The Hunger Games trilogy has beaten the Harry Potter series to the top as the best selling book series in Amazon!
It is absolutely fascinating to note that the trilogy has surpassed the seven-book series in terms of sales in Amazon, inclusive of prints and ebooks on Kindle. This marks the great success of the trilogy!
Keep supporting the Hunger Games, and may the odds be ever in your favor.
The official press release from Amazon is as follows:
SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 17, 2012– (NASDAQ: AMZN)- Amazon.com, Inc. today announced that the Hunger Games trilogy has outsold the seven-book Harry Potter series, making Suzanne Collins’ three-part saga the best-selling book series of all time onAmazon.com, taking into consideration print and Kindle book sales combined. All of the books in the Hunger Games and Harry Potterseries are available for Kindle owners with a Prime membership to borrow for free in the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.
“Since debuting in 2008, Katniss Everdeen and the Hunger Games have taken the world by storm, much as Harry Potter did a decade before,” said Sara Nelson, Editorial Director of Books and Kindle, Amazon.com. “Interestingly, this series is only three books versus Harry Potter’s seven, and to achieve this result in just four years is a great testament to both the popularity of the work and, we think, the growth in reading digitally during that time. Customers love these books and all three titles are consistently on our Top 10 lists in both print and Kindle formats, and ‘The Hunger Games’ is also the most-borrowed book in the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.”
“The Hunger Games,” “Catching Fire” and “Mockingjay” are published by Scholastic, and are all currently in the top 50 books in both print and Kindle formats. For more details, visit the Top 100 Best Seller lists here:
- Kindle: www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Kindle-Store-eBooks/zgbs/digital-text/154606011/ref=zg_pr_surl_
- Print: www.amazon.com/best-sellers-books-Amazon/zgbs/books/ref=zg_pr_surl_
The Hunger Games movie debuts on DVD, Blu-ray and Amazon Instant Video tomorrow, August 18. All customers who pre-order the DVD, Blu-ray or digital version can watch it instantly on Amazon Instant Video starting shortly after midnight. To pre-order now visit www.amazon.com/thehungergames.
‘The Hunger Games’, rated PG13, was released on 22 March 2012 and DVD and Blu-Ray are now available for purchase at stores island-wide. ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ is scheduled for release on 22 November 2013 in USA.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lionsgate has released the films’ USA release dates for “Mockingjay”, the last in “The Hunger Games” trilogy, which will be split into two films.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 will bow worldwide November 21, 2014, followed by The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 on November 20, 2015. The first sequel, Catching Fire, is coming out November 22, 2013. The original Hunger Games bowed March 23 and has grossed $404.4 million at the domestic box office and $678.2 million worldwide.
What do you think of “Mockingjay” being split in two films and where do you think they will do the split?
‘The Hunger Games’, rated PG13, was released on 22 March 2012 and is now available in all cinemas islandwide. ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ is scheduled for release on 22 November 2013 in USA.
We have been hinting on something big we have never done before in store for YOU. After meetings and discussions, we are finally able to reveal this!
We are proud to present ‘The Hunger Games’ short story contest, costume art contest and ‘The Hunger Games’ event organized by National Library Board, LiyanaLand Book Reviews, Hunger Games Singapore and Happy Smiley Writers Group!
Details for ‘The Hunger Games’ short story contest and costume art contest are as stated in the poster below. Meanwhile, you can RSVP with us now for The Hunger Games Event to ensure you will be able to receive all the latest updates! Plus, if you RSVP with us before 10 June 2012, you will get TWO chances to win prize(s) in the lucky draw during the event!*
*Winner(s) must be present to collect the prize(s).
Highlights for The Hunger Games Event:
- Interact with other The Hunger Games franchise fans in Singapore!
- Test your knowledge and wits of The Hunger Games through fun games!
- Attractive The Hunger Games related prizes to be won!
- Prize presentation for winners of ‘The Hunger Games’ Short Story Contest and Costume Art Contest.
- Sale of ‘The Hunger Games’ trilogy and movie tie-ins at a much cheaper rate!
PROUDLY SPONSORED BY:
- National Library Board (For venue, contribution and promotion)
- Pansing (For The Hunger Games trilogy and movie tie-in books)
- Poster Shop Cineleisure (For The Hunger Games movie posters)
Location: 2nd floor next to the escalator going up to level 3, Cathay Cineleisure Orchard, 8 Grange Road, Singapore 239695
- Universal Music Singapore (For ‘The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 And Beyond’ soundtracks)
May the odds be ever in your favour!
‘The Hunger Games’, rated PG13, was released on 22 March 2012 and is now available in all cinemas islandwide.
