From College Humor, a series of faux-propaganda posters for the Hunger Games‘ fictional country, Panem, includes this one:
I dig it, don’t you? Hunger Games crossed the 250 million mark in ten days, which is record-breaking for anything other than a sequel (see below). Other records include “the highest non-sequel opening weekend ever, and the highest debut single day for a non-sequel ever, and the highest March opening ever, and the 5th highest opening day ever.”
So yeah… it’s dominating. And you know what’s pretty cool about that? It’s a movie about a girl. The top ten biggest opening weekends look like this:
1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2 (Sequel)
2. The Dark Knight (Sequel)
3. The Hunger Games
4. Spider Man 3 (Sequel)
5. Twilight: New Moon (Sequel)
6. Twilight: Breaking Dawn 1 (Sequel)
7. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (Sequel)
8. Iron Man 2 (Sequel)
9. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 1 (Sequel)
10. Shrek the Third (Sequel)
I suppose we have to own Twilight as lady-driven, but Katniss is pretty much in a class all her own on this list. Yeah, we’ve got Hermione, but other than that, this list is decidedly lacking in female awesomeness. Scarlett Johansson in a catsuit for 45 seconds in Iron Man 2 doesn’t really count.
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