If The Hunger Games was in a boxing round with other movies that debuted over the past few weeks (or this year period), it would come out as the winner — with a TKO.
The big-screen adaption of the beloved book series topped the weekend box office with a whopping earning of $214.25 million internationally ($155 million domestically), making it the third biggest opening of all time behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 and The Dark Knight. Wow.
Check out the weekend box office totals below:
1. The Hunger Games – $155 million
2. 21 Jump Street – $21.3 million
3. Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax 3D – $13.1 million
4. John Carter 3D – $5 million
5. Act Of Valor – $2 million
6. Project X – $1.9 million
7. A Thousand Words – $1.9 million
8. October Baby – $1.7 million
9. Safe House – $1.3 million
9. Journey 2 – $1.3 million
I’ve been hearing rave reviews about the film. Did you check out The Hunger Games over the weekend? If so, how was it!?
Though ‘The Hangover 2’ was plagued by negative reviews from critics & audiences alike, that didn’t stop the film from setting a box office record.
This also means that “The Wolfpack” has scored the largest opening EVER for an R-rated comedy. Not to mention, it came in at #1 at the box office, passing other major sequels (Pirates of the Caribbean & Kung Fu Panda). (Source) Kudos to the film’s stars.
Though it has set a precedent, there is a continued debate regarding Hangover 2’s comedic appeal.
As I was one of many to see the film during it’s midnight debut, I thoroughly enjoyed it! I laughed at 75% of it’s duration. However, not everyone was as pleased with the plot (which is exactly the same as ‘The Hangover’), comedic devices or over-the-top situations (I won’t spoil it for those of you that have yet to see it).
Did you think ‘The Hangover 2’ was worth the hype?