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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 >
The Hunger Games is going the way to The Twilight Saga and Harry Potter.
Lionsgate announced today that it would split Mockingjay, the final installment in Suzanne Collins’ penned trilogy into two movies, the better to maximize profits of course.
The studio even came out with the extended titles and release dates for the films:
- The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 will bow worldwide November 21, 2014.
- The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 will come out on November 20, 2015.
Catching Fire, meanwhile, hits theaters on November 22, 2013.
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 >
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.
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A new, special sneak peek from The Hunger Games has emerged.
It focuses on President Snow giving advice to Seneca Crane, explaining the important of hope and the contest at the center of the movie, and it’s a scene NOT included in the novel. Don’t waste any more time. Check it out now!
Among other sneak peeks released by the studio:
- Katniss meeting Cinna for the first time.
- Katniss showing off her bow and arrow skills.
- Peeta telling the world about his crush.
Read this article: New Hunger Games Clip: Seneca & Snow
With the cast of The Hunger Games gathering in Los Angeles tonight for that blockbuster’s world premiere – return go THG tomorrow for all the scoop and all the fashion! – Lionsgate has released another sneak peek at the upcoming big screen adaption.
It features Peeta talking to Caesar Flickerman (Stanley Tucci) and responding to a question about his love life? Does he have a special someone? Yes, sort of. Will he be able to date her if he wins The Hunger Games? No.
Find out why in this clip from the film and lay your eyes on when Katniss first meets Cinna…More >
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 >
Talk about perfect timing.
Just as our friends at Movie Fanatic are offering readers two free tickets to The Hunger Games premiere in Los Angeles, Lionsgate has released the second official trailer for this March blockbuster.
It features an extended look at the Reaping; a long look at Stanley Tucci as Caesar Flickerman; and heavy emphasis on the all-important Mockingjay, along with plenty of Jennifer Lawrence, of course. But enough from us. Sit back and take in the new footage below!
Earlier today, 100 puzzle pieces were passed around the Internet, as various sites – including our friends at Movie Fanatic! – were selected to Tweet clues that would eventually come together and form the latest poster for The Hunger Games.
And here it is!
The mesmerizing image features Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen, bow and arrow in hand, standing in the middle of the Capitol arena, surrounded by flags of herself and Josh Hutcherson’s Peeta. Does anyone else have goosebumps?
And, seriously, for the 412th time, is it March 23 yet?!? Watch The Hunger Games trailer now and count downMore >
The countdown to the March 23 release of The Hunger Games is officially on… fire!
Lionsgate has released the first movie poster for this wildly-anticipated book adaption, but it’s not your typical promotional photo. Watch below as a basic black background grows into a flame-festooned, gleaming gold Mockingjay pin.
The film, the first in a planned trilogy, stars Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Banks, Donald Sutherland, Woody Harrelson and Lenny Kravitz. Check out the regular poster now, followed by the animated version after the jump.
Read the original More >
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 >
Wes Bentley has joined the cast of The Hunger Games.
The actor, best known for his role in America Beauty and most recently seen in Jonah Hex, will take on the role of Seneca Crane in the big screen adaption of Suzanne Collins’ popular trilogy.
The Head Gamemaker of the 74th Hunger Games, Crane suffers an undesirable fate soon after that event is completed.
Bentley is younger than we imagined Crane to be, and the casting of a somewhat well-known actor implies that the Gamemaker may have more of a speaking role in the film than he has in the book.
But we’ll need to wait until March 23,More >
It’s official. Elizabeth Banks is joining the film adaptation of The Hunger Games along with the likes of Liam Hemsworth, Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson.
The 40-Year-Old Virgin actress, 37, broke the news on Twitter. Banks writes:
“I can now confirm I’m EFFIE TRINKET in The Hunger Games. So excited!”
The rumor of Elizabeth’s casting surfaced earlier in April, but was not confirmed until now. The film, based on the best-selling novel, is getting huge buzz.
As for Banks’ character?
Always on time, Effie is very strict about manners. But despite a seemingly serious demeanor, she hasMore >