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Safe and Sound And Assorted The Hunger Games Cast Members Nominated For 70th Golden Globe Awards

The full list of nominations for 70th Golden Globe Awards was just revealed.

Golden Globe Awards

The Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence, who played Katniss Everdeen, was nominated in Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical category for her splendid work in Silver Linings Playbook. According to Yahoo! Movies, Silver Linings Playbook will be released in Singapore on 10th January 2013.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
EMILY BLUNT, SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN
JUDI DENCH, THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL
JENNIFER LAWRENCE, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
MAGGIE SMITH, QUARTET
MERYL STREEP, HOPE SPRINGS

 

Philip Seymour Hoffman, who will play 75th Hunger Games Head Gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”, is nominated for his work in The Master.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
ALAN ARKIN, ARGO
LEONARDO DICAPRIO, DJANGO UNCHAINED
PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN, THE MASTER
TOMMY LEE JONES, LINCOLN
CHRISTOPH WALTZ, DJANGO UNCHAINED

Meanwhile, the song Safe and Sound from “The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 And Beyond” is nominated for Best Original Song – Motion Picture category.

BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE
FOR YOU, ACT OF VALOR
Music by: Monty Powell, Keith Urban Lyrics by: Monty Powell, Keith Urban
NOT RUNNING ANYMORE, STAND UP GUYS
Music by: Jon Bon Jovi Lyrics by: Jon Bon Jovi
SAFE & SOUND, THE HUNGER GAMES
Music by: Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams, T Bone Burnett Lyrics by: Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams, T Bone Burnett
SKYFALL, SKYFALL
Music by: Adele, Paul Epworth Lyrics by: Adele, Paul Epworth
SUDDENLY, LES MISERABLES
Music by: Claude-Michel Schonberg Lyrics by: Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schonberg

Both Woody Harrelson who played Haymitch Abernathy and Toby Jones who played Hunger Games arena announcer Claudius Templesmith are nominated for Best Performance By An Actor In A Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television category with their respective works.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
KEVIN COSTNER, HATFIELDS & MCCOYS
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH, SHERLOCK (MASTERPIECE)
WOODY HARRELSON, GAME CHANGE
TOBY JONES, THE GIRL
CLIVE OWEN, HEMINGWAY & GELLHORN

Congratulations to all who are nominated. We are proud to say The Hunger Games cast members are certainly a talented bunch!

70th Golden Globe Awards will air on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET.

The Hunger Games DVD and Blu-Ray are now available. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is scheduled for release on 22 November 2013 in USA.

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“The Hunger Games” Could Open Bigger Than “Breaking Dawn” In USA Box Office

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!

‘The Hunger Games’ will be released in Singapore on 22 March 2012. Book “The Hunger Games” tickets from Cathay Cineplexes now!

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Deadline: “The Hunger Games” Could Possibly Open Bigger Than “Twilight” In USA

According to an exclusive from Deadline, first set of tracking numbers for “The Hunger Games” has arrived and they are looking great! “The Hunger Games” movie is predicted to possibly open to US$70+ million in box office sales which is bigger than “Twilight” debut weekend box office sales of US$69.6 million back in 2008.

“The Hunger Games” movie first set of tracking numbers:

With 23% ‘First Choice’ and 54% ’Definite Interest’, those are numbers every film studio can only dream about. One studied provided me with a guesstimate that the first film based on the Suzanne Collins bestselling books could open to $70+M — which would make this bigger than the the Twilight debut. “It’s every bit as strong As Twilight and, numerically, stronger,” one rival studio told me this morning. Seasonality may play a factor because The Hunger Games is opening in March, not summer. “But the numbers, while they definitely skew to young females, look strong across all quadrants.” Said another studio: “It’s a great start.”

What exactly are tracking numbers?

The Daily Beast has a great explanation on this commonly used tactic in Hollywood to survey public interest for a movie.

The audience studies are called “tracking” reports, and they have become the crystal ball for movie marketing. Three times a week, a Los Angeles organization called the National Research Group (some studios use L.A.’s rival research firm, MarketCast) telephones about 400 random Americans, asking them not only what movies they are aware of, but also which they intend to pay to see. The data is sorted demographically into six different age brackets (the youngest is 12-16 and the oldest 45-59, as the senior set apparently doesn’t count), with additional categories for gender and race. Every new movie in wide release pops up on the surveys three weeks before its debut. In the final days before the movie opens, NRG estimates its first weekend’s box office. Each studio spends hundreds of thousands of dollars a year paying for the surveys, scrutinizing the votes the way the Gore team did Florida ballots.

