'Hunger Games' Earns $19.7 Million At The Midnight Box Office

Fri, March 23, 2012 12:54pm EDT by 8 Comments

The numbers are in and ‘The Hunger Games’ is a smash! Let the Games begin!

The odds are definitely in The Hunger Games‘ favor! The movie brought in $19.75 million opening night for its midnight showings, according to our sister site Deadline.com, which is the highest number ever for a non-sequel!

While the number doesn’t compare to the  $43.5 million that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 brought in, or $30.3 million that The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1 earned for its midnight showings, critics are more than confident that it will surpass $100 million for opening weekend.

The Hunger Games was bound for success when Fandango sold the most pre-sale tickets EVER. A record that the Fandango Vice President, Rick Butler, issued a statement about.

The Hunger Games is off to a fantastic start. Yesterday [Feb. 24], we saw the biggest first day advance ticket sales in our company’s nearly 12-year history – which is especially impressive for a March release and a non-sequel,” Fandango vice president and general manager Rick Butler said in a statement, Entertainment Weekly reports. According to EW, the previous record was set by The Twilight Saga: Eclipse on May 14, 2010.

The Hunger Games sold over 1 million pre-sale tickets, according to Deadline.com.

What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Did you see the film? Weigh in below!

More Hunger Games News:

  1. Liam Hemsworth: Jennifer Lawrence Is ‘One Of The Best Actresses I’ve Worked With’
  2. Kristen Stewart Reveals: I Can’t Wait To See ‘The Hunger Games’
  3. ‘Hunger Games’ Star Liam Hemsworth: Don’t Compare Me To Robert Pattinson

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justmyopinion

Posted at 2:36 AM on March 24, 2012  

i bet almost or more than half of hunger games’s fans are the twilight haters. so, it’s not really suprising.

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helllokitty2142

Posted at 8:16 PM on March 23, 2012  

Most of my friends are going to see it this weekend so there’s still more money to come.

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anna

Posted at 1:38 PM on March 23, 2012  

I bet people but not at all, who went to watch the hunger games just want to see trailer of BD pt2

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k

Posted at 2:25 PM on March 23, 2012  

i really hope u r kidding on this one people love the hunger games twilight is drawing to an end and hunger games is just starting millions of people have read the book plus if you were only going to see the breaking dawn 2 trailer you are truly an idiot because it would probably be online the next day so you would be wasting 10 dollars for a bad movie am i the only person who hated the book breaking dawn like it was a huge tease and turned me off on twilight i love the first 3 but breaking dawn was like really…

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anna

Posted at 1:37 PM on March 23, 2012  

I bet people but not at all, who went to watch the hunger games just want to see breaking dawn pt 2 preview

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twilightluva

Posted at 3:14 PM on March 23, 2012  

yeah, you are totally right. it was all the twilight fans wanting to see the breaking dawn part 2 trailer!!!!!

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KTWILIGHT

Posted at 10:43 PM on March 23, 2012  

Twilight Is And Always Will Be The Best:)
But We’ll Just Let The Hunger Games Have Its 15 Minutes Of Fame.

 
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nad80

Posted at 12:48 AM on March 24, 2012  

Hunger Games can’t beat Twilight because they dont have Kristen Stewart in that movie. Jennifer Lawrence not as big name like Kristen Stewart. It is just my opinion but that is true right.

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