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Jennifer Lawrence has to be one of the biggest stars in the world right now. $158 million for the opening of Catching Fire. You can say it’s the franchise if you want. At the end of the day, does it really matter? Isn’t that just another way of saying it doesn’t count? Ditto for Sandra Bullock and the $245 million for Gravity. It doesn’t count because it’s an effects movie little boys love to. Either way, it’s kind of awesome.

How are the Best Picture contenders doing so far domestically? Gravity is number 5 on the year’s highest grossing films so far, beaten only tentpoles and sequels. Impressive, non?

1. Gravity – $245 million.
2. The Butler – $115 million.
3. Captain Phillips – $100 million, just passed the mark.
4. Prisoners – $60 million

In limited:
5. Blue Jasmine – $32 million
6. 12 Years a Slave – $29 million (not bad at all – heads towards $50)
7. Dallas Buyers Club – $6 million (in 666 theaters)

And how are the animated films shaking down so far?

1. Despicable Me 2 $366 million
2. Monsters University $268 million
4. The Croods $187 million
5. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 $114 million