IMDb ANNOUNCES THAT THE HUNGER GAMES EARNED APPROXIMATELY $155 MILLION ON OPENING WEEKEND
Film Sets Multiple Records And Claims Spot for Third Highest Grossing Weekend Ever
(March 25, 2012) IMDb, the #1 movie website in the world, today announced that The Hunger Games opened to an estimated $155 million, which ranks third all-time behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 ($169.2 million) and The Dark Knight ($158.4 million).
"The Hunger Games" has now set multiple records, including:
- With just three days in theaters, "The Hunger Games" is already Lionsgate’s #1 movie of all time (as determined by box office).
- Second-highest Saturday box office ever behind Spider-Man 3.
- #3 biggest opening weekend of all-time.
- #1 opening film outside of the month of July ever.
- #1 non-sequel opening in history.
All-Time Opening Weekend Box Office Chart*
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 - $169.2 million
- The Dark Knight - $158.4 million
- The Hunger Games - $155 million
- Spider-Man 3 - $151.1 million
- The Twilight Saga: New Moon - $142.8 million