Saturday, March 24, 2012

The Hunger Games Grosses Over $68 Million Its Opening Day

The numbers are out! The Hunger Games has grossed over $68 million domestically its opening day!
The feast is on: “The Hunger Games” has taken in $68.25 million domestically in its first day, a record for a non-sequel.

The Friday total for Lionsgate’s “The Hunger Games” was the fifth-best opening day ever and puts the movie on track for the best debut weekend ever in March. That record is held by “Alice in Wonderland” with $116.1 million.

The big start should translate into an opening weekend of as much as $140 million domestically, according to Paul Dergarabedian, analyst for box-office tracker 
That makes The Hunger Games #5 in opening day sales, and if you notice those other movies are SEQUELS, which makes THG #1 in opening day sales for NON-SEQUELS!

The weekend isn't over yet, so we're expecting more records broken! This is beyond amazing for Lionsgate and The Hunger Games, as it ensure that this movie is a hit and is good news for the future of this franchise.

Source: Box Office Mojo, Washington Post