The Hunger Games made history this weekend opening with a shocking $155 million at the domestic box office! The film slips into the third biggest debut of all time, and the best opening of any film not released in the summer!
Overseas, the film opened to $59.3 million bringing the opening weekend worldwide release to $214.3 million. Hunger Games already has surpassed all of the Twilight films, and doesn’t show any sign of slowing down.
“It was the perfect storm. Having the first film in a franchise to be so gigantic is amaing. We had a great book and a great director in Gary Ross.” commented Tim Palen, Lionsgate president of marketing.
With such a huge opening weekend, we look forward to hearing news on the sequels soon! Did you see Hunger Games this weekend? Sound off in our comment section below with your thoughts on the film!