Want to know where the happiest place on Earth is right now? Try Lionsgate. I can almost hear the champagne corks popping right now, after The Hunger Games
raked in an incredible $155 million at the weekend box office. And yes, that's a history-making take. A big one.The Hunger Games enjoyed
the third-highest movie debut of all time, just behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
and The Dark Knight
. And keep in mind, both of those films were sequels. Did anyone ever really doubt that The Hunger Games
would score huge at the box office? Nah, me neither. But I have to say, this movie beat even my high expectations. We saw it on Saturday afternoon, in IMAX, and I absolutely loved it. I read the Suzanne Collins book two years ago and when I first found out a movie was coming, I was nervous. How could they possibly pull it off, and with a PG-13 rating, no less? They pulled it off. Fans of the book should be overjoyed. And the folks at Lionsgate studios? Yeah, there's champagne flowing freely.