Jennifer Lawrence Chills As Hunger Games Breaks Box Office Records With $155 Million [PHOTOS]
The Hunger Games, a sci-fi action film about a teenage girl fighting to survive a life-and-death game show in a dystopian world, broke records Sunday to become the first blockbuster movie of 2012. The movie took in $155 million in ticket sales over the weekend, making it the biggest weekend non-sequel movie opening ever, according to figures released by box office tracker Exhibitor Relations.
It bested the previous record holder, the Tim Burton directed Alice in Wonderland, starring Johnny Depp, which pulled in $116.1 million in 2010.
The Lionsgate picture is also the third biggest movie opening ever, after last year’s final movie of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, ($169 million) and the 2008 Batman movie The Dark Knight ($158 million), according to figures released by Box Office Mojo.
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