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*

  1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 - $169.2 million
  2. The Dark Knight - $158.4 million
  3. The Hunger Games - $155 million
  4. Spider-Man 3 - $151.1 million
  5. The Twilight Saga: New Moon - $142.8 million
*Source: IMDb, the #1 movie Website in the world.

Interview Opportunity and Comprehensive Box Office Mojo Data

IMDb owns and operates Box Office Mojo, the leading online box-office reporting service. Keith Simanton, IMDb’s Managing Editor, will be available for print, broadcast and online interviews regarding "The Hunger Games’" box office performance and other topics pertaining to the film. To request an interview, please contact: Emily Glassman (glassman@imdb.com).