US Box Office: March 23 – 25, 2012

The Hunger Games – Lionsgate’s adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ much-loved novel – conquered the US box office with a staggering, and record-breaking, $155M. The sci-fi action crossover, which centers on an annual battle to the death, now boasts several impressive accolades.

Last week’s victor, the thoroughly enjoyable 21 Jump Street, dropped to second place with an estimated $21.3M, while Illumination Entertainment’s high scoring The Lorax fell to third place, adding another $13.1M to its domestic cume.

Unfortunately, Disney’s John Carter didn’t see any improvement, with the poorly received action-adventure mustering up a disappointing $5M to take fourth place, further cementing its title as the first considerable flop of 2012. Rounding out the top five was Act Of Valour ($2.1M), which has so far grossed a cool $66M.

The top ten in full:

1. The Hunger Games – $155M

2. 21 Jump Street – $21.3M

3. The Lorax – $13.1M

4. John Carter – $5M

5. Act Of Valour – $2.1M

6. Project X – $2M

7. A Thousand Words – $1.9M

8. October Baby – $1.7M

9. Safe House – $1.4M

10. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – $1.3M

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