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Will 'The Hunger Games' Beat 'Twilight' in the Box Office?

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Mar. 23 2012, Published 12:59 p.m. ET

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The moment we've been waiting for has finally arrived! As The Hunger Games hits theaters, industry insiders are saying the highly anticipated movie can turn into a lot of green at the box office.

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According to The Los Angeles Times, pre-release audience surveys imply the movie could debut anywhere between $125 million to $150 million...and that's just the debut!

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If the numbers hold to be true, this means the movie will have the highest-grossing three-day weekend ever for a nonsequel, surpassing Alice in Wonderland which earned $116.1 million during its opening weekend two years ago.

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That said, it's probably unlikely Jennifer Lawrence's new movie will have the biggest opening weekend ever. That would mean it takes down the eighth Harry Potter film which raked in $169.2 million!

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The Hunger Games will likely bring in bigger bucks than Twilight. Here's why: The Hunger Games hits home with all demographics, including 25-year-old guys and younger whereas Twilight appeals very strongly to young women.

So, have you seen The Hunger Games? What'd you think? Sound off below!

   

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