No loss of appetite for "Hunger Games" at the box office

Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth) in THE HUNGER GAMES. Photo credit: Murray Close

Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth) in "The Hunger Games."
Lionsgate/Murray Close

(CBS News) Moviegoers' appetite for the "The Hunger Games" continues to grow. The movie held its spot at the box-office for a second week.

The film, which earned a record-setting $152.5 million last weekend, picked up another $61.1 million in the U.S. and Canada this weekend, bringing it past the $200 million mark in just 10 days.

According to Reuters, this does not include overseas figures, which pushed the worldwide total since its debut to $365 million.

The movie, starring Jennifer Lawrence as heroine Katniss Everdeen, is based on the first book of a popular trilogy by Suzanne Collins. Reuters reports that exit polls showed 13 percent of filmgoers this weekend were repeat customers.

Challenging "The Hunger Games" were "Wrath of the Titans," which grossed a lackluster $34.2 million to take the No. 2 spot at the box office and the Julia Roberts vehicle "Mirror Mirror," which landed in third place with domestic ticket sales of $19. million.

Rounding out the top five were "21 Jump Street" with $15 million domestically, and "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" with $8 million.

"Bully," the Weinstein Co. documentary, earned $115,000 at five theaters in New York and Los Angeles. It expands to 100 theaters nationwide next week.

The movie was released without a rating because the studio claimed the "R" rating given to it by a movie industry group would keep many kids, the target audience, from seeing the film.

Ironically, the rating was for the language that the teenagers themselves used in the documentary, which follows several victims of bullying and their families.

  • CBS News Staff

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