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A FEAST FOR HUNGER GAMES AT PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS

January 10, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

It may have been totally snubbed in the voting for Oscar nominations, but The Hunger Games turned out to be the big winner at Wednesday night’s People’s Choice Awards. The movie came away with five trophies — more than any other film — including favorite movie. Star Jennifer Lawrence also won for favorite movie actress. […]

AN END OF HUNGER WON’T COME UNTIL 2015

July 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Suzanne Collins’s Hunger Games adventure books may only have been a trilogy (The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay) But producers of the movies said today (Tuesday) that they’re turning the series into a quadrilogy by breaking the final book, Mockingjay, into two parts. While no sequel is planned for this year, Lionsgate has set […]

HUNGER GAMES TO TAKE BITE OUT OF CHINESE BOX OFFICE

May 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Hunger Games will become the first U.S. film to be released in China under a new deal that raises the quota on foreign films that are released in 3D and/or IMAX and that gives U.S. studios up to 25 percent of the foreign take, Lionsgate said on Saturday. (Until now, they received around 15 […]

MOVIES AND BOOKS GIVE ONE ANOTHER A LIFT

April 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

There’s nothing like a best-selling book to produce a hit movie — and vice versa. Currently the No. 1 movie is Think Like a Man, based on Steve Harvey’s advice book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, which topped the best-seller lists in 2009. With the movie cleaning up at the box office, […]

SURVEY SEZ — NO. 1: THINK LIKE A MAN

April 23, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Who wudda thunk Think wudda done it — open in first place with $33 million, that is? Certainly not Think Like a Man‘s studio, Sony, which thought it might wind up in the neighborhood of $17 million. Not industry forecasters, who had projected it to take in $15-20 million. Yet the movie, based on Family […]

3 MOVIES BASED ON BOOKS TO VIE AT BOX OFFICE

April 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s an odd fact that some of the very people who are likely to rail against anyone including spoilers in online discussions of movies are also the ones to turn out in droves for movies based on popular books — and God help the director or screenwriter who deviates drastically from the original plot. This […]

HUNGER GAMES EXPECTED TO KILL ALL RIVALS (Updated)

March 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

There’ll be no slaking moviegoers’ thirst for Hunger Games this weekend, according to box office pundits. After opening with $152.5 million last weekend, the movie was averaging about $10 million a day midweek, and most box-office forecasters are predicting that it will rake in another $50-60 million this weekend. Two big-budget films will be trying […]

HUNGER GAMES SOUNDTRACK LANDS AT NO. 1

March 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

According to conventional industry wisdom, nobody’s interested in soundtrack albums anymore. What people want are single records that can quickly be download onto their iPods from Apple’s iTunes store. Tell that to the producers of The Hunger Games CD, which sold 175,000 copies last week, according to Nielsen Soundscan. And Taylor Swift’s “Safe and Sound,” […]

HUNGER GAMES CONTINUES TO DEVOUR BOX OFFICE

March 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Hunger Games continued to pack ’em in on Monday, selling tickets at a clip that would have delighted any studio on a weekend day. The movie earned $10.82 million, the most any film has ever earned on a non-holiday Monday in March. The film is also likely to perform solidly throughout the week, given […]

WHO’LL STAY AND WHO’LL GO IN LIONSGATE-SUMMIT MERGER?

March 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The success of Hunger Games coming so soon after Lionsgate acquired Summit Entertainment, the studio responsible for the Twilight franchise, has presented Lionsgate’s top executives with something of a quandary as they consider the new executive lineup of the combined company, the New York Post observed today (Tuesday). Who, for example, will be its next […]

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