The Hunger Games opened big, I mean really big, this weekend The Hunger Games made $155 million over the weekend. That’s the third best opening of all time, behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 2 and The Dark Knight. The film based off the popular teen novel made young people swoon over it’s love triangle, other messages might have went over people’s heads as crowds cheered on the death scenes of many tributes, but that’s not the point. Not to be out done 21 Jump Street still round up $21 million, obviously fueled by good word of mouth.
The Lorax has found itself a great little spot with families as it added $13 million to it’s total and slowly the film is approaching $200 million. Sadly John Carter has struggled to hold on to an audience. Over whelmed by The Hunger Games old JC got only $5 over the weekend and it’s clear now the film may struggle to get to $80 million. Luckily thought for Disney is that the rest of the world isn’t as thick as American audiences and the film is on it’s way to a $200 million mark.
The rest of the list is pretty much the same with almost every movie barely making $1 million bucks. Journey 2 and Safe House are still kicking it. Some movie I never heard of before called October Baby(Horrible title) made it to 8th with $1.7 million. Pretty impressive since I’ve never heard of it before.
Here is the list…
1. The Hunger Games $155 million
2. 21 Jumps Street $21.3 million
3. The Lorax $13.1 million
4. John Carter $5 million
5. Act of Valor $2 million
6. Project X $1.9 million
7. A Thousand Words $1.8 million
8. October Baby $1.7 million
9. Safe House $1.4 million
10. Journey 2 $1.3 million