‘The Hunger Games’ is the third movie in history to make so much money in its debut, after ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2’ and ‘The Dark Night. Also it is the first non-sequel in history to collect such a huge amount, at the same time is the movie that has earned the most for Lionsgate studio, with the outstanding sum of $155 million dollars. There is a number of infinite reasons for its success, the fact that it’s based on a successful trilogy by Suzanne Collins or the controversial theme of its story or that the advertising campaign gave its all world-wide. Whatever it is, the formula they used worked.
The comedy ’21 Jump Street’ which was number one last week follows it, adding $21.3 million dollars to their profits. It was very hard for this comedy, which many critics say it’s the best one of the year so far, to fight against the enormous debut of the one that took first place.
‘Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax’ fell to third place, although it has done very well this month after its’ premiere. The $13.1 million dollars from this weekend add up to the $177 million dollars total it has earned, almost the amount that the number one this week achieved in only its’ premiere.
The Top 10 Movies in the Box Office are:
1. The Hunger Games - $155 mil
2. 21 Jump Street - $21.3 mil
3. Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax - $13.1 mil
4. John Carter - $5 mil
5. Act of Valor - $2.1 mil
6. Project X - $1.9 mil
7. A Thousand Words - $1.9 mil
8. October Baby - $1.7 mil
9. Safe House - $1.4 mil
10. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island - $1.4 mil