Hunger Games Third Biggest Weekend Release Ever; Opens With $155 Million

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The Hunger Games went into the record books this weekend, with a release of $155 million.

It’s the biggest non-sequel film to ever open, beating a slew other films including all of the Twilight movies.

While The Hunger Games, starring Jennifer LawrenceJosh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth, was expected to open big, this weekend’s box office still exceeded industry expectations.

The film, adapted from Suzanne Collins’ best-selling novel, is now also the all-time third best opener after (sequels) 2008’s The Dark Knight and  2011’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 , which raked $158.4 million and $169.2 million, respectively.

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