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'The Hunger Games' Tops Box Office

'The Hunger Games' Tops Box Office

The Hunger Games, based on Suzanne Collins‘ bestselling novel and starring Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, and Josh Hutcherson took in a whopping $155 million in its opening weekend. This number brings the hit film in at the third largest opening weekend in history!

This weekend’s earnings also made The Hunger Games the number one grossing film in the history of its studio, Lionsgate!

Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill‘s comedy 21 Jump Street took second place, bringing in $21.3 million this weekend.

Third place went to Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, which features the voices of Taylor Swift and Zac Efron. The animated movie brought in $13.1 million this weekend.

Fourth place went to Taylor Kitsch‘s John Carter, which earned just over $5 million. Act of Valor came in 5th this week, with $2 million.

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# 1

I’m so happy the film did well. I thought the film adaptation was great and I even teared up a bit when Rue died. I can’t wait for Catching Fire.

# 2

I will be seeing it again with my friends. Loved it! Jennifer rocks as Katniss.

# 3

The only action heroine amongst male heroes of The Dark Knight and Harry Potter for the biggest opening weekend ever. I’m so proud! Go Jennifer!

# 4

I see all the hype and mall tours paid off. Now, I’d like for the hype to die down so we can live our lives in peace again.

I feel bad for John carter. it’s really a decent movie and Taylor Kitsch deserves a break.

# 5

How many of the people who saw it are REPEAT viewers?

# 6

That was a really good movie.

# 7
Why trash? @ 03/25/2012 at 2:29 pm

@Sayer:

Does it matter?

When Avatar and The Dark Knight were viewed multiple times by the fanboys nobody cared. But if it is any other film then people have to snark. We hear the fan boys that go to a theater just to see a trailer for DK or whatever.

Good for Jennifer and the others. I thing some are scared their favorite won’t get these numbers.

# 8

Loved it. Go Hunger Games. Let the odds be forever in your favor.

# 9

Loved it! Awesome! I will go back to see again!

justsayin @ 03/25/2012 at 3:30 pm

You forgot the part where it’s third biggest box office weekend of all time, Jared!!! Wooo!!! Taking notes, Bella? It pays to be smart and tough and not just be in love with your sparkly vamp. The Hermione Grangers and Katniss Evergreens rule the world! Woo!

I adored the books and I am very glad that the movie is very respectful of the book and also is really good. Of course it is an adaptation and there are things not included but maintains the essence, and Jennifer is also brilliant. Go Hunger Games!

@Sayer: Please explain why exactly he deserves a break? He was horrible in John Carter, zero charisma.

Twilight forever. Hungery Gameless what? Plus Rob, Kristen and Taylor are hotter. Jennifer, Josh and Liam who?

Jared! You forgot to mention it’s the third biggest box office opening EVER

ANNND

It’s the highest opening EVER for a nonsequel! I’m so stoked! Loved this movie, can’t wait for the rest. Wiping Twilight off the map (:

@Lucille: The same people (Lionsgate) OWNS both FRANCHISES,so they win.

@Sayer:
No, all the twilight movies were made and hit theaters when summit was independent. Maybe lionsgate will get money from the last movie.

Haha! Cant beat Harry Potter!

Hermoine beats Katniss! Yay!

I happen to love Harry Potter, Twilight and The Hunger Games! Will people ever stop comparing them and just enjoy them like me?? They are all great in different ways!

I was pretty surprised how well I liked the movie. I was so angry through the whole thing that the society got to such a horrible state.

This is our future if we stay on the path we are now with the upper 1% hoarding the wealth and the anti-science movement that is going on in America right now.

The Hunger Games film was sooooo A W E S O M E

Can’t really compare Twilight box office with Hunger Games’ box office because one is targeted towards females, while the other has an even mix of males and females. If we are to compare the franchises, it should be Harry Potter and Hunger Games, both evenly appealing to the two sexes. In that case, Harry Potter beats Hunger Games :).

Any teen movie that would beat up that TWATlight movie is a damn very good!!!

Funny how people can’t just enjoy a movie’s success without bringing down another.

This is amazing news I am so happy it did well and it deserves all the success :’) brilliant film.

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