Trumping the competition for the third week in a row, "The Hunger Games" comfortably remained in the top spot at the box office to kick off the Easter holiday weekend of April 6-8, 2012.
The Jennifer Lawrence starring Sci-Fi/Action/Drama film based on Suzanne Collins' best-selling book raked in an estimated $12.9 million on Friday with its weekend total predicted to wind up at a solid $33.5 million.
She's been widely praised by most, Jennifer Lawrence has seen a group of dissenters who are opining that she's too "big-boned" to be convincing as the character of Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games".
With the book's original character described as "poor" and "hungry," the naysayers aren't pleased with the 21-year-old's well built physique - as they think a skinnier female lead would have been a better choice.
Holding off strong showings by two newly released contestants, "The Hunger Games" continued its dominant performance by remaining in the top spot at the box office over the weekend of March 30-April 1, 2012.
Turning up for yet another premiere of her new film, Jennifer Lawrence hit the Capitol cinema red carpet for the Spanish debut of “The Hunger Games” held in Madrid on Monday (March 26).
The 21-year-old actress rocked a Victoria Beckham collection color blocked mini dress and black booties while posing for photographers and greeting the large crowd of awaiting fans - with the movie not slated to be released in Spanish theaters until April 20th.