Who would have thought that only films like Twilight and Harry Potter that can be teen sensation? Well, it seems The Hunger Games prove them wrong.
The film directed by Gary Ross has grossed $19.7 million from midnight showings across the country, the highest midnight total ever for a movie that is not a sequel, and the seventh highest midnight total ever (behind three “Harry Potters” and three “Twilights”)
While the book which has been adapted from had an initial print of 200,000 – twice doubled from the original 50,000. Since its initial release, the novel has been translated into 26 different languages and rights of production have been sold in 38 countries.
With these indications, it could guide the film to a smashing success across the globe and pundits are anticipating huge numbers in terms of box-office collection, CNN has predicted The Hunger Games to take in at least $50 million on Friday and could reach as high as $150 million over the full weekend frame.
Without any element of magic or supernatural, The Hunger Games is written in the voice of sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives in a post-apocalyptic world in the country of Panem.