Box Office Results · March 25, 2012
Over the weekend ‘The Hunger Games’ feasted on essentially all of the money going into movie theatres! All of it!!
In three days Katniss and Company reaped an astounding $155M to dominate the Box Office. Let’s review the extensive list of records this movie broke since its release on Friday:
First of all, it is the third-best debut of all time, sitting just behind ‘The Dark Knight’ ($158M) and ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2’ ($169M). It is also the best opening for any film outside of the summer blockbuster season as well as the biggest opening for a non-sequel.
The big-screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ best-selling novel captured an estimated $68M on Friday alone, making it the fifth-best opening day ever.
Also, ‘The Hunger Games’ pulled in a nice chunk of change from its IMAX release. But, if you’d like to see it in the staggering majesty of IMAX you’d better hurry because it’s a limited one-week engagement. This Friday all the Tributes gets the boot for ‘Wrath of the Titans’.
Be sure to check out our review of ‘The Hunger Games’.
Since we’re chatting about sci-fi book-to-movie adaptations, let’s briefly touch on the fact that ‘John Carter’, which cost Disney $250M to make has only pulled in $62.3M in three weeks – that is less than ‘The Hunger Games’ grossed in one day… and it only cost Lionsgate $80M to produce. Yikes!
…What’s that? Oh yeah, there were other movies that opened on Friday! The drama ‘October Baby’ entered the top ten in the 8th position with a decent $1.7M in just under 400 theatres.
Here is the estimated breakdown of the weekend totals:
|Weekend Gross||Total Gross||Week|
|1||–||The Hunger Games||$155,000,000||$155,000,000||1|
|2||1||21 Jump Street||$21,300,000||$71,051,000||2|
|3||2||Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax||$13,100,000||$177,300,000||4|
|5||5||Act of Valor||$2,062,000||$65,942,000||5|
|7||6||A Thousand Words||$1,925,000||$14,926,000||3|
|10||8||Journey 2: The Mysterious Island||$1,373,000||$97,155,000||7|
[Image Credit: Lionsgate Entertainment]
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