The numbers are invaluable because they reveal who is interested in a movie and, more important, who isn’t. That data then determines how advertising money should be spent, and whether new commercials should be deployed.

Based on these first set of tracking numbers, things are certainly looking good for “The Hunger Games”! We can only hope public interest and awareness for “The Hunger Games” movie will continue to grow as we are only 20 days from release of “The Hunger Games” movie in Singapore and 21 days away in USA!

‘The Hunger Games’ will be released in Singapore on 22 March 2012.

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Via The Hob.

Suzanne Collins’s Thoughts After Watching “The Hunger Games” Movie

We had read Josh Hutcherson’s reactions on Twitter after watching “The Hunger Games” movie.

It appears Josh Hutcherson, who plays Peeta Mellark in the movie, is not the only one who had already seen the completed “The Hunger Games” movie.

Suzanne Collins

Suzanne Collins, the author of “The Hunger Games” trilogy, has just revealed through an open letter from official “The Hunger Games” trilogy Facebook page operated by Scholastic on her thoughts about “The Hunger Games” movie after watching it.

Dear Readers,

I’ve just had the opportunity to see the finished film of The Hunger Games. I’m really happy with how it turned out. I feel like the book and the film are individual yet complementary pieces that enhance one another. The film opens up the world beyond Katniss’ point of view, allowing the audience access to the happenings of places like the Hunger Games control room and President Snow’s rose garden, thereby adding a new dimension to the story.

Director Gary Ross has created an adaptation that is faithful in both narrative and theme, but he’s also brought a rich and powerful vision of Panem, its brutality and excesses, to the film as well. His world building’s fantastic, whether it be the Seam or the Capitol. It’s amazing to see things that are suggested in the book fully developed and so brilliantly realized through the artistry of the designers.

And, my God, the actors. The cast, led by the extraordinary Jennifer Lawrence, is absolutely wonderful across the board. It’s such a pleasure to see how they’ve embodied the characters and brought them to life.

So I’d like to sincerely thank all the many people who devoted their time and talents to the film, especially producers Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik, and the excellent teams at Color Force, Larger Than Life, and Lionsgate.

I hope you enjoy the film!

Suzanne Collins

Looks like Suzanne Collins is certainly very pleased with the final product! As we know, Suzanne Collins is very much involved during the production process of “The Hunger Games” movie by collaborating with Gary Ross for the screenplay while she is also listed as an executive producer for “The Hunger Games” movie.

22 March 2012 can’t arrive sooner enough for us!

‘The Hunger Games’ will be released in Singapore on 22 March 2012.

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter (@HungerGamesSG) as well as ‘Like’ us on Facebook for the latest updates!

VIDEO: “The Hunger Games” Flash Ad On YouTube Home Page

While advance booking for “The Hunger Games” movie tickets will only start on 2 March 2012 at Cathay Cineplexes, ticket sales has also started in USA today.

This “The Hunger Games” movie flash ad was found on the home page of YouTube, prompting people to purchase their tickets as well as to watch the trailer.

Perhaps this ad is only shown when your location is in USA for we had tried visiting YouTube home page but we didn’t find the said ad playing. What a pity though.

Many thanks to Hunger Games Movie for taking a video of it!

‘The Hunger Games’ will be released in Singapore on 22 March 2012.

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter (@HungerGamesSG) as well as ‘Like’ us on Facebook for the latest updates!

Josh Hutcherson’s Reactions To Watching “The Hunger Games” Movie For The First Time

Josh Hutcherson revealed through his official Twitter account he had already seen “The Hunger Games” movie for the very first time yesterday.

Read his tweets from bottom to top.

We can’t wait to watch the movie!

Don’t forget advance booking for “The Hunger Games” in Singapore via Cathay Cineplexes will start on 2 March 2012.

‘The Hunger Games’ will be released in Singapore on 22 March 2012.

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter (@HungerGamesSG) as well as ‘Like’ us on Facebook for the latest updates!

