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The Hunger Games Surpasses Harry Potter As Amazon Best Selling Book Series

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:

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.

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Today: The Odds Are In “The Hunger Games” Favor

We have missed an article in Today newspaper introducing “The Hunger Games” that was published on January 11 so here it is.

"The Hunger Games" featured in Jan 11, 2012 edition of Today

In case the photo isn’t clear enough, here’s a transcript of it provided by Today Online:

The Hunger Games: They are calling it the new book-to-film Harry Potter or Twilight. And for very good reason. The Hunger Games – the first book of The Hunger Games Trilogy, a young-adult science fiction series written by Suzanne Collins – has been on the New York Times bestseller list for more than 100 consecutive weeks.

The film version tells the story of how the government of dystopic Capitol mandates that each of its 12 districts pay tribute by sending one teenage boy and girl to compete in the annual Hunger Games, a fight-to-the-death live televised event. Oscar-nominee Jennifer Lawrence reportedly pipped 30 other starlets including Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Roberts, Saoirse Ronan and Chloe Moretz to play Katniss Everdeen, the heroine who volunteers to take her little sister’s place when the latter gets chosen in the lottery to participate in the Games.

Also starring Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson, the film’s sequel, based on the second novel, Catching Fire, has already been officially announced and will be released next year. Harrelson revealed that he has signed on for four films, so it looks like the series will be going all the way, with the final book, Mockingjay, adapted into a two-parter.

“May the odds be ever in your favour”, runs a quote from the book. We’re betting it already is. GENEVIEVE LOH | Opens: March 22

Personally speaking, I think the odds are certainly in “The Hunger Games” favor.

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

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The Straits Times: ‘The Hunger Games’ Is Creating Strong Buzz Ahead Of Its Release

We had shared a part of The Straits Times article regarding ‘The Hunger Games’ triumph against ‘Twilight’ in Next Movie’s Most Anticipated Movie in 2012 poll on our Twitter and Hunger Games Singapore Facebook page respectively. However, in order to read the full article, the person would have to login or subscribe to The Straits Times.

Many thanks to our readers, @rebeccaeeyueeyu and Genevieve, we have a scanned copy of the article in the 30 December 2011 issue of The Straits Times.

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

Thank you so much to @rebeccaeeyueeyu and Genevieve for the tip!

If you have spotted any ‘The Hunger Games’ related news or sightings in Singapore which we haven’t reported about, feel free to send us a tip at hungergamessingapore@gmail.com! Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter (@HungerGamesSG) as well as ‘Like’ us on Facebook for the latest updates!

‘The Hunger Games’ Secures A Spot On Movie Fone 12 Blockbusters To Watch For In 2012

It’s no secret that ‘The Hunger Games’ is certainly one of the movies you must not miss in 2012 for ‘The Hunger Games’ has made it to most anticipated movies in 2012 lists for different sites again and again. Contact Music, Collider, Movie Line, Total Film, Her World and now Movie Fone!

Movie Fone has a list of 12 blockbusters which you have to watch out for in 2012 and ‘The Hunger Games’ has made it onto the list.

‘The Hunger Games’

Release date: March 23, 2012

For fans of Suzanne Collins’s best selling ‘Hunger Games’ trilogy, 2012 is certainly in their favor. The first installment of what will likely be the next great YA franchise arrives in theaters this March, hoping to set the screen on fire like Katniss’s Cinna-produced dress. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks and Woody Harrelson, ‘The Hunger Games’ is poised to become the next ‘Harry Potter’/’Twilight’; whether it does, remains to be seen.

Visit Movie Fone now to check out which other 11 blockbusters made it to the list!

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

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Total Film: ‘The Hunger Games’ As One Of 49 Films That Will Define 2012

Total Film has compiled a list of 48 films they think will define year 2012. ‘The Hunger Games’ is positioned at Number 17th.

Here’s what they have to say about ‘The Hunger Games’:

The Talent: Director Gary Ross, stars Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth.

The Pitch: A sci-fi Battle Royale, as tribespeople in future America are forced to fight in organised combat.

The Hook: Suzanne Collins’ novels are what the cool kids started to read once they’d finished Harry Potter and Twilight. No pressure there, then.
Defining Feature: Jennifer Lawrence’s first lead role since Winter’s Bone, which will surely cement her reputation as Hollywood’s brightest hope.

Head over to Total Film to check out which other movies made it on the list.

Sources: Total Film via HG Girl On Fire.

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CNN: What exactly is ‘Hunger Games’?

In an article titled “What exactly is ‘Hunger Games’?”, CNN gives a quick recap on what is “The Hunger Games” about and also couple paragraphs of quick recap on the movie castings and latest production news.

The content in article is probably what most of the fans had already known if you have been reading up on news everyday.

The plot revolves around a dystopian society where punishment for a previous rebellion has resulted in a televised event. One boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 from each district (there are 12 total) are selected at random and forced to participate in the Hunger Games, where “tributes” must fight to the death until only one is left standing.

“The Hunger Games” gives us a heroine named Katniss, a strong-willed and unwavering spirit, who volunteers for the games in order to spare her younger sister. Once inside the death match arena, she must get down and dirty to outlive her competitors, but there’s one slight problem.

Her hot friend Peeta gets cast into the games, too. In the midst of all the slaying, Katniss finds herself embroiled in a love triangle with her longtime pal Gale, who is watching the games from his home, and Peeta, who confesses his love for her inside the arena. Katniss’ emotional turmoil of love or death makes Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” look like child’s play.

Apparently, Collins’ twisted plot came to her one night while she was channel surfing between a competition reality show and a news program about the Iraq war. She blended the two shows and “The Hunger Games” was born.

The first film of the franchise is slated for release on March 23, 2012, while the second film is already booked for November 2013. Fans can only hope director Gary Ross doesn’t soften the book, because the twists and turns will make for an edge-of-your-seat thriller. At this rate, the film is set to have more passion than “Twilight” and more action than “Harry Potter.”

It does seems to me though that the author of this article has appeared to believe romance to play a huge part in “The Hunger Games”. Otherwise, it’s certainly a quick read for you to catch up on what’s “The Hunger Games” before the movie comes out in Singapore on March 23, 2012.

-Vanora(Admin)

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