Over 1 Million Hunger Games Tickets Sold in Advance of Movie’s Release


The numbers for the Hunger Games film are growing by the day! Hollywood insiders break down the latest.

Deadline on the movie’s pre-sales and projections:

EXCLUSIVE: Crazy speculation that Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games could gross $125 million its opening 3-day weekend beginning this Friday is more and more looking like reality. Even inside-the-studio estimates have cautiously been raised from $75M to $95+M. Already, the hotly anticipated film has pre-sold over a whopping 1 million tickets on big online sellers Fandango and Movietickets.com combined.

and The Hollywood Reporter on the records the movie could break:

The wildly anticipated big-screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins‘ dystopian best-selling novel has presold out nearly 2,000 screens, Fandango announced Tuesday. The company said that the film is garnering 92% of its daily sales and has already surpassed the first Twilight film’s presales numbers.

Tracking estimates put its box-office take at $85 million at the most conservative, with studio insiders saying that it could reach between $130 million to $140 million. That could put it higher than the opening $138.1 million taken in by Breaking Dawn, Part 1, the most recent Twilight film. The film is Fandango’s most successful March presale ever.

We cannot wait until Monday to see how this all plays out!

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