26th Mar 2012Posted in: News Comments Off
The Hunger Games Rakes in the Dough at the Box OfficeEveryone knew that The Hunger Games would triumph at the box office last weekend, but the extent to which the much-anticipated teen phenomenon raked in the dough exceeded even the most optimistic box-office expectations. With its weekend gross of $155 million, the movie had A) the biggest non-sequel opening of all time, B) the third-biggest movie opening of all time and C) the biggest March opening of all time. Perhaps most surprising is that The Hunger Games is now D) production company Lionsgate's highest-grossing movie—after just three days. Geez, slow down a bit, The Hunger Games—don't you think you're raising the bar a bit too high for your sequels?