‘The Hunger Games’ Teaser Poster, Motion Poster, Countdown Widget And Official Website

This is yet another of our catching up post since these notable revelations had happened before Hunger Games Singapore is 100% on the track.

First of all, if you haven’t check out ‘The Hunger Games’ official movie website yet, you should totally do so now!

The Hunger Games Countdown Widget
Unfortunately, WordPress does not allows embedding of flash items so to get the code for this widget can be found at ‘The Hunger Games’ official movie website.

The Hunger Games Motion Poster
Unfortunately, WordPress does not allows embedding of flash items so to get the code for the motion poster can be found at ‘The Hunger Games’ official movie website. You can also see the motion poster in action at Yahoo! Movies where it first debuted on July 19, 2011.

A day after The Hunger Games motion poster made its debut, Lionsgate released the first ever official teaser poster on their official The Hunger Games movie Facebook page.

Check it out after the jump!

The Hunger Games Official Teaser Movie Poster

You should really click on that cool teaser poster above for the full sized version so you can ogle at it. It’s huge!

That’s the end of this catching up article! If you haven’t watch the first official The Hunger Games teaser trailer yet, you should totally go ahead and check it out here!

-Vanora(Admin)

Lionsgate Press Release Confirms Principal Photography For “The Hunger Games” Has Ended

Lionsgate has officially confirmed filming for “The Hunger Games” has ended through a press release via Lionsgate™ Publicity website.

Part of the official press release is as below.

THE HUNGER GAMES IS A WRAP

Close Of Principal Photography Confirmed

SANTA MONICA, CA (September 15, 2011) – LIONSGATE® (NYSE: LGF), a leading global entertainment company, today announced the close of principal photography on the highly anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ runaway bestselling novel The Hunger Games.   Lionsgate will release THE HUNGER GAMES on March 23, 2012.  The film is the first in a series that Lionsgate is making based on the book trilogy that has become a worldwide phenomenon.

Filmed entirely in North Carolina, the locations spanned from a dense forest in which the arena that hosts the games themselves was created to a town that stood in for Katniss’ home, District 12, to a sound stage that was the platform for the fantastical sights and sounds of The Capitol, the futuristic capital city of the nation of Panem.  Principal photography on the 84 day production began on May 23rd.

The film pairs Oscar® nominee Jennifer Lawrence (WINTER’S BONE, X-MEN FIRST CLASS) with Josh Hutcherson (THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT) and Liam Hemsworth (THE LAST SONG) in the key young adult roles.  Rounding out the cast is a who’s who of acclaimed adult actors: Oscar® nominee Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Oscar® nominee Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Wes Bentley and Toby Jones.

“It has been an absolute thrill watching THE HUNGER GAMES, a project that has truly become part of Lionsgate’s DNA since our acquisition of the book in 2009, come to life.  What I observed on set was impressive on every level, and reinforced my confidence that we have assembled precisely the right team to bring Suzanne Collins’ brilliant novel to the big screen,” said Joe Drake, Lionsgate’s co-COO and Motion Picture Group President.

Although the intensely anticipated sets were closed to press and visitors, Lionsgate and the filmmakers were able to reach out and touch the incredibly eager fans several times during the production process.

Lionsgate debuted the central cast trio through two Entertainment Weekly covers, featuring Jennifer Lawrence in character as Katniss and Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth in character as Peeta and Gale.  It marked the first time that a studio has revealed a principal cast of film characters on sequential national magazine covers.

Winners of “The Ultimate Hunger Games Fan Sweeps,” a global contest where fans entered to win the opportunity to be flown to the set of THE HUNGER GAMES, was the one exception to the film’s closed set policy.  In mid August, five winners from around the world and their guests got a glimpse of the sets, observed the filming of a scene and met the cast.

A heavily promoted first look at footage from the film debuted on MTV’s 2011 Video Music Awards on August 28th.  The show attracted MTV’s biggest audience in the network’s history with a record-breaking 12.4 million total viewers.

About THE HUNGER GAMES

Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games.  Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains.

Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy.  If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

THE HUNGER GAMES is directed by Gary Ross, and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. Suzanne Collins’ best-selling novel, the first in a trilogy published by Scholastic that has over 12 million copies in print in the United States alone, has developed a massive global following.

Lionsgate will release THE HUNGER GAMES on March 23, 2012.

