The Hunger Games was, fittingly, on fire at the box office, becoming the third-biggest box office opening of all time and the largest opening ever for a non-sequel.
The action film, based on the best-selling novel of the same name and starring Jennifer Lawrence, grossed an estimated $155 million, according to Box Office Mojo. That opening ranks behind only the final Harry Potter film ($169.2 million) and The Dark Knight ($158.4 million). The Hunger Games also holds the records for highest March opening and highest-grossing movie ever for studio Lionsgate.
Coming in a distant second was last weekend's top film, 21 Jump Street, which took in $21.3 million. The Lorax ranked third, grabbing $13.1 million. John Carter followed in fourth place with $5 million. Act of Valor completed the top 5, drawing $2 million.