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The Wrap: Will ‘The Hunger Games’ Help To Boost Spring Box Office Sales In USA?

Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen

While box office revenues in 2011 was not satisfactory due to bad economy in United States of America, box office revenues of US$964.4 million from January 1 to February 5 2012, while isn’t as good as 2010′s US$1.2 billion, is much better than 2011′s US$866.1 million.

People in the business are telling The Wrap they believe ‘The Hunger Games’ will help to boost Spring box office sales further and to “open in the $70- to $75-million range”.

Replicating the box office performance of “Avatar” or “Alice in Wonderland” will be difficult, but Lionsgate’s adaptation of the best-selling novel “The Hunger Games” has franchise written all over it.

“The crown jewel of spring is ‘Hunger Games,’” a rival studio executive told TheWrap. “The debate is: will it be as big as everyone thinks it’s going to be. I’d be shocked if it doesn’t at least open in the $70- to $75-million range.”

An analyst with Wunderlich Securities, Matthew Harrigan, told Bloomberg he is predicting ‘The Hunger Games’ movie to gross around US$200 million in terms of box office sales in United States of America. This number is an increase from the US$170 million as well as US$150 million which analysts had previously told Deadline their predictions for ‘The Hunger Games’ movie in United States of America. Lionsgate had also stated before ‘The Hunger Games’ will have to rake in at least US$100 million box office revenues in United States of America before they will consider making sequels.

What do you think about their predictions? How much do you think ‘The Hunger Games’ movie will be able to earn in USA box office sales? Tell us your predictions by leaving a comment below!

‘The Hunger Games’ will be released in Singapore on 22 March 2012.

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