Long Range Forecast: 'The Hunger Games'

Featured Stories - on January 28, 2012 by Phil Contrino

hungergamesforecast.pngWe've added The Hunger Games to our Long Range Forecast this week. The sci-fi flick is scheduled to open on March 23rd.

It's very clear that Lionsgate's The Hunger Games is poised to become a massive franchise. Harry Potter fanatics and Twihards have latched on to Suzanne Collins' novel in droves now that their beloved franchises are finished and close to finished, respectively. It's reassuring to see a film with blockbuster potential released before the summer, and The Hunger Games is expected to post incredibly healthy numbers as it builds up a fanbase for inevitable sequels.

Check out our predictions in the table below.

 

 

 

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Cumulative
The Hunger Games Mar 23, 2012 Lionsgate
$67,000,000 $185,000,000
21 Jump Street Mar 16, 2012 Sony / Columbia
$24,000,000 $65,000,000
John Carter Mar 9, 2012 Disney
$21,000,000 $60,000,000
Silent House (2012) Mar 9, 2012 Open Road
$9,000,000 $22,000,000
Project X (2012) Mar 2, 2012 Warner Bros.
$8,000,000 $22,000,000
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax Mar 2, 2012 Universal
$38,000,000 $130,000,000
Good Deeds Feb 24, 2012 Lionsgate
$21,000,000 $45,000,000
Gone Feb 24, 2012 Summit
$6,000,000 $15,000,000
Wanderlust Feb 24, 2012 Universal
$13,000,000 $35,000,000
Act of Valor Feb 24, 2012 Relativity Media
$8,000,000 $22,000,000
The Secret World of Arrietty Feb 17, 2012 Disney
$5,000,000* $15,000,000
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Feb 17, 2012 Sony / Columbia
$32,000,000* $70,000,000
This Means War Feb 14, 2012 Fox
$14,000,000* $40,000,000
Safe House Feb 10, 2012 Universal
$22,000,000 $75,000,000
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D Feb 10, 2012 Fox
$19,000,000 $58,000,000
The Vow Feb 10, 2012 Sony
$29,000,000 $87,000,000
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Feb 10, 2012 Warner Bros.
$16,000,000 $68,000,000
The Woman in Black Feb 3, 2012 CBS Films
$16,000,000 $43,000,000
Chronicle Feb 3, 2012 Fox
$10,000,000 $25,000,000
Big Miracle Feb 3, 2012 Universal
$7,000,000 $22,000,000

 

*four-day weekend

Additional reporting by Daniel Garris and Alex Edghill.

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1 Comment

  • DuderJ on 31 January 2012

    I doubt The Hunger Games will make that much.
    I see it having a frontloaded opening weekend where (like the Harry Potter and Twiligght movies) it makes a lot of money on its opening weekend and then free falls the week after, I see the same thing for Games.
    $130-145 million total for that movie sounds more realistic.

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