US Box office estimates 23-25 March 2012


 

# Movie title Studio Weeks in release 3 Day Weekend $ Total $
1 NEW The Hunger Games Lionsgate NEW $155 million $155 million
2 \/ 21 Jump Street Sony 2 $21 million $71 million
3 \/ The Lorax Universal 4 $13 million $177.3 million
4 \/ John Carter Disney/Buena Vista 3 $5 million $62 million
5 – Act of Valour Relativity 5 $2 million $65.9 million
6 \/ Project X Warner Brothers 4 $1.9 million $51.7 million
7 \/ A Thousand Words Paramount 3 $1.9 million $15.4 million
8 NEW October Baby SG NEW $1.7 million $1.9 million
9 \/ Safe House Universal 7 $1.4 million $122 million
10 \/ Journey 2 Warner Brothers 7 $1.4 million $97 million

‘The Hunger Games’ opened to an estimated $155 million and walked into the history books in the process. ‘The Hunger Games’ now has the third highest opening of all time behind ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two’ ($169 million) and ‘The Dark Knight’ ($158 million).

It’s also the second fastest film to make $100 million and the third fastest film to make $150 million. To cap it all off ‘The Hunger Games’ has become Lionsgate studio’s highest grossing film on its opening alone.

‘The Hunger Games’ had an alleged budget of $80 million plus the addition of marketing costs. $155 million should put the film firmly in the black and no doubt Lionsgate executives will be swimming around in the profits Scrooge McDuck style.

’21 Jump Street’ continued its strong run with $21 million, inching it closer to the $100 million mark and ‘The Lorax’ continued its push to $200 million by adding $13 million to its gross.

We’ll update the results once the offical numbers are reported.

Stats via Box Office Mojo.

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