Of course this does not means Lionsgate will stop with the production of “The Hunger Games”. They will no doubt move on with the post-production which involves many long and tedious hours of editing the clips and sounds, making and adding CGI, creating and incorporating the music etc.

However, it also means we are yet again one step closer to the completion of “The Hunger Games”!

-Vanora(Admin)

Catching Fire To Be Released In November 2013

As Hunger Games Singapore has only officially started up not long ago, many interesting and exciting news have already been released to the public. Fret not! We will be presenting you news that you might have missed and you should totally know about while we present to you the latest news.

Back in August 9, 2011, the official The Hunger Games Movie Facebook Page managed by Lionsgate revealed that the release date for “Catching Fire”, the sequel to “The Hunger Games”, is November 22, 2013. No word is stated about the release date for “Catching Fire” in Singapore though.

Catching Fire to be release on November 22, 2013

The offical press release for “Catching Fire” movie from Lionsgate is as below.

WORLD TO CATCH FIRE NOVEMBER 22, 2013

CATCHING FIRE – FILM BASED ON SECOND BOOK IN THE HUNGER GAMES SERIES TO UNSPOOL WORLDWIDE

Santa Monica, CA, August 08, 2011– LIONSGATE® (NYSE: LGF), a leading global entertainment company, announced today that it will release CATCHING FIRE, the film adaptation of the second book in Suzanne Collins’ runaway bestselling HUNGER GAMES trilogy, on November 22, 2013.  The announcement was made by Joe Drake, co-COO of Lionsgate and President of its Motion Picture Group.  No further details about CATCHING FIRE have been confirmed at this stage.

Said Drake of the date, “The magical thing about the Hunger Games trilogy is that the books have such a vastly broad appeal.  The stories truly offer something for everyone, and the period around the Thanksgiving weekend is such an opportunity for families and friends to make an event of going to the movies.”

THE HUNGER GAMES is currently in production and will be released on March 23, 2012. THE HUNGER GAMES is directed by Gary Ross, and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik.  Alli Shearmur, President of Development and Production at Lionsgate, is overseeing the production on behalf of the studio.  There are more than 12 million copies of all three books in The Hunger Games trilogy in print in the U.S.

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For further information, contact:

Lionsgate – Film Division
Kate Hubin Piliero
310-255-4064
khubin@lionsgate.com

Lionsgate – Corporate Inquiries
Peter D. Wilkes
310-255-3726
pwilkes@lionsgate

It’s incredibly rare to see the sequels being greenlit before the first movie is released. It was expected that Lionsgate will look at the box office for “The Hunger Games” before deciding if they shall greenlit “Catching Fire”. The fact that they had greenlit “Catching Fire” before “The Hunger Games” is released speaks volumes on how much confidence Lionsgate has in “The Hunger Games” in regarding to being a success.

What do you think of this? Are you excited that “Catching Fire” is already greenlit? Do tell us in the comments below!

-Vanora(Admin)

TheCapitol.PN: Hunger Games Viral Site By Lionsgate Is Now Live!

While fans are buzzing about “The Hunger Games” teaser trailer that was released on Monday, Lionsgate is certainly stepping out their promotion for “The Hunger Games” movie by attaching the hash tag “#WHATSMYDISTRICT” to the end of “The Hunger Games” teaser trailer as shown below.

#WHATSMYDISTRICT

Of course, this has gotten some people wondering. Down With The Capitol staff tweeted the hash tag on Twitter and received response from the Twitter account @TheCapitolPN requesting for them to identify themselves and revealed the link http://thecapitol.pn. Initially, http://thecapitol.pn only displayed the blurred moving image as shown below, along with static and random beeping noise. It will ask  you to identify yourself, which you could do so via Twitter. After that, it will send out a tweet using your Twitter account with the following content:

The Capitol knows who I am. Identify yourself immediately: http://thecapitol.pn #whatsmydistrict

Screenshot taken by http://hungergamesdwtc.net

As time passed by, the moving image slowly gets less blurred and the Capitol seal is revealed today.

Capitol Seal

Click on the Capitol Seal to enter. The Capitol Seal will sink in and rotate before you are entered into the website where you can register by connecting to either your Twitter or Facebook account and also entering your email.

Inside the Capitol.PN Site

You should have your sound on as you are entered into the Capitol website for better experience.

Have fun and may the odds be ever in your favour!

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