million.

The Hunger Games stayed in the Top 3 for the seventh-straight weekend, though it dropped 47 percent to an estimated $5.7 million. So far, the movie has made $380.7 million, which ranks 14th on the all-time domestic chart. In the next day or two, it will pass Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2‘s $381 million.

The Lucky One dipped 49 percent to an estimated $5.5 million, and has thus far earned $47.9 million. The Pirates! Band of Misfits added $5.4 million, which is off 52 percent from its opening. That’s a terrible drop for an animated movie, and it probably has to do with losing family audiences and some 3D screens to The Avengers.The Pirates! has only made $18.6 million through its first 10 days.

The Five-Year Engagement also took a tumble—the Jason Segel-Emily Blunt romantic comedy fell 52 percent to an estimated $5.1 million, and has to-date earned a paltry $19.2 million. Even worse, though, were The Ravenand Safe. Those movies dropped 66 percent and 69 percent to $2.51 million and $2.47 million, respectively. Safehas now grossed $12.9 million, while The Raven‘s total sits at $12 million.

The Hunger Games are currently the 14th highest grossing film of all time in North America, though as you can see from above this will soon change.  All it needs is to gross another $248, 219 to surpass Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 domestically, which at this point it should have no problem doing.


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