The Hunger Games Become Fifth Film Ever To Cross $200 Million In Just 8 Days
You didn't have to be a box office expert to predict a big showing for The Hunger Games this weekend, but all the same, Katniss Everdeen the Girl on Fire has already managed to break records. According to THR, The Hunger Games spent Friday becoming the fifth movie ever to make $200 million domestically in just eight days, notching an extra $18.9 million to kick off the weekend and bringing its total to $208.8 million. It's on track to make around $60 million this weekend, which will help it easily trounce competition for the newcomers.
As for those, Wrath of the Titans is still on track open to less than its predecessor Clash of the Titans, and will make about $30 million, half of the Hunger Games total. It and the weekend's other new release, Mirror Mirror, received B+ CinemaScore ratings from moviegoers, which bodes well for how they'll play in the weeks to come. Mirror Mirror will come in behind Wrath, though, having made just $5.9 million on Friday, and looking on par for $23 million this weekend. You can just imagine how many cranky 8-year-old girls are out seeing it this weekend because their parents think they're too young for The Hunger Games.
We'll have a full box office report for you tomorrow to let you know how the final numbers shake out. In the meantime, let us know what you're seeing in the comments!
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