Weekend Box Office: Everyone Went Hungry


I know you have been waiting all weekend to find out how much money The Hunger Games made in it’s opening weekend (I have). The wait and the weekend are over and final exact amounts are still being crunched but we have the estimate, which shouldn’t be more than a few dollars off the final.

So how did The Hunger Games do? Extremely well. The movie took in $155 million in it’s opening weekend, which has earned it’s place in the top three opening weekends of all time. #1 is Harry Potter (Deathly Hallows Part 2) with $169,189,427, #2 is The Dark Knight with $158,411,483 and the new #3 is The Hunger Games with it’s $155 million. You might have noticed that of that top three, The Hunger Games is the only non-sequel, which makes it the highest opening ever for a non-sequel movie.

For more Hunger Games coverage, you can read my post from Friday about the midnight showing of the movie that I attended, and you can read Time To Play’s review by Cynthia Fuchs.

Believe it or not, but there were some other movies playing over the weekend and some people went to see them also. Here is the Top 10 for the weekend of March 23 – 25, 2012:

1. The Hunger Games ($155,000,000)
2. 21 Jump Street ($21,300,000)
3. Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax ($13,100,000)
4. John Carter ($5,014,000)
5. Act of Valor ($2,062,000)
6. Project X ($1,950,000)
7. A Thousand Words ($1,925,000)
8. October Baby (2012) ($1,718,000)
9. Safe House ($1,400,000)
10. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island ($1,373,000)

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