"Those who haven’t read the book are flocking to read it and those who have read it are flocking to go see it". More.
“The Hunger Games” is a movie that was created from a novel by Suzanne Collins.
After writing the novel, Collins signed a six-figure deal for three books with Scholastic in 2006.
By February 11, 2010, The Hunger Games had sold 800,000 copies and 26 foreign editions. Rights to the novel have been sold in 38 territories, and there are over 2.9 million copies in print. The book is a USA Today and The New York Times Best Seller.
The film currently holds the record for the third best opening weekend box office sales of any movie ($152.5 million) in North America behind The Dark Knight ($158 million) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 ($169 million) and the biggest for a non-sequel.
Two days after the film was released, it became Lionsgate's highest grossing film ever. More.
THE HUNGER GAMES ADVENTURESA social network game called The Hunger Games Adventures was released for Facebook to coincide with the film's release. It is a role-playing video game developed by Lionsgate in coalition with Funtactix.
As punishment for a previous rebellion against the Capitol in which a 13th district was destroyed, one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 from each district are selected by annual lottery to participate in the Hunger Games, an event in which the participants (or "tributes") must fight in an outdoor arena controlled by the Capitol, until only one remains.
Shocked youngsters 'are walking out of The Hunger Games' as experts demand film's certificate is raised to 15Psychologists, child health professionals and parents yesterday joined calls for The Hunger Games to have its rating raised to a 15 because of its violent content.
Children who see the controversial film are at risk of having its disturbing scenes ‘hard-wired’ into their brains, one expert warned.
One mother said: ‘The fact that you actually see kids killing other kids is something I would not want a 12-year-old to watch.’ More here.