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“The Hunger Games” is headed well above $300 million domestically, a level reached by just three of the eight “Harry Potter” films and only once by any of the “Twilight” flicks.

In limited release, the Weinstein Co. documentary “Bully” opened strongly with $115,000 in five theaters, a healthy result for a non-fiction film.

An examination of school bullying, the film benefited from publicity over a campaign asking the Motion Picture Association of America to lower it from an R rating so that youths under 17 could see it without an adult.

Unable to secure a lower rating, Weinstein decided to release “Bully” unrated. The film earned the R rating for language, and filmmaker Lee Hirsch said he declined to edit out the offending words because it would have diminished the documentary’s impact.

Hollywood’s bull market continued, with audiences continuing their run on theaters. Overall domestic revenues totaled $154 million, up 23.5 percent from the same weekend last year, when “Hop” led with $37.5 million.

For the year, domestic receipts are at $2.6 billion, 20 percent ahead of 2011’s, according to box-office tracker

By far the biggest movie to open outside the busy summer and late-year holiday periods and the biggest non-sequel debut ever, “The Hunger Games” alone has given the industry a huge prelude to the blockbuster season that hits its stride in early May.

“If this were a summer movie, these would still be impressive numbers,” said analyst Paul Dergarabedian. “Usually, you’ll see sequels in a big franchise like this getting bigger and bigger, but this movie right out of the gate has already become one of the biggest blockbusters of all time.”

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

1. “The Hunger Games,” $61.1 million.

2. “Wrath of the Titans,” $34.2 million.

3. “Mirror Mirror,” $19 million.

4. “21 Jump Street,” $15 million.

5. “Dr. Seuss’ the Lorax,” $8 million.

6. “John Carter,” $2 million.

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