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UPDATED: ‘The Hunger Games’ Grosses $8.051 Million on Wednesday on March 29, 2012

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Thursday Afternoon Update: Lionsgate reports that The Hunger Games grossed $8.051 million on Wednesday, pushing the film's domestic total to $181.759 million.

Wednesday Afternoon Update: Lionsgate reports that The Hunger Games grossed $10.348 million on Tuesday.  That brings the five-day domestic cume for the film to a massive $173.708 million.

Tuesday Afternoon Update: Lionsgate reports that The Hunger Games raked in $10.823 million on Monday, pushing its domestic cume to a whopping $163.359 million.

Monday Morning Update: Lionsgate reports that The Hunger Games officially made $152.5 million domestically over the weekend. That's still high enough to give in the best non-sequel opening of all time. Hunger Games' opening ranks in third place behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 and The Dark Knight

Sunday Morning Update: Lionsgate reports that The Hunger Games will make $155 million domestically during its debut frame. That's the best non-sequel opening of all time and it ranks in third place behind only Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 and The Dark Knight. Hunger Games grabbed another $59.25 million abroad.

Saturday Morning Update: Lionsgate reports that The Hunger Games made $68.25 million on Friday. That's the highest non-sequel Friday gross and the 5th highest Friday gross.

Friday Morning Update #2:
Lionsgate reports that The Hunger Games made $19.735 million from midnight shows, giving it the highest non-sequel midnight gross of all time. The Hunger Games ranks seventh on the list of best midnight grosses.

Friday Morning Update: The Hunger Games hysteria is reaching new heights after midnight shows. Lionsgate's blockbuster added tons of support on Facebook and Twitter last night:

FACEBOOK

Likes as of 2/28/12: 2,339,295
Likes as of 3/23/12 (6:45 a.m. PT): 3,154,431
Total Increase: 925,758
Other Increases During Same Time Period: Official The Twilight Saga page (1,355,389); The Dark Knight Rises (280,666)

TWITTER

Total Tweets from March 1 - March 23, 2012: 509,800
Other Tweet Counts During Same Time Period: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (54,340); The Dark Knight Rises (7,762)

 

CHARLIZE THERON TO RECEIVE “CINEMACON® DISTINGUISHED DECADE OF ACHIEVEMENT IN FILM AWARD” on March 29, 2012

WASHINGTON D.C. -- Oscar®-winning actress Charlize Theron will receive the "CinemaCon Distinguished Decade of Achievement in Film Award," it was announced today by the convention's managing director, Mitch Neuhauser. CinemaCon, the official convention of The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), the largest and most important gathering of cinema owners and operators from around the world, will be held April 23 - 26, 2012 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Theron will be presented with this special honor at the "CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards" ceremony to take place on Thursday evening, April 26, in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The Coca-Cola Company, the official presenting sponsor of CinemaCon, will host the final night gala awards program.

"Over the past decade, Charlize Theron has proven that as an actor, she can do it all. Whether her role be comedic or dramatic, she never ceases to entertain audiences with her unique ability to capture the essence of any character," noted Neuhauser. "Her thought-provoking, engaging and riveting performances have garnered her critical acclaim and multiple awards and nominations. We're looking forward to joining the company of those honoring such an inspiring and talented actress."

Theron will be seen this summer starring as the evil queen out to destroy Snow White (Kristen Stewart) in the epic action-adventure "Snow White and the Huntsman," to be released on June 1, 2012 by Universal Pictures. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) dispatched to kill her. Sam Claflin also joins the cast as the prince long enchanted by Snow White's beauty and power.

Theron can also be seen this summer in 20th Century Fox's "Prometheus," set to be released on June 8, 2012. With "Prometheus," director Ridley Scott creates a groundbreaking mythology in which a team of explorers journey to the darkest corners of the earth to fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

Theron made her feature film debut in 1996 alongside James Spader, Eric Stolz and Jeff Daniels in MGM's "2 Days in the Valley." She went on to land roles in a diverse array of films including "Celebrity," "Cider House Rules," "Sweet November," "Italian Job," "Monster," "North Country," "Hancock" and "The Road." Her portrayal of female serial killer Aileen Wuornos in the independent release "Monster" earned her an Independent Spirit Award, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award and an Academy Award, among many other honors. She also received an Academy Award nomination for her role in "North County," an Emmy and Golden Globe nomination for "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers" and a Golden Globe nomination for her most recent film, "Young Adult."

 

'MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS' TO CLOSE 2012 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL ON APRIL 28 on March 28, 2012

New York, NY -- The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express, announced today that Marvel's The Avengers, presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures, will close its 11th edition on Saturday, April 28. Closing night will take place at Tribeca BMCC PAC and is sponsored by BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® Gin.

Honoring the spirit of the Tribeca Film Festival, the screening will allow the opportunity for Marvel's The Avengers to celebrate everyday heroes from police agencies, fire departments, first responders and various branches of the U.S. military. These local heroes will have an opportunity to attend the screening and meet the cast.

Marvel Studios' producer Kevin Feige says, "We are proud that Marvel's The Avengers is the closing film of this year's Tribeca Film Festival and we are excited to welcome local heroes to the screening as special guests. We all know and love our iconic Super Heroes, but when it really counts, it's our real-life heroes who save the world every day by making it a better place for all of us."

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Tom Hiddleston, with Stellan Skarsgård and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, and directed by Joss Whedon, Marvel's The Avengers is an engaging, character-driven story packed with action, adventure and special effects. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins to assemble the iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. Marvel's The Avengers is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series "The Avengers," first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since.

"Marvel's The Avengers is an exciting ride that absolutely transports audiences," said Jane Rosenthal, Co-Founder of the Tribeca Film Festival. "It is the perfect way to end our 11th Festival."

Comments director Joss Whedon, "Showing at Tribeca is both an honor and a double homecoming for me, who grew up in Manhattan, and for the movie, which wrapped production there. I'm thoroughly psyched to be closing the festival with our intimate little think-piece."

"Marvel's The Avengers" is produced by Marvel Studios' Producer Kevin Feige and executive produced by Alan Fine, Jon Favreau, Stan Lee, Louis D'Esposito, Patricia Whitcher, Victoria Alonso and Jeremy Latcham. The story is by Zak Penn and Joss Whedon, and the screenplay is by Joss Whedon. The film releases May 4, 2012, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

The 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival will take place from April 18-29, 2012.

Visit www.tribecafilm.com/festival for more information about TFF's 2012 programs and the full line-up of films.

 


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