March 26, 2012 • The Hunger Games rules at the box office!
This weekend, the film adaptation of The Hunger Games made box office history by posting the biggest spring opening weekend ever AND the biggest midnight and weekend box office by a non-sequel. The film made $19 million at the midnight showing on March 23rd and $155 million over the weekend, the third biggest opening weekend ever—behind only two beloved franchises: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 ($169.2 million) and The Dark Knight ($158.4 million). I adored the books by Suzanne Collins and the film by Gary Ross, and if you're interested, you can read my short review of the movie on my blog. If you haven't seen it yet, be sure to catch this juggernaut soon, so you can join the conversation!