The Hunger Games On Track To Make More Than Twilight And Harry Potter

The Hunger Games On Track To Make More Than Twilight And Harry Potter
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The Hunger Games has taken $61.1million to remain the number one film in its second weekend. Studio estimates on Sunday put the Lionsgate’s film well ahead of Sam Worthington’s action sequel Wrath of the Titans, which opened in second-place with $34.2million.

Starring Jennifer Lawrence as a teen forced to compete in a televised death match, The Hunger Games lifted its domestic total to $251million after just ten days.

‘We’re obviously ecstatic [with a] quarter of a billion. I like the sound of that, by the way,’ said David Spitz, head of distribution for Lionsgate. 

‘We’re going into a period now with Easter weekend and spring break where literally 30 percent of kids are out of school starting tomorrow… We have a great opportunity to continue to play and play and play.’

The Hunger Games added $34.8million overseas to raise its international total to $113.9million and its worldwide haul to about $365million.

While lagging behind the overseas business of such teen-based literary adaptations as the Harry Potter and Twilight movies, The Hunger Games is on a pace to surpass the domestic revenues of nearly all of those films.

The Hunger Games is headed well above $300million domestically, a level reached by just three of the eight Harry Potter films and only once by any of the Twilight flicks.

Overall domestic revenues totalled $154million, up 23.5 percent from the same weekend last year, when Hop led with $37.5million.

For the year, domestic receipts are at $2.6billion, 20 percent ahead of 2011′s, according to box-office tracker Hollywood.com.

By far the biggest movie to open outside the busy summer and late-year holiday periods and the biggest non-sequel debut ever, The Hunger Games alone has given the industry a huge prelude to the blockbuster season that hits its stride in early May.

‘If this were a summer movie, these would still be impressive numbers,’ said Hollywood.com analyst Paul Dergarabedian. 

‘Usually, you’ll see sequels in a big franchise like this getting bigger and bigger, but this movie right out of the gate has already become one of the biggest blockbusters of all time.’

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