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Autograph Session By The Hunger Games Cast On Comic-Con Exclusive Blu-ray Disc Box Art Cover

If you are in USA and attending San Diego Comic-Con International 2012, here’s your chance to get an exclusive Comic-Con Blu-ray Disc box art cover signed by selected The Hunger Games cast!

Refer to below for the full press release from Lionsgate:

Fans To Have Chance To Receive Select Hunger Games Cast Signatures On
Comic-Con Exclusive Blu-ray Disc Box Art Cover Saturday, July 14

WHAT:              In advance of the hugely anticipated home entertainment release of The Hunger Games juggernaut on 12:01 am Saturday, August 18, select cast members will participate in signing events at San Diego Comic-Con International 2012.  Occurring at the Lionsgate Booth (#4035) on Saturday, July 14 at 11:00 am and 5:00 pm, fans will have the chance to meet the actors behind Cato, Rue, Thresh, Clove, Marvel and Primrose Everdeen, plus have an exclusive Blu-ray Disc box art cover signed by the cast.  An exclusive Comic-Con Hunger Games poster will also be distributed at the Lionsgate booth throughout the duration of the convention.

The first film in Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games franchise arrives on 2-disc Blu-Ray (plus digital copy), 2-disc DVD (plus digital copy), On Demand and Digital Download, complete with three hours of never-before-seen special features.  Attending media may also participate in an invitation-only press junket with the attending cast at San Diego’s Hard Rock Hotel.

WHO:                Alexander Ludwig (Cato), Amandla Stenberg (Rue), Dayo Okeniyi (Thresh), Isabelle Fuhrman (Clove), Jack Quaid (Marvel) and Willow Shields (Primrose Everdeen)

WHEN:              FAN SIGNING TIMES:

Saturday, July 14 at 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Location: Lionsgate Booth (#4035)

WHERE:            San Diego Convention Center

111 West Harbor Drive

San Diego, CA 92101

‘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.

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“The Hunger Games” Soundtrack Certified Gold

RIAA has annoucned “The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 And Beyond” was certified gold on 27 April 2012 in USA!

…Universal Republic soundtrack to popular post-apocalyptic film “The Hunger Games” each sold more than 500,000 copies to earn timely golden awards in April.

It is incredibly hard to sell albums these days, especially with piracy going on, it’s certainly great to see “The Hunger Games” soundtrack does well in such hard times! Besides that, the collection of music in “The Hunger Games” soundtrack are the mainstream music many listen and it’s yet another feat it has managed to achieve to be able to be certified gold.

Do you love “The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 And Beyond” soundtrack and/or “The Hunger Games” score album? Do show your love and support for those who poured their heart and soul into the albums by purchasing it!

“The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 And Beyond” soundtrack can be found in all major music stores such as but not limited to CD-RAMA, HMV and many others. Otherwise, you can also purchase “The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 And Beyond” soundtrack and “The Hunger Games” score album from SingTel Amped, SingTel Music Store, M1 Music Store and Starhub Music Store.

Check out ‘The Hunger Games’ short story contest, costume art contest and ‘The Hunger Games’ event!

‘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.

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

Official Press Release For ‘The Hunger Games’ Blu-Ray/DVD On 18 August 2012

Following Entertainment Weekly‘s exclusive on ‘The Hunger Games’ Blu-Ray/DVD release on 18 August 2012 in USA, Lionsgate has also released their press release and a YouTube version of ‘The Hunger Games’ Blu-Ray/DVD trailer.

Read Lionsgate’s press release for release of ‘The Hunger Games’ Blu-Ray/DVD below:

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The motion picture event that set the world on fire POISED TO BECOME THE HOME ENTERTAINMENT EVENT OF THE YEAR

 

 

Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games Arrives On Blu-ray Disc, DVD, On Demand And Digital Download On August 18

 

Theatrical Release Approaching $400 Million At North American Box Office And $650 Million Worldwide

Midnight Launch Expected To Bring Back Lines of Avid Fans At Midnight Retail Events Nationwide

“We have a winner.”

      – Rolling Stone

SANTA MONICA, CA, May 23, 2012 –Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games juggernaut will arrive on home entertainment at 12:01 A.M. on Saturday, August 18, as the first film in Lionsgate’s (NYSE: LGF) The Hunger Games franchise, which has already grossed nearly $400 million at the North American box office and is approaching $650 million at the worldwide box office, debuts on 2-disc DVD (plus digital copy), 2-disc Blu-Ray (plus digital copy), VOD and digital download with three hours of previously unavailable bonus materials in the biggest home entertainment launch in Lionsgate’s history, the Company announced today.

 

The film, based on the New York Times best-selling novel from writer Suzanne Collins, achieved a remarkable four-week run as the #1 film at the North American theatrical box office where it has already grossed $392 million, ranking as the 14th highest-grossing film of all time, and it is approaching $650 million at the worldwide box office with an early June opening slated in China.

