Will ‘The Hunger Games’ Top USA Box Office For The 4th Week?

Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen

‘The Hunger Games’ has been topping box office in USA for 3 weekends straight and now The Wrap examines if it will top box office this weekend again for the 4th weekend.

“The Hunger Games” is expected to once again slay the box-office competition this weekend, with the big question whether well-reviewed horror film “The Cabin in the Woods” will elbow “The Three Stooges” out of the No. 2 spot.

Lionsgate’s “Cabin in Woods” appears to have the edge in strong reviews and a devoted fan following for co-writer Joss Whedon. Fox is marketing the Farrelly brothers’ adaptation of “The Three Stooges” to fathers and sons, hoping nostalgia and appreciation for slapstick humor will put both in the seats, but even it is tempering expectations for the movie in a quiet post-holiday weekend.

Open Road’s “Lockout,” the third major release, is not expected to be a major factor.

“It’s definitely going to feel like a slow weekend,” said Phil Contrino, editor of Boxoffice.com, who described it as a lull between a monster March and the summer movie season. “Anytime that a movie that’s four weeks old is expected to win the box office, that’s a slow weekend.”

His site projects that “The Hunger Games” will gross $19.5 million domestically, while Lionsgate puts it in the high teens.

The adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ young adults novel has already grossed more $300 million at the domestic box office, and is closing in on a half billion dollars globally.

The movie has surpassed projections since its juggernaut March 23 release. It is poised for another victory, “no two ways about it,” a rival studio executive said.

Lionsgate picked up “The Cabin in the Woods” from financially-distressed MGM and is opening it in 2,811 locations. The movie, which stars Chris Hemsworth and Richard Jenkins, centers on five friends who go to a cabin in the woods, where requisite fright takes place.

Read the full story over at The Wrap.

Meanwhile, ‘The Hunger Games’ came up third during last weekend, 6 – 8 Apr 2012, according to InCinemas.

Do you think ‘The Hunger Games’ will top box office this weekend in USA again?

‘The Hunger Games’, rated PG13, was released on 22 March 2012 and is now available in all cinemas islandwide.

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