The Hunger Games Had A Gigantic Night

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Photo Courtesy of Lionsgate Films

Photo Courtesy of Lionsgate Films

As expected The Hunger Games had a huge draw to the midnight showings last night.

The movie made nearly $20 million last night.

The midnight showings grossed $19.7 million for the first film in the franchise last night.

That’s enough money to land it on the list of Hollywood’s  Top 10 midnight grossers, quite a feat for a film not tied to Harry Potter or Twilight.

It was the biggest ever midnight debut by a franchise-starter.

The film is 7th on the list behind the final Harry Potter and Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, but ahead of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight.

By Sunday, The Hunger Games  is expected to gross at least a $100 million its opening weekend. Some however have started to estimate totals closer to $140 to $150 million.


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