After consulting a number of industry insiders — in addition to the office Magic 8-Ball, a group of visiting sixth-grade students, my Chinese lunch fortune cookie, and Siri — I now know for a fact that The Hunger Games will debut to exactly… a LOT of money. We’re talking triple-digit millions here, and once you approach box-office numbers that ginormous, it becomes increasingly difficult to pinpoint a precise figure. $120 million? $130 million? More? Who knows?
I’ve landed on a number — a number that Lionsgate is going to be thrilled with if it comes true. But Lionsgate has already won. No one doubts that The Hunger Games is going to be a box-office behemoth. The question now is simply: How big?
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