The Hunger Games sets box office record

The Hunger Games certainly chewed up its competition at the box office for its opening weekend with $155 million in earnings, making it the third best debut film revenue-wise behind last year’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 and 2008’s The Dark Knight. But those were both well-established franchises. The Hunger Games, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson, has set the record for highest domestic opening for a non-sequel. viewers gave the movie 3.7 stars out of a possible 5. This means Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill‘s comedy 21 Jump Street, which had the top spot last weekend, was pushed way down to second with $21.3 million but it’s still a hit with viewers, who gave it 4.5 stars. Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax also moved down one spot to third, earning an additional $13.1 million and 4.1 stars. The action flick John Carter came in fourth with $5.0 million and also got 4.1 stars. Although it only raked in $2.1 million, the thriller Act of Valor managed to hold on to its position in fifth place, getting an impressive 4.5 star rating from viewers.

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  1. Janet • March 26, 2012 @ 1:53 PM

    I saw The Hunger Games! I think it deserves 5 stars!! It was great and portrayed the book well, especially in comparison to how books-to-movies usually turn out. It deserves to be #1

  2. C-Dub • March 26, 2012 @ 9:30 PM

    I could care less about the movie. I just couldn’t get thru the book.

  3. Nobody Important • March 27, 2012 @ 2:41 AM

    I don’t know much about this series, but it certainly looks allot better than Twilight (which isn’t saying much). Unlike Twilight, I’ll watch this when it hits tmn.

  4. Dan • March 27, 2012 @ 3:28 AM

    Just keeping the seat warm for The Dark Knight Rises.

  5. Ur mom • March 27, 2012 @ 9:43 AM

    Same here Dan, and The Avengers, Prometheus and The Hobbit. 🙂

  6. Missy • March 27, 2012 @ 12:24 PM

    Oh ick. I read the book and the nightmares from that are enough. I can’t believe people are so bloodthirsty that watching children stab each other to death is considered entertainment. It makes me worried about the people who live in this society. They’d rather watch someone be hurt and/or murdered than stop it and that’s a fact these days.

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