The figures cited by Box Office Mojo shows that the "hunger" is the third most popular film will be released in the U.S., after "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" and "The Dark Knight."
The total cume is $ 214.3 million (€ 161.65 million) in its first weekend, but insiders believe that the things to come, because the film is not even in most areas.
While setting a new record for opening the third largest in the U.S., the film also marks a new stage for Lionsgate: "The Hunger Games" has surpassed "Fahrenheit 9/11" in the domestic sales of the first week.
"It is remarkable that he debuted at the top of the Twilight movies, and he overcame Alice in Wonderland ($ 116.1 million / € 87.5 million) for the highest debut ever for a non-suite," Bom reports.
The comparison is not arbitrary, because for the release, "The Hunger Games' is often referred to as" the new Twilight "in the sense that it is designed as a future franchise as successful as the saga of vampires.
Chances are it will be even greater. The fact that it targets a wider audience will certainly contribute to the "Twilight" to overcome.
"The film has an incredible influence on the Saturday - it fell 25 percent to 51 million [€ 38.4 million], which second all time behind Spider-Man 3 (state at $ 51.3 million / € 38.69 million) , "the same movie-oriented e-zine says.
"This suggests that the demand for The Hunger Games is through a wide range of viewers, and it's not only rooted in the nature of the rabid fans who pressed the front-loading openings for the latest Harry Potter movies and Twilight "BOM says.
Also good money to the American box office this week, "21 Jump Street," "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax 3D", "John Carter 3D," "courage," "Project X", "A Thousand Words," " Baby October "," Safe House "and" Journey 2. "