Hunger Games Breaks $250 Million in Second Week

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Jennifer Lawrence stars as 'Katniss Everdeen' in THE HUNGER GAMES. Photo: Photo credit: Murray Close

For the second week in a row, The Hunger Games is dominating the domestic box office with millions of ticket sales to spare. It has now earned over a quarter of a billion dollars, and that's not counting overseas. Just its $65 million haul this weekend alone is almost as much as the total domestic earnings of Disney's John Carter flop, which didn't even break the box office top five. Runner-up was special effects overload Wrath of the Titans, whose $35 million debut was almost half that of prequel Clash of the Titans, while Julia Roberts's Sleeping Beauty flick Mirror Mirror's premiere was, at $19 million, "disappointing" to say the least.