We just posted that The Hunger Games opened with $155M in America which makes it 3rd highest opening weekend ever. And we now have the international numbers— $58.7M which brings us to
$213.7M!! $214.3 million!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lionsgate also finally reported its weekend international numbers which were a very strong $58.7M and tracking ahead of the first Twilight Saga film. The pic opened worldwide day-and-date this weekend on an estimated 7,700 prints everywhere except for Spain, Italy, Japan, and South Korea.
Overseas, Hunger Games turned in a more muted performance for a solid bow of $59.3 million from 67 markets. The foreign tally, which came in ahead of the international debut of the first Twilightfilm, puts Hunger Games’ worldwide opening at $214.3 million. -Yahoo!News
Aside from holding the 3rd highest opening weekend ever, The Hunger Games holds the following records as of this post:
That’s a record-setter: the 3rd all-time biggest opening three-day weekend, behind 2008′s The Dark Knight ($158.4M); and the highest non-sequel opening weekend ever; and the highest March opening ever. Other Hunger Games records include the highest debut single day for a non-sequel ever, and the highest opening of all time outside of the Summer blockbuster season, and the 5th highest opening day ever.
IMAX’s domestic weekend box office is $10.6M, which is approximately $40K per screen — a massive figure since IMAX only has one screen per location. This weekend broke two key records as IMAX’s best opening weekend for a non-sequel 2D title, and best digital only release.
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