The movie business has been hungry for a box-office smash for a while now, and it appears that The Hunger Games fit the bill this past weekend. The movie, based on a novel by Suzanne Collins, roared into theaters and raked in $152.5 million in domestic box-office receipts and a total of $211.8 million worldwide.
The film, made by Lions Gate Entertainment
Signs of things to come?
After a lackluster year at the box office, the movie industry is hoping that this is just the beginning of a turnaround. And studios haven't even brought out the big guns yet. What The Hunger Games shows is that a good film can still command a big-time audience, and this year has some strong potential.
I thought the movie business was set up for a strong year before The Hunger Games. If the industry can turn out a few more surprise blockbusters along with solid performances from sequels, we may get back to record-breaking results in 2012. The studios would love it if and IMAX and RealD
Grab your popcorn and soda, movie investors. The Hunger Games should just be the start of a profitable year.
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