Saturday, March 24, 2012

Hunger Games' Serves Up Huge Opening Day At $68M

The feast is on: "The Hunger Games" has taken in $68.25 million nationally in its first day, a evidence 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 first appearance weekend ever in March. That record is detained by "Alice in Wonderland" with $116.1 million.

Great start should interpret into an opening weekend of as much as $140 million nationally, according to Paul Dergarabedian, analyst for box-office tracker

First-day revenues for "The Hunger Games" were well after the record $91.1 million for previous summer's "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2." But "The Hunger Games" came within a some million dollars of each of the last three "Twilight" movies, whose opening days ranged from $68.5 million to $72.7 million.

"The Hunger Games" stars Jennifer Lawrence as a youngster compulsory to compete in a televised death match against other youths in a future North American society where a advantaged capital city oppresses the people of 12 remote worker districts. The film is based on the first book in a best-selling trilogy by writer Suzanne Collins.