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Hunger Games Hits $251M

Fastest non-sequel to cross the $250M mark
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 1, 2012 12:32 PM CDT
Hunger Games Hits $251M
Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, left, and Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne in "The Hunger Games."   (AP Photo/Lionsgate, Murray Close)

(Newser) The Hunger Games swallowed the competition for a second weekend in a row, gobbling up $61.1 million to cross the $250 million threshold in just 10 days—the fastest ever for a non-sequel, notes the Hollywood Reporter. Hunger Games dwarfed new entrants on the scene Wrath of the Titans, which pulled in $34.2 million, and Julia Roberts' latest, Mirror Mirror, which saw only $19 million on the wall. Globally, Hunger Games has now pulled down $364.9 million. Rounding out the top 10:

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  1. Jump Street, $15 million
  2. Dr Seuss' The Lorax, $8 million
  3. John Carter, $2 million
  4. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, $1.3 million
  5. Act of Valor, $1 million
  6. A Thousand Words, $915,000
  7. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, $835,000
(Read more Hunger Games stories.)

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