‘Hunger Games’ Pulls In $155M

There’s one thing that the boys and girls of The Hunger Games aren’t fighting for, and that’s ticket sales. The film, based on a popular series of young-adult novels by Suzanne Collins, scooped up $155 million in its opening weekend, making it the third-biggest debut in history and the all-time record for a nonsequel, falling behind only Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 and The Dark Knight. Box-office analysts called the success “totally unprecedented,” citing a strong marketing campaign and the popularity of the novels as reasons for the film’s record weekend.