The Hunger Games Midnight Premiere Racks in $25 Million

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<i>The Hunger Games</i> Midnight Premiere Racks in $25 Million

Suzanne Collins may not be the next J. K. Rowling with her Hunger Games trilogy, but the film version of her novel is quickly following in Harry Potter’s footsteps. Variety estimates that last night’s midnight and 3 a.m. premieres, which screened at approximately 4,100 theaters, earned between $25-30 million. However, they also reported that three-day earnings were estimated around $120-125 million. And yet, as CBS compared, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 still holds the record for the most profitable debut at $169.2 million.

The Hunger Games is in theaters now.