It's no surprise that The Hunger Games had an enormous opening weekend, but the movie's actual box office numbers are even more impressive than expected, leading to speculation that it could eventually gross more than the record-breaking Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2.
The Hunger Games did $155 million of domestic box office business over the weekend, putting it in third place all time, behind only the final Potter film and The Dark Knight.
Based on that huge opening, the film is expected to gross between $300 and $400 million domestically, topping all of the Twilight movies and maybe even beating Potter's $381 million.
"Based on the trajectory of the weekend, we are going to have an unbelievable hold," said Lionsgate executive president of distribution David Spitz. "This film is going to play and play."