‘Hunger Games’ on top again with $58.6M

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - “The Hunger Games” keeps winning new challenges: It’s now the highest-grossing film of 2012 after just two weekends in theaters.

The Lionsgate thriller about teens battling to the death in a post-apocalyptic competition was the No. 1 movie again with about $58.6 million, according to final studio figures Monday. It’s now made nearly $248.5 million total domestically.

Debuting in second place was the 3-D sequel “Wrath of the Titans,” which made about $33.5 million. The Warner Bros. mythological epic stars Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes and Rosamund Pike.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are:

1. “The Hunger Games,” Lionsgate, $58,551,063, 4137 locations, $14,153 average, $248,483,901, two weeks.

2. “Wrath of the Titans,” Warner Bros., $33,457,188, 3545 locations, $9,438 average, $33,457,188, one week.

3. “Mirror Mirror,” Relativity Media, $18,132,085, 3603 locations, $5,032 average, $18,132,085, one week.

4. “21 Jump Street,” Sony, $14,830,066, 3148 locations, $4,711 average, $92,882,690, three weeks.

5. “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax,” Universal, $7,784,645, 3264 locations, $2,385 average, $189,332,445, five weeks.

6. “John Carter,” Disney, $2,029,500, 2397 locations, $847 average, $66,233,839, four weeks.

7. “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen,” CBS Films, $1,272,643, 483 locations, $2,635 average, $3,169,622, four weeks.

8. “Act of Valor,” Relativity Media, $1,001,906, 1239 locations, $809 average, $67,745,400, six weeks.

9. “A Thousand Words,” Paramount, $902,587, 1007 locations, $896 average, $16,508,068, four weeks.

10. “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” Warner Bros., $810,338, 908 locations, $892 average, $98,455,595, eight weeks.

11. “Project X,” Warner Bros., $807,236, 903 locations, $894 average, $53,354,012, five weeks.

12. “Safe House,” Universal, $780,050, 729 locations, $1,070 average, $123,881,780, eight weeks.

13. “October Baby,” IDP/Samuel Goldwyn, $771,408, 387 locations, $1,993 average, $3,094,159, two weeks.

14. “Jeff, Who Lives at Home,” Paramount Vantage, $677,952, 513 locations, $1,322 average, $2,692,030, three weeks.

15. “Casa de mi Padre,” Lionsgate, $589,456, 439 locations, $1,343 average, $5,011,055, three weeks.

16. “Friends With Kids,” Roadside Attractions, $459,074, 308 locations, $1,491 average, $6,324,949, four weeks.

17. “This Means War,” Fox, $417,645, 575 locations, $726 average, $53,076,934, seven weeks.

18. “The Vow,” Sony Screen Gems, $330,240, 514 locations, $642 average, $123,473,456, eight weeks.

19. “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance,” Sony, $305,672, 380 locations, $804 average, $50,753,664, seven weeks,

20. “The Artist,” Weinstein Co., $279,599, 315 locations, $888 average, $43,546,372, 19 weeks.

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Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.

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