The much anticipated flick ‘The Hunger Games’ opened this weekend and basically blew everyone else out of the water.
Early numbers are in and the movie has already made over $214 million dollars worldwide! That’s massive! ‘The Hunger Games’ made $155 million in U.S. and Canada and an additional $59.25 million internationally. That makes it the third biggest weekend opener EVER, even beating out the Twilight Saga.
Lionsgate broke down the numbers: $68M Friday and $51M Saturday anticipating a decent $36M on Sunday. It makes it the highest non-sequel opening weekend ever; and the highest March opening ever.
So far Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 still holds the record for biggest midnight opener of all time with $43.5 million and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 comes in second with $30.3 million.
Movie exes were hoping The Hunger Games would make $125 mil opening weekend, so clearly there’s some extra celebrations going on. Did you get a chance to see the movie? What did you think? Does it live up to the hype?