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Hunger Games Swallows Up Competition

By Daniel Gates

BOX OFFICE

(Lionsgate)

The poster said, “The World Will Be Watching,” and that was the case.

The Hunger Gameshuge Thursday midnight opening was only the start of a GIGANTIC debut weekend that resulted in a record-breaking $155 million at the box office.

Coming in a distant second was 21 Jump Street with $21.3 million in ticket sales.

Nabbing third place was The Lorax with $13.1 million.

Disney’s Martian flop John Carter and Act of Valor took fourth and fifth places with $5 million and $2.1 million, respectively.

Rounding out the Top 10 were Project X ($2 million), A Thousand Words ($1.9 million), October Baby ($1.7 million), Safe House ($1.39 million), and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island ($1.37 million).

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