There’s an old saying in the movie biz that proved itself again this past weekend…
"There’s nothing wrong with the industry that a good movie won’t cure."
THE HUNGER GAMES did just that. This first of three films in the new franchise has instantly become the third biggest movie debut of ALL TIME!
And biggest of all film outside of the summer movie season.
THE HUNGER GAMES has sold an estimated $155 Million worth of tickets. Approximately $20 Million of that amount came from the film’s Friday morning 12:01 a.m. midnight showings in North America alone.
Worldwide The Hunger Games generated approximately $214 Million in ticket sales this weekend.
How does that stack up against the other two blockbusters?
Number 1 was 2011’s HARRY POTTER & THE DEATHLY HALLOWS-PART 2 with an opening weekend boxoffice take of $169.2 Million followed in second place by THE DARK KNIGHT which in 2008 made its debut with $158 Million in domestic ticket sales.
And we’ve only just begun. Look for 2012 to be a banner year at the movies!