The Hunger Games opened this weekend and broke all kinds of box office records; third largest opening of all time, largest opening for a non-summer blockbuster, largest March opening, largest opening for a non-sequel, etc; etc. The fact is you went to see it this weekend and you likely took your friends. The film opened, in the number one spot obviously, with $155 million wiping the floor with just about any movie that was showing. The opening was so large that it made more money domestically its first weekend then any other movie released so far this year. It’s not only a culture icon but the film was actually really good.
The number two film this weekend was C-Tate’s and Jonah Hill’s 21 Jump Street remake which actually did surprisingly well up against The Hunger Games bringing in $21M. It’s a nice chunk of change for the comedy that has now totaled over $71M in two weeks. The number three film was Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax with $13M as it seems interest in the preachy “let’s preserve the trees” film is dying down. The number four and five films this weekend were the disappointing John Carter and Act of Valor, bringing in $5M and $2M respectively.
Here’s a rundown of the top 10 films this weekend:
*numbers in millions* (TOTALS)
1) The Hunger Games – $155 (NEW)
2) 21 Jump Street – $21.3 ($71)
3) Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax – $13.1 ($177.3)
4) John Carter – $5 ($62.3)
5) Act of Valor – $2 ($65.9)
6) Project X – $1.9 ($51.7)
7) A Thousand Words – $1.9 ($14.9)
8) October Baby – $1.8 (NEW)
9) Safe House – $1.4 ($122.6)
10) Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – $1.3 ($97.1)
Via Box Office Mojo