- 3rd largest opening weekend in history (behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 and The Dark Knight.)
- Biggest opening weekend for a non-sequel.
- Biggest opening weekend in the first 4 months of the calendar year (Eclipsing Alice in Wonderland, which minted $110 million in 2010.)
- 5th largest opening day gross ($68 million)
- 2nd fastest film to earn over $100 million (behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.)
- Highest grossing film in distributor Lions Gate Film history (slaughtering previous champ Fahrenheit 9/11 in two days.)
- Highest grossing film for director Gary Ross, and any member of its principle cast.
- Largest opening weekend for a film centered around a female protagonist-- no one's mentioning that record...
Sunday, March 25, 2012
The Odds Were In Its Favor...
It's an after-thought at this point to say that The Hunger Games was triumphant over the weekend. The young adult phenom created by Suzanne Collins earned $155 million at the domestic box office in its opening weekend.