How much will The Hunger Games ring up over its opening weekend? Estimates have gone as high as $130 million for its first three days in release, and it seems nearly everyone is assuming $100 million is a safe bet. Lionsgate has a winner on their hands, and it’s all but guaranteed at this point that the studio will move ahead and adapt the other two films of Suzanne Collins’ bestselling trilogy - Catching Fire and Mockingjay - for the screen. Ading fuel to the blockbuster opening weekend numbers talk is news from Fandango regarding pre-release ticket sales. Fandango’s reporting The Hunger Games has now become the top-selling franchise opener of all time. Almost 2,000 showtimes are sold out and we’re still a little more than two days out from the film’s release. The Hunger Games also has earned the title of Fandango’s biggest non-sequel seller in their 12 year history and could become one of the biggest sellers of all time.
Fandango says The Hunger Games is accounting for 92% of the company’s daily ticket sales, has sold more tickets this year than any other film, and has become the top-selling March release in the company’s history. So, how does it compare to Twilight (a film it’s constantly being compared to, even though they have basically nothing in common)? Fandango reported The Hunger Games has sold more advance tickets than the “first Twilight movie during its entire advance ticketing run.