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Katniss Everdeen has taken her bow and arrow to The Twilight Saga and hit a bull’s eye:
The Hunger Games has sold 3.8 million copies in its first two days of release, outpacing both previous installments of that other popular young adult series.
In February, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 sold 3.2 million DVDs and Blu-rays on its first weekend, while Eclipse came out to 2.7 million in December 2010.
There’s still a long way to go for The Hunger Games, of course, as Catching Fire – with Sam Claflin as the key character of Finnick Odair – hitsMore >
Jennifer Lawrence bares every emotion possible in The Hunger Games: fear, confidence, exuberance, sadness.
She also bared her naked body the first time she met Zoe Kravitz, whose father stars in the blockbuster film as fashion guru Cinna.
“I’d met her a few times, and she was like, ‘You should come over and we’ll hang out,’” Zoe tells Rolling Stone. “So I go over to her apartment, and she opens the door in a towel. She’s like, ‘Come in, sorry, you’re early, I was about to shower.’ And she drops her towel and gets in the shower, and starts shaving her legs, totally naked. She was like, ‘AreMore >
The world was most definitely watching.
Following astounding takes at both midnight showings and overall on opening day, The Hunger Games has shocked even its most ardent followers by earning $155 million between Friday and Sunday, the third biggest opening of all-time in Hollywood.
“It was the perfect storm. Having the first film in a franchise to be so gigantic is amazing. We had a great book and a great director in Gary Ross,” said Lionsgate president of marketing Tim Palen.
Last year, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 set the mark for best debut with $169.2 million; whileMore >
From the THG staff to everyone rocking a Mockingjay pin at this very moment, allow us to say: HAPPY HUNGER GAMES!
The blockbuster big screen version of Suzanne Collins’ best-selling novel is already off to a memorable start, earning a staggering $19.7 million at midnight showings across the country this morning and setting a midnight record for the highest-grossing non-sequel ever.
It’s hard to believe that the film won’t break $100 million on its opening weekend.
Have you already seen it? If so, chime in and give The Hunger Games a grade now:
In case you somehow needed another reason to get excited for the March 23 opening of The Hunger Games…
Sources confirm that the first trailer for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 will debut in front of Katniss, Peeta and company in theaters across the country. It’s a move that makes perfect business sense, as Lionsgate (distributor of The Hunger Games) acquired Summit Entertainment last month.
Meanwhile, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 hits DVD and Blu-ray tonight at midnight. Are you in line yet?!?
See the article here: Breaking Dawn Part 2More >
50 days. Two tickets. One winner.
With just 50 days remaining until the March 23 release of The Hunger Games, Lionsgate has teamed up with 50 sites to offer an incredible giveaway: TWO FREE TICKETS TO THE LOS ANGELES PREMIERE!!!
The event will take place on March 12 at the Nokia Theater – and THG readers can visit our friends at Movie Fanatic for a chance to win. What are you waiting for?!? Follow the preceding link and do so now!
Oh, and may the odds be ever in your favor.
Follow this link: Win Tickets to The Hunger Games Premiere!!!
Note: if you have not read The Hunger Games, you may be very confused by the following images.
Follow-up note: if you have not read The Hunger Games… you’re seriously missing out! Hurry up and do so before the March 23 release date of the first film in this trilogy.
In anticipation of that movie, Lionsgate has revealed a number of badges for various Districts in Panem, including District 12, where Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) reside. Click on each to enlarge and then check out the first official Hunger Games trailer now!
Seriously, is it March 23 yet?!?
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Two months ago, Entertainment Weekly gave readers their first look at Jennifer Lawrence in the main Hunger Games role of Katniss Everdeen.
Now, the magazine had done the same for Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth, who will portray the two young man both pining for Katniss in the big screen version of this best-selling novel, Peeta and Gale, respectively.
Hemsworth, of course, is mostly known for dating Miley Cyrus. But director Gary Ross stands up for the Australian actor in an interview with the magazine and says:
“On first glance he’s such a hunk that it’s easy to just sort of ascribeMore >
Josh Hutcherson? He has brown hair.
Liam Hemsworth? The guy who dated Miley Cyrus?!?
These were the reactions many readers of The Hunger Games had upon learning who would portray Peeta and Gale in the movie version of these books. But co-star Jennifer Lawrence can ease the concerns of any hesitant fans.
“Josh is so charming,” the woman behind Katniss tells Entertainment Weekly. “And when you read in the books about Peeta being able to manipulate anybody – I mean Josh could get, well, I don’t know a metaphor for [this scenario] except for dirty ones. But he’s charming, he’s sweet, he’sMore >
After a quick glance at the cover of this week’s Entertainment Weekly, it’s clear: Jennifer Lawrence IS Katniss Everdeen.
But how did the 20-year old blonde transform into the protagonist of The Hunger Games? She talks about the process in the EW feature piece.
On her hair: “I think I just have to stay tan. Or I’ll look like the girl from The Ring.”
What about training? The Oscar nominee has become adept at archery, track work, stunt drills, and yoga. She was also told to became lean, not “gaunt,” in order to begin shooting this week in North Carolina.
On her Hunger Games outfit: “I wantMore >
The Hunger Games has rounded out its Tributes.
Alexander Ludwig and Isabelle Fuhrman have landed the key roles of Cato and Clove in the film, the District 2 representatives who serve as major foils for Katniss and Peeta during the Games themselves.
Ludwig is best known for a part in The Race to Witch Mountain, while Fuhrman guest-starred on The Whole Truth last year.
The additions of these young stars mean the movie has filled every Tribute role from the book. It also found its Haymitch yesterday in the form of Woody Harrelson.
Almost all major characters have now been cast. All thatMore >
Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson, meet your mentor.
Veteran actor and Oscar nominee Woody Harrelson has landed the vital role of Haymitch Abernathy in The Hunger Games. As fans of the book series know, this character is key to the trilogy, serving as the teacher for Katniss and Peeta inside the Capitol arena during its fatally entertaining event.
The champion of the 50th Hunger Games, Haymitch is a drunk who has a love/hate relationship with Lawrence’s Katniss. John C. Reilly was initially rumored for the role, but anyone who saw Kingpin has no doubt about Harrelson’s ability to actMore >
Elizabeth Banks has been rumored for the part of Effie Trinket in the upcoming film adaptation of The Hunger Games, according to new reports.
A buzzed-about cast already features Jennifer Lawrence as lead character Katniss Everdeen, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta and Liam Hemsworth as Gale.
The rumor of Banks as Effie, a flaky bureaucrat who escorts her district’s young death-match contestants to their fate, was first reported by Variety.
Lionsgate would not confirm whether Banks will be joining the film, based on the bestselling young-adult novel (the first in a hit trilogy) by SuzanneMore >
The Twilight Saga just started filming its final two movies. Harry Potter and company will say goodbye this fall.
Don’t worry, though, there’s a new movie franchise on the way to take the place of these iconic adventures: The Hunger Games, the first book in a trilogy about young men and women who fight to the death in front of a worldwide audience, will hit the big screen next year.
Casting is underway for this sci-fi, futuristic thriller, with fans chiming in on their ideal choice for the story’s heroine, Katniss Everdeen. The leading contender, according to E! News and other sources?More >