Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth) in "The Hunger Games." (Murray Close)

The movie, an adaptation of Suzanne Collins’s popular novel, stars Jennifer Lawrence as the female lead, Katniss Everdeen. In contrast to films such as “Twilight,” however, the Associated Press reports that gender was more balanced among weekend “Hunger Games” viewers, suggesting some serious longevity in the franchise.

Here are the weekend’s top 10 movies at the box office:

1. “The Hunger Games,” $155 million

2. “21 Jump Street,” $21.3 million

3. “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax,” $13.1 million

4. “John Carter,” $5 million

5. “Act of Valor,” $2.1 million

6. “Project X,” $2 million

7. “A Thousand Words,” $1.9 million

8. “October Baby,” $1.7 million

9. “Safe House,” $1.4 million

10. “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” $1.4 million

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