 

The 2-disc Blu-ray and 2-disc DVD arrive loaded with over three hours of extensive bonus materials including the comprehensive eight-part documentary, “The World is Watching: Making of The Hunger Games.” Other special features include a sit-down conversation with director Gary Ross as well as numerous featurettes that examine the global success of the books, the creation of the control room in the film and the filmmakers’ motivation behind creating new scenes that were not in the book plus much more.  The Blu-ray Disc set contains an additional exclusive feature, “Preparing for the Games: A Director’s Process,” which looks at the progression of taking three key scenes from the book to the screen. The Hunger Games Blu-ray Disc and DVD is a must-have film that is hailed as “exciting and thought-provoking in a way few adventure dramas ever are” (New York Daily News).  Fans will be able to pre-order the Blu-ray Disc and DVD, starting on Friday, May 25th, for $39.99 and $30.98, respectively.

 

“The motion picture event of the year is poised to become the home entertainment event of the year and, with a midnight launch and midnight retail events scheduled at stores around the country, we expect to replicate the same level of consumer excitement generated by the film’s theatrical debut,” said Ron Schwartz, Lionsgate Executive Vice President & General Manager, Home Entertainment.  “This is far and away the biggest home entertainment launch in Lionsgate’s history and, true to a theatrical marketing campaign that incorporated an unprecedented reliance on digital and traditional media alike, our home entertainment launch will involve a similarly innovative and integrated digital and packaged media rollout that we will unveil in the weeks ahead.”

 

Directed by Academy Award® nominee Gary Ross (Seabiscuit), The Hunger Games, starring Academy Award® nominee Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone), features an ensemble cast that includes Golden Globe® winner Donald Sutherland (Citizen X), Academy Award® nominee Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones), Academy Award® nominee Woody Harrelson (The People vs. Larry Flynt), Lenny Kravitz (Precious) and Emmy® nominee Elizabeth Banks (TV’s “30 Rock”). The film also stars some of the industry’s brightest up and coming actors such as Josh Hutcherson (The Kids Are All Right) and Liam Hemsworth (The Expendables 2). 

 

The Hunger Games is the first in a trilogy of books published by Scholastic that has already become a literary phenomenon with over 36.5 million copies in circulation.  Set in the future, one male and one female from each of the twelve districts of the nation is forced to participate in the annual competition called The Hunger Games, which is broadcast live throughout the country for the entertainment of the Capitol’s wealthy residents. Sixteen year old Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence) volunteers in her younger sister’s place to enter the games, and is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy when she’s pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives.  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.

 

BLU-RAY & DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*

  • ·   “The World is Watching: Making of The Hunger Games” – an eight-part documentary covering the “making of” the film in all aspects from the pre-production process all the way through the theatrical release and fan reactions
  • ·   “Game Maker: Suzanne Collins and The Hunger Games Phenomenon” featurette
  • ·   “Letters from the Rose Garden” featurette – insights from Donald Sutherland on the development of his role as President Snow
  • ·  “Controlling the Games” featurette – stories and concepts behind creating the control center
  • ·  “A Conversation with Gary Ross and Elvis Mitchell”
  • ·  Propaganda Film (in its entirety)
  • ·  Marketing Archive
  • ·   “Preparing for The Games: A Director’s Process” (Blu-ray Exclusive)

* Subject to change

 

*** For artwork, please visit www.lionsgatepublicity.com ***

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 2012

Title Copyright: © 2012 Lionsgate Films Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Type: Theatrical Release

Rating: PG-13 for intense violent thematic material and disturbing images- all involving teens

Genre: Action/Adventure

Blu-ray Closed Captioned: English SDH

DVD Closed Captioned: English

Subtitles: English and Spanish

Blu-ray Format: 1080P High Definition 16×9 Widescreen (2.40:1)

DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen (2.40:1)

Feature Running Time: 142 minutes

Blu-ray Audio Status: English 7.1 DTS HD-MA, English 2.0 Dolby Digital Optimized for Late Night Listening and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio

DVD Audio Status: English 5.1 Dolby Digital EX, English 2.0 Dolby Digital Optimized for Late Night Listening and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital

Check out ‘The Hunger Games’ short story contest, costume art contest and ‘The Hunger Games’ event!

‘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.

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

‘The Hunger Games’ Blu-Ray/DVD To Be Released On 18 August 2012

Entertainment Weekly has released exclusive news on ‘The Hunger Games’ Blu-Ray and DVD which is scheduled to be released on 18 August 2012 in USA.

The first film based on Suzanne Collins’ best-selling novel trilogy hits Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download at 12:01 a.m. on Aug. 18.
Lionsgate kicks off its official 12-week countdown to the release on Friday, May 25, when the Blu-ray and DVD will become available for pre-order.

