While ‘The Hunger Games‘ is no longer #1 in the box office, our favorite dystopian film is doing quite well in theaters still. So well in fact, that ‘The Hunger Games‘ has outpaced the final Harry Potter film, the highest grossing of the series, in domestic earnings to date and should end higher than the wizarding film. You can read what EW reported on the box office success here:
The Hunger Games dipped by a tiny 23 percent and earned $11.3 million in its sixth weekend on the chart. With a running total of $372.5 million, the franchise-launching blockbuster is now officially performing ahead of the highest-grossing Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, which had earned $366 million at the same point in its run. Worldwide, Hunger Games‘ impressive $601 million total doesn’t compare to Potter‘s grosses, but one can only wonder how high numbers will climb by the time The Hunger Games Saga: Catching Fire – Part 2 (Section B) in IMAX 3D finally hits theaters in 2016.
I also enjoyed their little dig at the franchise’s plan to split ‘The Hunger Games‘ movies, did you catch it?