LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Hunger Games” has filled fan appetites with a $155 million opening weekend that puts it nearby a tip of a domestic record book.
The outrageous transport outlines a third-best entrance ever in terms of revenue, behind a $169.2 million opening for final year’s “Harry Potter” culmination and a $158.4 million opening of 2008′s “The Dark Knight.”
“Harry Potter” and “Batman” were timeless franchises. “The Hunger Games” set a income record for a non-sequel.
It also was by distant a biggest start for a film opening outward a bustling summer and holiday seasons. According to Sunday studio estimates, “The Hunger Games” came in scarcely $40 million forward of a prior Mar record-holder, 2010′s “Alice in Wonderland” during $116.1 million.
“The Hunger Games” slid into a No. 3 mark on a domestic income draft forward of “Spider-Man 3,” that non-stop with $151.1 million in 2007. Factoring in today’s aloft tickets prices, “The Hunger Games” sole fewer tickets over opening weekend than “Spider-Man 3,” though.
With a broader fan bottom than a “Twilight” franchise, “The Hunger Games” pulled in bigger crowds than a top-grossing installment of that series. “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” leads that authorization with a $142.8 million opening weekend in 2009.
Women and girls have done adult as most as 80 percent of a assembly for a “Twilight” flicks. Though it facilities a womanlike lead, “The Hunger Games” drew some-more offset crowds, with girls and women accounting for 61 percent of audiences, according to distributor Lionsgate.
Despite a teen fan base, “The Hunger Games” also did good among comparison moviegoers. Fans 25 and comparison done adult 56 percent of a crowds.
“The Hunger Games” stars Jennifer Lawrence as a teen who is one of 24 youths forced to contest in a televised genocide compare in a post-apocalyptic North American society.
The film is formed on a initial novel in a best-selling trilogy by Suzanne Collins. Lionsgate skeleton to recover partial two, “Catching Fire,” in Nov 2013.R Soft Web Hosting