The Hunger Games Continues to Dominate Box Office

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The odds remain ever in the favor of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1.

For the third consecutive weekend, Jennifer Lawrence and company dominated all competition at the box office, taking in $21.6 million this past Friday and Saturday.

Based on studio estimate, Katniss Everdeen should be smiling widely in the following photo:  The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 has now earned $257.7 million in the United States.

Katniss in Mockingjay

Mockingjay - Part 1 is on track to become the second-highest grossing movie of 2014 by Tuesday or Wednesday, but it's still approximately $78 million shy of where the previous installment, "Catching Fire,” landed in its third weekend of release last year.

Here’s a look at the estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak:

  1. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, $21.6 million ($31.6 million international).
  2. Penguins of Madagascar, $11.1 million ($23.5 million international).
  3. Horrible Bosses 2, $8.6 million ($7.1 million international).
  4. Big Hero 6, $8.13 million ($4 million international).
  5. Interstellar, $8 million ($22.8 million international).

Here's a look at Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and company in the third edition of this beloved franchise:

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