UPDATED: Lionsgate's book-to-film adaptation grosses a staggering $155 million, shattering records and surpassing any "Twilight" pic; overseas, "Hunger Games" opens to $59.3 million for a worldwide total of $214.3 million.
Tracking services are giving a more conservative estimate of $82 million to $115 million, but data shared with studio insiders suggests interest in the movie is on par with Hollywood's biggest tentpoles, including "The Dark Knight."
Directed by Gary Ross and based on the first in a trilogy of best-selling novels, the film stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth as teens living in a dystopian future in which young people are forced to fight to the death on live television. Read more
Stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth celebrate the premiere of the first in a planned trilogy of films based on the best-selling novels by Suzanne Collins. Directed by Gary Ross, the film is set in a dystopian future in which children are forced to fight to the death on live television, and some hold out hope of overthrowing the oppressive Capitol. Read More
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