"The Hunger Games" earns $214.3M globally
(CBS/AP) "The Hunger Games" opened with big box office numbers this weekend.
The post-apocalyptic film earned a total of $214.3 million globally.
The Lionsgate Entertainment movie opened with $155 million at U.S. and Canadian box offices, ranking the film as the third highest domestic opening weekend in history, trailing behind the last "Harry Potter" film and 2008's Batman film "The Dark Knight."
"The Hunger Games" also set a revenue record for a non-sequel, taking in more than twice what the first "Twilight movie did with its opening weekend.
The film stars Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, a teen who is one of 24 youths forced to compete in a televised death match in a post-apocalyptic North American society.
"The Hunger Games" is based on the first novel in the best-selling trilogy by Suzanne Collins. Lionsgate plans to release part two, "Catching Fire," in November 2013, and hopes to do the finale, "Mockingjay," as a two-part film installment.
The film is the first blockbuster franchise for Lionsgate, which is a smaller Hollywood studio best known for the "Saw" movies and Tyler Perry's films.
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