UPDATED: ‘The Hunger Games’ Continues To Dominate North American Box Office, Passes US$500M Global Cume
According to Deadline, ‘The Hunger Games’ continues to dominate North American box office for the 4th consecutive week. Besides that, the cumulative global box office grossing has surpassed US$500 million.
SATURDAY PM/SUNDAY AM, 5TH UPDATE: Overall the North American weekend looks to be down around -11% from last year which may make Hollywood nervous going into the all-important summer movie season starting in May after a super-heated 2012 first quarter. The difference in this weekend’s close finishes were a matter of MPAA ratings and theater counts with 22% of K-12 out of school Friday. Lionsgate’s PG13-rated The Hunger Games scored the most locations in the U.S. and Canada this weekend and beat its domestic competition for the 4th straight weekend. As of Sunday morning, its global cume is now a gargantuan $500+ million! Fox received its hoped-for Friday (#1 after matinees) and Saturday (+24%) family fare bumps for the Farrelly Brothers’ PG-rated The Three Stooges, which played in more runs than Lionsgate’s R-rated The Cabin In The Woods.
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This is certainly great news for ‘The Hunger Games’ which is the first of ‘The Hunger Games’ franchise which is rare for a debut movie to do so fantastically well in box office. That’s not all of course.
UPDATE: According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Hunger Games’ has yet another amazing feat under its belt.
Lionsgate’s Hunger Games grossed $21.5 million, becoming the first film since James Cameron‘s Avatar to place at No. 1 for four consecutive weekends at the domestic box office and putting its total gross at $337.1 million. It has earned $531.1 globally, though its foreign run has been softer (similar to the firstTwilight).
‘The Hunger Games’, rated PG13, was released on 22 March 2012 and is now available in all cinemas islandwide.
“The Hunger Games” tops this week HitFix’s Movie Power rankings, beating out other highly anticipated movies such as “The Dark Knight Rises” and “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn”.
Check out first five movies on the list below:
1. “Hunger Games” ( Last week: No. 5 )
I’ve been out in the woods for days! Can’t one of my sponsors drop a parachute with a rough-cut of the trailer or an EPK or something?
2. “The Dark Knight Rises” ( Last week: No. 6 )
With constant set-crashing threatening security, director Christopher Nolan (“Inception”) reportedly refuses to even write down the ending of the final film in his Batman trilogy. Maybe he doesn’t have one? Just kidding, you know he’s cooking up something good.
3. “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” ( Last week: No. 1 )
Robert Pattinson: Rock star? Taylor Lautner: Action star? However those career choices pan out, they’ll always have Forks.
4. “Man of Steel” ( Last week: No. 8 )
Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot leaves Chicago and heads to the Great White North, with shooting commencing in British Columbia, Truth, justice and the Canadian way? Plus, more Zod costume photos have leaked.
5. Steven Spielberg ( Last week: Not ranked )
With two high-profile film coming out in the next few months (“The War Horse” and “The Adventures of Tintin”), Spielberg still found time to win the PGA’s David O. Selznick Award. Plus, there’s the whole “Lincoln” movie he’s working on, now with more Jackie Earle Haley.
Do head over to HitFix to see which other movies made up the next ten movies of the Top 15 Power Movie Rankings list!