Deadline: ‘The Hunger Games’ Gains US$400M In Global Box Office Sales
We are happy to hear from Deadline, ‘The Hunger Games’ grossed “$131.6M internationally and $269.3M domestically in its first 13 days of release at the worldwide box office to cross $400M total.”
FRIDAY 5 PM, 6TH UPDATE: I’ve just learned that Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games has grossed $131.6M internationally and $269.3M domestically in its first 13 days of release at the worldwide box office to cross $400M total. My sources say it’ll be the #1 movie again this Easter weekend with $12M-$14M for Friday at the North American box office and potentially $40M for the weekend. Universal’s American Reunion opening today is #2 with $8M-$10M today for a projected $25M for this weekend. Universal’s fourquel reunites the original cast of this raunchy popular franchise more than a decade later, including even that hot mess Tara Reid. (For those keeping score, there have been 8 releases total – but a quad went directly to home video.) In the U.S. and Canada, midnights at 37 locations opened with $660K. It pulled ahead of Paramount/Fox conversion Titanic 3D which opened Wednesday and is looking at $6.5M-$7.5M today for #3 and a possible 5-day cume of $20M through Easter Sunday.
Playing in the same 4,137 locations, Hunger Games grossed $6.3M Thursday for a new 13-day cume of $269.3M. In second place Thursday was Titanic 3D which grossed $3.6M playing in 2,674 theaters. “That’s a strong -16% hold given that Wednesday openers usually fall an average of -30+%,” Paramount, which is handling the domestic release tells me. Audiences gave it an ‘A’ CinemaScore. James Cameron’s epic new 2-day cume is $8.3M. There are still no foreign figures available from Fox. Universal reports that American Reunion opened as the No. 1 film in Australia, Russia, and Holland despite stiff competition at the box office there. It had the highest opening for the franchise in those 3 territories.
Let’s hope ‘The Hunger Games’ will continue to do well in the box office and the sequels will do even better!
‘The Hunger Games’, rated PG13, was released on 22 March 2012 and is now available in all cinemas islandwide.