Skip navigation
Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism University of Southern California
Southern California

Hunger Games Fights to a $155 Million Opening

The movie sets domestic box office records.

Lionsgate Entertainment's "The Hunger Games" raked in $155 million in its opening weekend, making it the third best debut in North American box office history.

The movie, which is based off of the best-selling novel, came in third behind last year's "Harry Potter" finale and 2008's "Dark Knight," which earned $169.2 million and $158.4 million, respectively.   

"The Hunger Games" earned twice as much as the first installment of the "Twilight" movies, setting a record for a non-sequel.   

The movie also dethroned the previous March record holder, "Alice in Wonderland," which earned $116.1 million.

"The Hunger Games" is Lionsgate's highest grossing movie to date, and the production company announced that the sequel, "Catching Fire," is set to release November 22, 2013.

With the strong opening, Lionsgate Entertainment stock is up more than five percent Monday morning.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

COMMENTS
Leave a comment
Name:
E-mail:*
URL:
Comments:*

Testimony Continues in Bolden Double Murder Trial


By Rebecca Gibian
10/22/14 | 1:28 p.m. PDT

L.A. prosecutors attempt to draw connections between Bolden's phone calls and the murder of two USC graduate students.

Metro Bus Shot Near USC


By Brooke Gignac
10/21/14 | 5:28 p.m. PDT

A bus was hit with gunfire a few blocks from USC Tuesday afternoon.

Uber Drivers Protest Pay Cuts Worldwide

Weather 10/22/14

Wednesday 10/22/14

Top LAUSD School Celebrates New Home

We detected that you might be on a mobile device such as an iPad or iPhone. Sorry, at this time the video box is only visible on desktop computers.
MOST POPULAR

Plattenburg: "Do Something Great"


By dishak and Connor McGlynn
10/18/14 | 9:14 p.m. PDT

USC CB John Plattenburg discussed his emotions following his first career start for the Trojans against the Buffaloes.

LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy Resigns


By Olivia Niland
10/15/14 | 9:35 p.m. PDT

Deasy's resignation comes on the heels of weeks of negotiations.