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The Hunger Games Posts $19.735 Million at Midnight Screenings

March 23rd, 2012

Lionsgate report that The Hunger Games earned $19.735 million at midnight screenings last night, the seventh-best performance at midnight screenings of all time and the best ever for a non-sequel. The only films to better that number are all from the Harry Potter and Twilight franchises. Based on this pace, and comparing with those franchises, the film should do between $40 million and $50 million on Friday as a whole. But we're in somewhat uncharted territory here, so a direct comparison may not be entirely accurate. If comparatively more fans have decided to buy tickets for this evening's shows, then a day closer to $60 million is possible. So there's still a lot of uncertainty, but a total weekend between $90 million and $125 million seems likely.

- Read C.S's full weekend preview

Bruce Nash

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