'The Hunger Games' Called the Next 'Twilight': Best Fantasy Franchise?
"The Hunger Games"
"The Hunger Games"
The blockbuster adaptation of Suzanne Collins' best-selling Young Adult novels about kids forced to kill other kids to survive while the nation watches on TV earned at least $25 million from its midnight screenings.
"The Twilight Saga"
We'll admit it -- this short teaser only whets our appetite to see more of Bella as a vampire in "Breaking Dawn - Part 2."
Last year's final "Harry Potter" film had the largest opening weekend ever in the U.S. and worldwide.
"Lord of the Rings"
The "Lord of the Rings" journey continues this year and next with two prequels, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" and "The Hobbit: There and Back Again."
"The Chronicles of Narnia"
"The Chronicles of Narnia" series based on the classic C. S. Lewis novels has grossed over $1.5 billion.
"Star Wars" is the third highest-grossing film series ever, behind only "Harry Potter" and the "Bond" films.
The blockbuster adaptation of Suzanne Collins' best-selling Young Adult novels about kids forced to kill other kids to survive while the nation watches on TV earned at least $25 million from its midnight screenings, and may be on track to hit $30 million, The Huffington Post reports.
"Breaking Dawn - Part 1" grossed $30.25 from midnight screenings last November, which helps explain why everyone is calling "The Hunger Games" the new "Twilight." (That, and the fact that rabid tweens and teens can't get enough.) The film is expected to earn between $120-125 million this weekend, according to Variety, which would make it the biggest movie this year and the biggest March opening ever, TheWrap.com reports.
The studio, Lionsgate, has the rights to three more films, meaning "Hunger Games" insanity (Hun-sanity?) isn't going anywhere. From "The Hunger Games" to "Twilight" to "Harry Potter," click through our slideshow and let us know: What's the best fantasy franchise?
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