‘Hunger Games’ Breaks ‘Twilight’ First Day Pre-Sale Tickets Record

By: Amanda Hasaka / February 23, 2012

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Looks like the Hunger Games is off to a great box office start — and there is still a month before it hits the big screen!

On Wednesday, tickets went on sale for the book turned film franchise, and Fandango is reporting that they sold more advance, first day tickets for Hunger Games than any other movie in the company’s 12 year history. That’s pretty huge! It’s also selling out a number of different show times, forcing theaters to add more screenings to meet demand.

This particular record was previously held by one of the Twilight films. Any guesses which one?

Before Hunger Games broke this record, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse was the crown jewel, when it sold out a number of advanced screenings on May 14, 2010 before it’s June 30, 2010 release.

Rick Butler, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Fandango said:

“Yesterday we saw the biggest first day advance ticketing sales in our company’s nearly 12-year history – which is especially impressive for a March release and a non-sequel.”

We have a feeling that not only will this film do amazing at the box office, but will also receive critical acclaim! Sure, he may be a little bias, but Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark) just saw the film a few days ago and said:

Have you gotten your HG tickets yet? Sound off in the comments!