Sorry, Bella. When it comes to box-office odds, Katniss Everdeen had everything in her favor. “The Hunger Games” scored $ 155 million in North American ticket sales this weekend, the third highest opening weekend of all time, according to estimates from Lionsgate.
Only “The Dark Knight” ($ 158.4 million) and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2″ ($ 169.1 million) have had stronger opening weekend showings, giving “The Hunger Games”… Continue reading 'The Hunger Games' Weekend Box Office: $155 Million
Besting any number of opening weekend records, The Hunger Games (review here) opened this weekend with a scorching $ 155 million. That’s the third-biggest opening weekend of all-time, behind The Dark Knight ($ 158 million) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part II ($ 169 million). Obviously by virtue of being number three on the list, it’s also the biggest opening weekend for a non-summer movie, a non-sequel. It’s of… Continue reading Weekend Box Office: The Hunger Games Opens With $155 million -- Why It's Good News for the Industry and the Moviegoer