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‘The Hunger Games’ Is Still No. 1 In North American Box Office For Friday

The Wrap questioned if ‘The Hunger Games’ will be able to top USA box office yesterday. The weekend isn’t over yet but ‘The Hunger Games’ is still Number 1 on Friday.

Deadline reports ‘The Hunger Games’ is still Number 1 for Friday box office sales.

FRIDAY 11 PM, 3RD UPDATE: It took all day and all night, but now there’s clarity in terms of movie order. Fox’s The Three Stoogeswas #1 at matinees. But ‘the combination of 22% of K-12 out today, plus our PG family friendly rating, conspired to slow us down at the box office after the 8PM shows tonight,” a Fox exec says. “But nevertheless we will come in a solid #2 today and for the weekend.” However, the close finishes were also a matter of theater counts – with Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games scoring the most theaters this weekend while the Farrelly Brothers’ Stooges played in 1,105 more runs than Lionsgate’s The Cabin In The Woods directed by Joss Whedon. ButCabin had the much better per screen average. CinemaScores were as follows: Fox’s The Three Stooges ‘B-’ (‘A’ from audiences  under 18, ‘C’ from 25 and older), Lionsgate’s The Cabin In The Woods ‘C’ (‘D+’ from females), FilmDistrict’sLockout ‘B-’. Meanwhile, the weekend looks to be down around -14% from last year. My sources estimate these early Top Ten grosses for Friday and the weekend in North America. Refined numbers and full analysis in the morning:

1. The Hunger Games (Lionsgate) Week 4 [3,916 Theaters] PG-13
Friday $6.5M, Weekend $20.0M, Cume $334.5M

2. The Three Stooges (Fox) NEW [3,477 Theaters] PG
Friday $5.6M, Weekend $17.5M

3. The Cabin In The Woods (Lionsgate) NEW [2,811 Theaters] R
Friday $5.5M, Weekend $13M

4. American Reunion (Universal) Week 2 [3,203 Theaters] R
Friday $3.3M (-64%), Weekend $10M, Cume $39.0M

5. Titanic 3D (Paramount/Fox) Week 2 [2,697 Theaters] PG-13
Friday $3.4M (-54%), Weekend $10.5M, Cume $43.3M

Visit Deadline for the full box office report.

‘The Hunger Games’, rated PG13, was released on 22 March 2012 and is now available in all cinemas islandwide.

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‘The Hunger Games’ Scores US$302.8M In USA, Tops Box Office For 3rd Weekend

Deadline reports ‘The Hunger Games’ has now crossed US$300 million mark, raking in a current total of US$302.8 million in USA box office sales and continues to top North American box office for the 3rd weekend in a row.

“The Hunger Games” remained the No. 1 movie in North America for the third weekend in a row, beating Universal’s new comedy “American Reunion” and clobbering the 3D re-release of “Titanic.”

In its third weekend of release, Lionsgate’s PG-13 “The Hunger Games” grossed $33.5 million. The R-rated “American Reunion,” the latest in Universal’s successful “American Pie” franchise, opened to a respectable $21.5 million. And “Titanic,” the PG-13 blockbuster first released in 1997, took $17.4 million.

The weekend pushed “The Hunger Games” over the $300 million mark domestically. The movie now has grossed $302.8 million.

‘The Hunger Games’, rated PG13, was released on 22 March 2012 and is now available in all cinemas islandwide.

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Deadline: Analyst Predicts ‘The Hunger Games’ To Rake In US$170 Million For North American Box Office

‘The Hunger Games’ will only be released in Singapore on 22 March 2012 and in US on 23 March 2012 but as promotions for the movie started rolling out, the word and buzz started getting even stronger too.

In a new set of predictions for 2012, Deadline reported Miller Tabak’s David Joyce predicted “Lionsgate should benefit from the growing interest in The Hunger Games leading up to its release in March. He expects the thriller to generate about $170M at North American box offices.”

Should ‘The Hunger Games’ rake in US$170M (S$218,121,705.53) according to the prediction David Joyce made, it would mean US$70M over the initial amount of US$100 which Lionsgate said ‘The Hunger Games’ would have to garner before sequels can be considered. Lionsgate had reportedly spent more than US$80M in producing ‘The Hunger Games’.

According to Deadline, two analysts had previously estimated ‘The Hunger Games’ will make US$150M in US domestic box office sales.

It appears with the movie buzz getting stronger, the predicted numbers that ‘The Hunger Games’ will earn in box office sales are rising too. With 78 days to left to go before ‘The Hunger Games’ begins its run in US, I guess we will find out soon if ‘The Hunger Games’ will go below or above the predicted numbers for “the world will be watching” indeed.

What do you think?

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Sources: Deadline via Down With The Capitol.

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