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'Hunger Games' Box Office: Movie Grosses $155 Million; Third Highest Opening Of All Time (UPDATE)

Posted: 03/24/2012 2:15 pm Updated: 03/25/2012 12:14 pm

UPDATE: "The Hunger Games" scored $155 million for its 3-day box office total, making it the third highest opening weekend ever -- trailing "Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2" and "The Dark Knight."

PREVIOUSLY: It's all happening.

"The Hunger Games" scored huge box office numbers on Friday. According to Deadline.com, the dystopian film grossed $68.25 million in North American ticket sales.

Lionsgate, the studio behind the series, states that those numbers make "Hunger Games" the highest opening Friday gross for a non-sequel, as well as the fifth highest Friday opening of all time. Current estimates have the film bringing in a total of $140 million for the weekend.

Check back tomorrow for a complete box office breakdown.

For more of Moviefone's "Hunger Games" coverage, head here.

[via Deadline]

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Filed by Alex Suskind  |