This weekend was a huge weekend for The Hunger Games first installment. Hunger Games came out swinging with a $20 Million Midnight Screening opener, then again with a Friday with a $68 Million opener, the 5th best opener ever. As the weekend went on The Hunger Games just grew stronger, with $51 Million made on Saturday and another estimated $36 Million on Sunday. That brings a domestic grand total of $155 Million for the weekend, and internationally another $59 Million, bringing the world-wide total of $214 Million, and the 3rd best opening ever.
The movie it’s self was amazing, starting off with Katniss and Prim talking about the reaping before Katniss goes to hunt with Gale. During the Reaping Prim gets called and Katniss does quick thinking and volunteers herself. Once Katniss and Peeta have been chosen they get taken to the city of Panem, and then they get prepped and beautified. They then meet Cinna who is their artistic director, Lenny Kravitz plays Cinna beautifully, his on-screen chemistry with Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss is amazing. Woody Harrelson and Elizabeth Banks were over seeing District 12 as Haymtich and Effie respectfully, they brought understated humor to very heated scenes. Katniss, the girl on fire, goes from least friendly, to fan-favorite over night.
One the games begin it’s a fight to the bloody finish. With backstabbing both literally and metaphorically happening at every turn. The scene that took the entire audience by storm was Rue’s untimely death, you could hear the audience was upset, not a dry eye in the theater. By the end of the movie the had the entire audience clapping and ready for more. So there you have it, The Hunger Games left us all hungry for more.
Have you seen the Hunger Games yet? Are you planning on watching?