April 15, 2012

NEWS: The Hunger Games - #1 for the 4th week, passes $500 million worldwide!

The odds are still in our favor in the box-office Hunger Gamers! The Hunger Games is still the #1 movie in North America for 4 weeks in a row, beating out new competitors Cabin in the Woods and The Three Stooges this weekend. Meanwhile, the movie also surpassed the $500 million mark for the worldwide box-office! Read the report from below.
We’re probably sounding a bit like a broken record here but once again and for the fourth weekend in a row, director Gary Ross’ adaptation of The Hunger Games (Lionsgate), took on all comers and managed to stay on top of the box office with $21.5 million for the weekend, bringing its total to $337 million domestically. Before 2000, a movie remaining at #1 for four weeks wasn’t that rare, but things have changed a lot in the past 12 years, which is why it’s quite astounding for the movie to be joining the ranks of The Dark Knight andLord of the Rings: The Return of the King as one of rare movies post-2000 to have four weeks at #1. (James Cameron’s Avatar, the top-grossing movie of all time, remained #1 for seven consecutive weeks, just for comparison.) 
After setting a bunch of records last month, the Suzanne Collins’ adaptation crossed the $500 million mark globally this weekend, putting it firmly into the Top 100 highest-grossing movies of all time after just one month.

I always knew that this movie is going to be this BIG the moment it was announced that it was set to be adapted to the big screen! Congratulations to the cast and crew, to Suzanne Collins and Gary Ross, and to everyone involved in The Hunger Games! Also, good job to every Hunger Games fan who made this happen. I'm so proud to be a part of this fandom.


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