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April 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Hunger Games killed off all competitors in its fourth week, retaining the crown as the No. 1 film at the box office with a total weekend take of $21.1 million, according to final figures released on Monday. It was challenged by the debut of the Farrelly Bros.’ The Three Stooges, which raked in a bigger-than-expected $17 million. Nevertheless, the overall box office was down 12 percent from the comparable week a year ago, when Fox’s animated Rio opened with $39.2 million. This was only the second weekend this year that the box office has been down from its weak start a year ago. After 15 weeks, the box office is up 19.2 percent from 2011 while attendance is up 22 percent.

The top ten films over the weekend, according to final figures compiled by Box Office Mojo (figures in parentheses represent total gross to date):

1. The Hunger Games, Lionsgate, $21,096,824, 4 Wks. ($336,666,363); 2. The Three Stooges, 20th Century Fox, $17,010,125, (New); 3. The Cabin in the Woods, Lionsgate, $14,743,614, (New); 4. Titanic, Paramount, $11,930,249, 2 Wks. ($44,723,819); 5. American Reunion, Universal, 2 Wks., $10,473,810, ($39,712,535); 6. Wrath of the Titans, Warner Bros., 3 Wks., $6,906,209, ($71,252,005); 7. Mirror Mirror, Relativity Media, 3 Wks., $6,847,924, ($49,316,185); 8. 21 Jump Street, Sony, $6,558,868, 5 Wks., ($120,323,681); 9. Lockout, Film District, $6,231,836, (New); 10. Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, Universal, $3,051,285,, 7 Wks., ($204,513,915).