'Hunger Games' Earns $21.5M To Slap Down 'Stooges'

Caesar Flickerman (Stanley Tucci) and Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in 'The Hunger Games' Caesar Flickerman (Stanley Tucci) and Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in 'The Hunger Games'

Movie fans have chosen real violence over the slapstick variety.

“The Hunger Games,” the blockbuster about teens competing in a televised fight to the death, remained the No. 1 movie for a fourth-straight weekend with $21.5 million. That raises the film’s domestic total to $337.1 million.

Peter and Bobby Farrelly’s slapstick update “The Three Stooges” opened in second-place with $17.1 million.

Studio estimates Sunday put the acclaimed horror tale “The Cabin in the Woods” in third-place with a $14.9 million debut.

On the 100th anniversary of the ship’s sinking on April 15, 1912, the 3-D version of James Cameron’s “Titanic” held the No. 4 spot with $11.6 million. The 3-D re-release has taken in $44.4 million domestically to lift the lifetime total for “Titanic” to $645.2 million.

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