The movie adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ best selling novel, “The Hunger Games” made history when it opened to an astounding $155 million box office receipts on Sunday, March 25. It is now the third-best debut of all time, the best for any film opening outside of summer, and had the biggest opening for a non-sequel. This changes the fortunes of Lionsgate and gives the studio an instant tentople franchise. Lionsgate will make 3 more films by splitting the final book in Collins’ trilogy into 2 movies.
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