Big Payday For “Hunger Games” Stars
The ‘Hunger Games’ had a record breaking premiere over the weekend, and that huge haul could also put some big time cash in the stars pockets as well.
“The Hunger Games” is in some pretty good company when it comes to talking about premiers. It made around $152 million in the US this weekend, only behind “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2″ and “The Dark Knight”.
The young stars of the film, Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson, could stand to see a nice pay bump from that success. Lawrence could pocket almost a million dollars by the time the films theatrical run is over. She only made $500,000 initially, and it’s estimated to be around $3,000 a week. The other stars are also expected to see a nice bump in pay as well, especially in the upcoming sequels.