The two-disc set will include over three hours of unreleased material, with features that provide insight into how the film was made, interviews with the cast and crew, and details about some of the story lines that differed from the book — like President Snow’s character (Donald Sutherland) and the role of the game maker (Wes Bentley). An eight-part documentary entitled The World is Watching: Making of The Hunger Games delves into the behind-the-scenes aspect of creating the film. The extras also include the full-length “Propaganda Film” shown during the Reaping.

By releasing the Blu-Ray/DVD at midnight, Lionsgate hopes to recapture the excitement from the midnight theatrical screening back in March. “The motion picture event of the year is poised to become the home entertainment event of the year, and with a midnight launch and midnight retail events scheduled at stores around the country, we expect to replicate the same level of consumer excitement generated by the film’s theatrical debut,” said Ron Schwartz, Lionsgate Executive Vice President & General Manager, Home Entertainment.

Visit Entertainment Weekly to watch the trailer for ‘The Hunger Games’ Blu-Ray/DVD.

We are not sure when it will be released in Singapore yet but we will update you when we hear anything new.

Check out ‘The Hunger Games’ short story contest, costume art contest and ‘The Hunger Games’ event!

‘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.

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

Hunger Games Singapore Featured On Youth.SG

Hunger Games Singapore was featured on The Straits Times back in March 23, 2012.

We realized that we were featured in one of Youth.SG articles titled “Communities and friendships formed through the World Wide Web” too.

Hunger Games Singapore

Much like Twilight Singapore, Hunger Games Singapore is also a fanpage that constantly keeps up to date on everything related to the popular book series by Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games.

The trilogy follows Katniss Everdeen, a young woman who lives in a dystopian world where several selected youths are forced to participate in a brutal and lethal game called the Hunger Games.


HUNGERGAMESSINGAPORE.WORDPRESS.COM—THE PERFECT PLACE FOR SINGAPOREAN FANS OF THE HUNGER GAMES TRILOGY

One can still see the kind of dedication that its founders have for The Hunger Games despite the community’s relatively small fanbase, with every post featuring a video, a contest, or a news article about the trilogy.

You can check out “Communities and friendships formed through the World Wide Web” for other websites and online communities that were featured.

Thank you Youth.SG for featuring us!

‘The Hunger Games’, rated PG13, was released on 22 March 2012 and is now available in all cinemas islandwide.

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

‘The Hunger Games’ Box Office Sales In Singapore Is No. 1 In Asian Territories

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.

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

‘The Hunger Games’ Is Still No. 1 In North American Box Office For Friday

The Wrap questioned if ‘The Hunger Games’ will be able to top USA box office yesterday. The weekend isn’t over yet but ‘The Hunger Games’ is still Number 1 on Friday.

Deadline reports ‘The Hunger Games’ is still Number 1 for Friday box office sales.

FRIDAY 11 PM, 3RD UPDATE: It took all day and all night, but now there’s clarity in terms of movie order. Fox’s The Three Stoogeswas #1 at matinees. But ‘the combination of 22% of K-12 out today, plus our PG family friendly rating, conspired to slow us down at the box office after the 8PM shows tonight,” a Fox exec says. “But nevertheless we will come in a solid #2 today and for the weekend.” However, the close finishes were also a matter of theater counts – with Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games scoring the most theaters this weekend while the Farrelly Brothers’ Stooges played in 1,105 more runs than Lionsgate’s The Cabin In The Woods directed by Joss Whedon. ButCabin had the much better per screen average. CinemaScores were as follows: Fox’s The Three Stooges ‘B-’ (‘A’ from audiences  under 18, ‘C’ from 25 and older), Lionsgate’s The Cabin In The Woods ‘C’ (‘D+’ from females), FilmDistrict’sLockout ‘B-’. Meanwhile, the weekend looks to be down around -14% from last year. My sources estimate these early Top Ten grosses for Friday and the weekend in North America. Refined numbers and full analysis in the morning:

1. The Hunger Games (Lionsgate) Week 4 [3,916 Theaters] PG-13
Friday $6.5M, Weekend $20.0M, Cume $334.5M

2. The Three Stooges (Fox) NEW [3,477 Theaters] PG
Friday $5.6M, Weekend $17.5M

3. The Cabin In The Woods (Lionsgate) NEW [2,811 Theaters] R
Friday $5.5M, Weekend $13M

4. American Reunion (Universal) Week 2 [3,203 Theaters] R
Friday $3.3M (-64%), Weekend $10M, Cume $39.0M

5. Titanic 3D (Paramount/Fox) Week 2 [2,697 Theaters] PG-13
Friday $3.4M (-54%), Weekend $10.5M, Cume $43.3M

Visit Deadline for the full box office report.

‘The Hunger Games’, rated PG13, was released on 22 March 2012 and is now available in all cinemas islandwide.

