By DAVID MARTIN and MATT TAIBBIThe Wall Street “The Hunger Game” movie crossed the $100 million mark on Friday, beating its domestic tally to $96.7 million.
The film, which has grossed more than $300 million worldwide, has become a worldwide hit and became the first film to earn more than a billion dollars worldwide since “The Lion King” in 1997.
Disney and Lionsgate have been trying to sell the film to distributors since the movie’s opening.
The movie was the No. 1 film in North and South America and the No 2 movie in China for the week ending Oct. 16, according to ComScore data.
It also became the biggest opening weekend ever for an animated film.
The top grossing film in its domestic opening weekend, “The Jungle Book,” also topped $100m in North American and South American markets, while “The Mummy” earned $100.3m and “The Croods” earned more than the $99.3 million it earned in China in 2013.
China’s film market had grown more than 7% from a year ago, according a ComScore report.