Fandango Sells 22% of 'Hunger Games' Tickets

Hunger Games

If you're a Hunger Games fan, you woke up to some awesome news this morning. The film made a killing opening weekend – as many sites predicted – estimating a $155 million at the box office! As a Suzanne Collins' fan myself, I'm absolutely thrilled this book turned movie became the third best opener, trailing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 and The Dark Knight.

The odds were also in Fandango's favor this past weekend, which sold 22% of opening weekend box office for The Hunger Games. During peak ticket-selling periods, Fandango was selling 17 tickets per second – which makes it our top franchise opener and best-selling March release. March 23 is also going down in our record book for our top-selling single day for a movie, besting The Dark Knight's opening day on July 18, 2008.
 
Check out our new record-breaker list of Fandango's top five shares of opening weekends:
1. The Hunger Games (2012) – 22%
2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (2011) - 19%
3. The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) – 18%
4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 (2010) - 17%
5. Sex and the City (2008) - 16%
 
On Fandango's top advance ticket sellers of all time, Games ranks second only to Twilight:
1. The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
2. The Hunger Games (2012)
3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
4. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 (2011)
5. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
 
For more news and features, check out our exclusive Hunger Games Movie Guide.
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