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

Will ‘The Hunger Games’ Top USA Box Office For The 4th Week?

Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen

‘The Hunger Games’ has been topping box office in USA for 3 weekends straight and now The Wrap examines if it will top box office this weekend again for the 4th weekend.

“The Hunger Games” is expected to once again slay the box-office competition this weekend, with the big question whether well-reviewed horror film “The Cabin in the Woods” will elbow “The Three Stooges” out of the No. 2 spot.

Lionsgate’s “Cabin in Woods” appears to have the edge in strong reviews and a devoted fan following for co-writer Joss Whedon. Fox is marketing the Farrelly brothers’ adaptation of “The Three Stooges” to fathers and sons, hoping nostalgia and appreciation for slapstick humor will put both in the seats, but even it is tempering expectations for the movie in a quiet post-holiday weekend.

Open Road’s “Lockout,” the third major release, is not expected to be a major factor.

“It’s definitely going to feel like a slow weekend,” said Phil Contrino, editor of Boxoffice.com, who described it as a lull between a monster March and the summer movie season. “Anytime that a movie that’s four weeks old is expected to win the box office, that’s a slow weekend.”

His site projects that “The Hunger Games” will gross $19.5 million domestically, while Lionsgate puts it in the high teens.

The adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ young adults novel has already grossed more $300 million at the domestic box office, and is closing in on a half billion dollars globally.

The movie has surpassed projections since its juggernaut March 23 release. It is poised for another victory, “no two ways about it,” a rival studio executive said.

Lionsgate picked up “The Cabin in the Woods” from financially-distressed MGM and is opening it in 2,811 locations. The movie, which stars Chris Hemsworth and Richard Jenkins, centers on five friends who go to a cabin in the woods, where requisite fright takes place.

Read the full story over at The Wrap.

Meanwhile, ‘The Hunger Games’ came up third during last weekend, 6 – 8 Apr 2012, according to InCinemas.

Do you think ‘The Hunger Games’ will top box office this weekend in USA again?

‘The Hunger Games’, rated PG13, was released on 22 March 2012 and is now available in all cinemas islandwide.

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

Giveaway: Win A Pair Of Cathay Cineplex ‘The Hunger Games’ Movie Passes

We know most of you have already seen ‘The Hunger Games’ movie. However, what about your friends whom you are trying to convince to watch it with you? Perhaps it would be easier to convince them to watch it if they will be able to watch it for free while you get to watch it for the first time or again!

Many thanks to a generous sponsor, Lizzy, who have sponsored us with a complimentary pass for a pair of ‘The Hunger Games’ movie tickets to watch in Cathay Cineplex, watching ‘The Hunger Games’ for free is now possible!

That’s right! Hunger Games Singapore will be giving away a pair of ‘The Hunger Games’ movie passes for you to use in any Cathay Cineplexes outlet courtesy of Lizzy!

Find out how to enter after the jump!

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‘The Hunger Games’ Is Topping Local And International Box Office

According to Deadline, ‘The Hunger Games’ scores a final US$152.5 million for the opening weekend in North American box office. Although it was lower than the originally estimated US$155M, ‘The Hunger Games’ still manages to hold the position of 3rd biggest opening weekend in North American box office just behind ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2’ and ‘The Dark Knight’.

It’s no surprise that ‘The Hunger Games’ is topping box office internationally and locally too with The Wrap reporting so.

In Australia, the movie opened to US$9.69 million, comparable to “Harry Potter” and “Transformers.” In New Zealand, it took US$1.27 million.

“The Hunger Games” opened to US$7.49 million in the U.K., US$6.5 million in Russia and US$3.7 million in Scandinavia, where markets are combined.

It did $3.9 million in Germany, US$3.75 million in France and, according to early estimates, US$3.59 million in Mexico and US$2.6 million in Brazil.

Moviegoers in Asia turned out in strong numbers, as well.

In the Philippines, where the “Twilight” franchise is especially popular, “The Hunger Games” opened to US$1.71 million. In Singapore, it took US$1.38 million, in Taiwan it took US$1.36 million, in Hong Kong it took US$709,000, in Malaysia it took US$655,000 and in Thailand it took US$649,000.

Lionsgate has released this new TV spot where Liam Hemsworth, who plays Gale Hawthorne in ‘The Hunger Games’, thanked fans for the support and also includes footage from the 74th Hunger Games arena scenes.

With ‘The Hunger Games’ selling well worldwide, we are sure this is a great start for a new franchise. Do you think it will do as well for ‘Catching Fire’ and ‘Mockingjay’? If you have seen ‘The Hunger Games’, will you be watching it again in cinemas and if yes, how many times are you planning to watch it?

‘The Hunger Games’, rated PG13, was released on 22 March 2012 and is now available in all cinemas islandwide.

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

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