The Hunger Games, based on Suzanne Collins‘ bestselling novel and starring Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, and Josh Hutcherson took in a whopping $155 million in its opening weekend. This number brings the hit film in at the third largest opening weekend in history! Only behind the final Harry Potter movie and The Dark Knight.
This weekend’s earnings also made The Hunger Games the number one grossing film in the history of its studio, Lionsgate!
Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill‘s comedy 21 Jump Street took second place, bringing in $21.3 million this weekend.
Third place went to Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, which features the voices of Taylor Swift and Zac Efron. The animated movie brought in $13.1 million this weekend.
Fourth place went to Taylor Kitsch‘s John Carter, which earned just over $5 million. Act of Valor came in 5th this week, with $2 million.