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'The Hunger Games' bigger than 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse'?

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The Hunger Games could have more box office success than The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, after pre-release ticket sales broke records.

The upcoming film - which opens on March 23 in the US and the UK - set a company record for advance ticketing site Fandango in the first day of sales.

The Hunger Games, Lenny Kravitz, Jennifer Lawrence

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The film scored 83% of sales on the website yesterday, with Act of Valor taking 7%, Tyler Perry's Good Deeds achieving 2%, plus Safe House and This Means War on 1% each.

The Lionsgate production, which stars Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, sold out hundreds of screenings although it does not premiere for another month.

The number of purchases broke the previous first-day advance ticket-seller record - held by The Twilight Saga: Eclipse - on Friday, May 14, 2010.

Rick Butler, who is executive vice president and general manager of Fandango, said: "The Hunger Games is off to a fantastic start.

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

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