‘Hunger Games’ Record-Breaking $155M Opening Weekend

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“The Hunger Games” has broken box-office records, after it has won $214 million worldwide, $155 million of which came from the U.S. alone.

“Hunger Games” was only made for $80 million, but it’s becoming one of the largest films this year as it set the record for the biggest opening ever for a non-sequel like Harry Potter, Twilight or Spider-Man.

Industry specialists like Boxoffice.com’s Phil Contrino even went far as saying that the film may go on $400 million domestically. Outside U.S. and Canada, “Hunger Games” sold $59 million in tickets and has become #1 in 67 markets.

“Hunger Games” is based on the 2008 novel (written by Suzanne Collins) that has sold 11 million copies worldwide. It takes place in a post-apocalyptic North America, wherein kids are forced to fight to the death on live TV for the entertainment of the rich. Its movie adaptation stars 21-year-old Jennifer Lawrence as the female arrow-slinging hero.

There are three sequels to come for “The Hunger Games,” starting with “Catching Fire” that is scheduled for a November 2013 release.

Photos by: Patrick Hoffmann/ WENN.com

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