We had previously reported the first set of tracking records indicate “The Hunger Games” could open bigger than “Twilight” in USA box office sales.
New set of tracking record is in and Lionsgate marketing is evidently working for The Hollywood Reporter reports experts are now predicting “The Hunger Games” could possibly open bigger than “Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1″ US $138.1 million debut back in November 2012.
This is certainly great news for do keep in mind when “Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1″ was released, it had already established its fanbase which is unlike “The Hunger Games” where it’s the first movie of what could be the launch of a new franchise.
Here’s what The Hollywood Reporter has to say:
Hunger Games, which opens March 23, is even tracking better than The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1. That film opened in November to US$138.1 million, the fifth-best debut of all time domestically, but had the advantage of bowing the weekend before Thanksgiving, when some kids are out of school.
Box-office observers say it’s difficult to predict exactly how much Hunger Games will make, offering a more conservative estimate of US$100 million to US$120 million. They say it’s difficult to predict a number when tracking becomes this big and a film gets into the US$100 million-plus range.
Hunger Games certainly has a shot at taking the crown for best March opening from Alice in Wonderland, which debuted to US$116.1 million in 2010.
Tracking data released Monday showed definite interest in Hunger Games jumping from 55 percent to 60 percent in the past week, awareness went from 75 percent to 83 percent, unaided awareness from 14 percent to 21 percent and awareness from 75 percent to 83 percent.
“Numbers don’t get much higher than this,” said one rival studio executive. “Hunger Games is tracking like a sequel, even though it isn’t a sequel. It’s three times higher than the first Twilight.”
Interest among younger women in Hunger Games is now at 45 percent, compared with 36 percent for Breaking Dawn. Among female over the age of 25, interest is 29 percent, versus 27 percent for Breaking Dawn.
One advantage that Hunger Games has over Summit Entertainment’s blockbuster Twilight franchise is male interest.
Monday’s tracking showed that Interest in Hunger Games among males younger than 25 was a healthy 28 percent, compared to 10 percent for Breaking Dawn. Interest among males over 25 was 20 percent, versus 8 percent for the fourth Twilight film.
“These are huge, stupid numbers,” one box-office observer said.
Visit The Hollywood Reporter for the full story.
Outlook for “The Hunger Games” movie is certainly rosy and we can’t wait to see the numbers for “The Hunger Games” box office sales in USA, locally as well as worldwide!
And here we have it, fresh from Entertainment Tonight (ET):
ET is proud to bring you this new sneak peek of new scenes from the action-packed film, as well as never-before-seen interviews with cast members Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Wes Bentley and Alexander Ludwig.
What do you think? I totally cannot wait for the movie to come out!
Courtesy of Entertainment Tonight.
11 more days to the opening of The Hunger Games in Singapore, so stay tuned!((:
While we had posted yesterday about the new “The Hunger Games” TV spot which showed more scenes from Capitol, we are pleased to find the full HD video is now available in Capitol TV Productions!
Please excuse us while we go back to re-watching this TV spot again and again!
Many of your dear readers like us, couldn’t make our way across the globe for “The Hunger Games” cast mall tour.
No worries though! Westfield Century City has provided this video of their appearance on YouTube!
Head over to Westfield Century City Facebook page for exclusive photos!
Many thanks to @tausuan for the tip!
Do you want to own a Lionsgate Mockingjay pin?
Well now you can!
Cathay Cineplexes is partnering with Sandwich Haven to give away Mockingjay pins! Check out what you have to do after the jump to get the much coveted Lionsgate Mockingjay pin after the jump!
Get the limited edition mockingjay pin with min. $10* spent, ONLY at Sandwich Haven!
Terms & Conditions
- Valid with a minimum purchase of $10 per transaction.
- Purchase MUST come with a cup of Coke.
- Limited to one Mockingjay pin per transaction.
- Photo is for illustration purpose only. While stocks last.
- Not valid with other discounts, promotions and redemptions.
- The Management reserves the right to amend any terms & conditions without prior notice.
We suggest heading down as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!
A fan has captured this new “The Hunger Games” TV spot with many new scenes.
Check it out below!
Many thanks to Hunger Games Philippines for the tip!
Lenny Kravitz went on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and to “The Hunger Games” fans delight, a short “The Hunger Games” clip of Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) meeting Cinna (Lenny Kravitz) for the first time was revealed during the show.
Yahoo! Movies debuts a longer version of the said clip in full HD online.
We couldn’t embed the clip so click on the picture below to watch the clip over at Yahoo! Movies!
What do you think of this clip? Comment below and tell us what you think about it! Do you like it? Was it what you had imagined?
Many thanks to Hunger Games Philippines for the tip!