One of the biggest films of the year opens today and many people are going completely apeshit.
The Hunger Games, based on a book series by Susanne Collins, raked in $19.7 million at midnight screenings, and if this keeps up, the film could bring in upwards of $150 million this weekend alone. This weekend!
According to IMBD, The Hunger Games is “set in a future where the Capitol selects a boy and girl from the twelve districts to fight to the death on live television” and things get interesting when “Katniss Everdeen [the protagonist] volunteers to take her younger sister’s place for the latest match.”
Like both the Twilight and Harry Potter franchises, The Hunger Games is popular with many teens and tweens, but I’m sure the film will have many adult fans as well.
So far, this film has enjoyed good reviews, a blockbuster budget, and several big names. The film stars Stanley Tucci, Jennifer Lawrence, Lenny Kravitz, Donald Sutherland and many more.
Clutchettes and Gents…are you excited about seeing ‘The Hunger Games’?