After $68 Million Friday, Hunger Games En Route to $140 Million Opening

The industry seers pretty much nailed it: "The Hunger Games opened with $68.25M grosses for Friday’s North American box office, including $19.75M in record-setting midnights. That should make for a first weekend of $140M with upside. This is the highest non-sequel opening weekend ever, and the highest debut single day for a non-sequel ever, and the highest March opening ever, and the 5th highest opening day ever." Read Nikki Finke's full report at our sister site Deadline.


  • Patrick Hallstein / McEvoy-Halston says:

    It was interesting to see an audience dial in. No chance, you quickly knew, of seeing cell-phone glare at all through the movie. Their three-finger salute as the event began.

    • Patrick Hallstein / McEvoy-Halston says:

      Actually, no, not to the event, to Katniss. She is beautiful.

  • MartiniShark says:

    Word to the wise: this is not a film based on the world of competitive food eating. (Maybe I should have read the book first)

  • 2+2=5 says:

    Non-related topic:
    In the meantime, James Cameron is deep tweeting from the Earth's deepest point.