We know that ‘The Hunger Games’ is topping North American box office sales but how well is it doing in Singapore?
F*** Magazine reports according to press release from Cathay-Keris Films, grossing for ‘The Hunger Games’ movie in Singapore box office sales is out performing other Asian territories.
According to the press release by Cathay-Keris Films, the Jennifer Lawrence starrer has collected over S$4 million in its first 3 weeks. This impressive box office result puts Singapore as the best performing Asian territory in terms of print average.
Locally, the movie has outshined the likes of popular film franchise, Twilight. The highest grossing title in the Twilight movie series in Singapore is The Twilight Saga: New Moon, which closed at S$3.07 million gross after a 7-week run in the local cinemas.
In the United States, The Hunger Games has been maintaining a firm foothold over its #1 spot on the box office for three consecutive weeks, bringing in a worldwide taking of US$460 million.
Head over to F*** Magazine for the full story.
We are happy to see ‘The Hunger Games’ is doing well in Singapore and outperforming other Asian territories too!
‘The Hunger Games’, rated PG13, was released on 22 March 2012 and is now available in all cinemas islandwide.
Shortly after InCinemas listed ‘The Hunger Games’ in their “10 Must Watch Movies In 2012″ list, they have came out with a post which listed 5 things they believe you must know about ‘The Hunger Games’.
1. The Games as Reality TV Show
Contrary to popular belief, this film was not inspired by the controversial and violent Japanese film BATTLE ROYALE (2000), directed by Kinji Fukasaku. Yes, it may have a similar -themed plot, but the novel that the film was adapted from was written by author Suzanne Collins, who had no knowledge of Fukasaku’s film prior to writing the novel. She was inspired to write something after an idea sparked in her mind when switching channels continuously between a reality TV variety show, and news showing footage from the Iraq War.
2. The Tessera Process
In case you are wondering, yes, even children are eligible to participate in the cruel games. Many of them are forced by their plight to put their names into the “draw” in order to receive food. This is known as the Tessera process. Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence), the lead character, has put her name into the “draw” many times since she turned 12 to feed her poor family. However, the entries into the “draw” are cumulative. This means with each passing year, she is more and more likely to be selected.
Head over to InCinemas to see which are the other 3 things you must know about ‘The Hunger Games’!
‘The Hunger Games’ will be released in Singapore on 22 March 2012.
Here’s why you should visit Panem World.
1) You will get to read about ‘The Hunger Games’ trilogy and movie(s) franchise related news on Panem World in not only English but also in our partner sites respective mother tongues. All you need is to browse Panem World to know about ‘The Hunger Games’ trilogy and movie(s) franchise happenings in other countries as well.
3) We will get feedbacks and hold discussions on possible fan meet ups, events etc. in hopefully near future and we would love to hear your thoughts in Panem World Singapore sub-forum!
4) Meet other fans from Singapore in Panem World Singapore sub-forum!
Do we even need to say more?! Head over to Panem World right now! Panem World is also on Twitter as @PanemWorld and Facebook! Don’t forget to LIKE our Facebook Page and follow us @HungerGamesSG on Twitter!
EPISODE 32 – “The Hungry Games”
Episode 32 of Hunger Games Fireside Chat will air live on Tuesday, 8th November 2011, 11am SGT.
This week, our panel of experts will include some of our fabulous friends from Down with the Capitol. We’ll also be joined by Crystal of Mockingjay.net and FictionalFood.net (make sure to congratulate her on getting Fan of the Weekthis week!), Sam of District Tribute, Tiffany ofVictor’s Village (and F*** Yeah District 12 andWelcome to District 12), and Ariel of Nerdy, Wordy, and Almost Thirty.
We hope you’ll join us this Tuesday morning! Here’s what you can expect:
- We’ll begin by weighing in on the cast photos and interviews in the December 2011 issue of Vanity Fair.
- We’ll react to Woody Harrelson’s recent interview with MTV. What do we think about his self-described “unconventional” interpretation of our beloved character? Many seem to think that he’s reinventing Haymitch and breaking canon; what do you think?
- At 10:30pm ET, we’ll interview Emily Ansara Baines, author of The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook (you can pre-order it at Amazon by clicking here).
- What is Panem World? We’ll give you a sneak preview!
- Professor Adam gave us all a homework assignment last week: Read Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery (a veryHunger Games-esque tale) and come prepared to discuss it! We’ll share our interpretations of this classic American short story.
By the way, watch out for me and Vanora (your Hunger Games SG admins) during the PANEM WORLD Segment of the Podcast!
UPDATE: Missed listening to Hunger Games Fireside Chat ‘live’? Well, you can now listen to the recorded version of it here!
Panem is not alone. Fire is now catching beyond Panem and blazing throughout citizens’ hearts around the World. Together, Brazil, Chile, Estonia, France, Germany, Indonesia, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore and Turkey joined hands in this rebellion against The Capitol. Panem World: The World’s United Against The Capitol. Witness the revolution starting from 11/11/11.
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