Action flick ‘The Hunger Games’ is set to become the biggest non-sequel opening and biggest March film ever. It is expected to earn over $155 million at the US box office in its opening weekend.
The film just falls short of ‘Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows’ ($169.2 million) and ‘The Dark Knight’ ($158 million) in taking the belt for the biggest opening ever. The Lionsgate film cost around $100 million to make is expected to rake in $214 million over its first 3 days.
The film, set in the future where a boy and a girl is selected to fight to the death on live TV, opened on over 4000 screens and firmly beat all of the twilight franchise whose biggest opening, which was in 2009 with ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’, grossed £142.8 million.
The impressive soundtrack to the film is also set to debut number one in the charts after selling at least 150,000 copies by the end of the tracking week.