Fans began pre-ordering copies of The Hunger Games in late May, but it wasn't until August 18 that Lionsgate released the anticipated Blu-ray and DVD editions. It was the studio's largest home entertainment release ever, selling nearly four million copies in its first week alone, with nearly a third of those coming from Blu-ray sales.
It's official: Christian Grey can't control everything. The wildly popular E. L. James "mommy porn" erotic bondage novel, Fifty Shades of Grey, has been bumped from its No. 1 position on USA Today's bestseller list, where it held fast for 20 weeks, setting a record previously held by Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games, by about as polar opposite a book as possible — No Easy Day: The Autobiography of a Navy SEAL by Mark Owen, who co-authored the book under the pseudonym.
Just because Alexander Ludwig, 20, who shot to fame with the wildly popular adaptation of Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Wes Bentley, Woody Harrelson, and Lenny Kravitz, can't return to his role as the diabolical Cato for reasons that are obvioius to anyone who read / watched, that doesn't mean there aren't big things in store for the young actor.
If you're a Suzanne Collins fan, or you enjoyed the film adaptation of the first Hunger Games novel, which hit theaters in March, directed by Gary Ross and starring Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen), Liam Hemsworth (Gale Hawthorne), Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark), Elizabeth Banks, (Effie Trinket), Wes Bentley (Seneca Crane) Lenny Kravitz (Cinna), Woody Harrelson (Haymitch Abernathy), Donald Sutherland (President Snow), and Stanley Tucci (Caesar Flickerman), then you'll be interested to know that the "gamemakers" of the next movie, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, are narrowing down their options for who will play the pivotal roles of Mags, Finnick and Beetee, all of whom will compete in the 75th annual Hunger Games.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the sequel to March's hit, The Hunger Games, based on the Suzanne Collins' series of novels, may be one of the most anticipated films of 2013, and now Moneyball and The Ides of March's Philip Seymour Hoffman has signed on to director Francis Lawrence's project as Plutarch Heavensbee, the Head Gamemaker of the 75th Hunger Games, after Seneca Crane (played by Wes Bentley) pays the ultimate price for the botched 74th Hunger Games that served as the plot of the first Hunger Games.
Jennifer Lawrence, already an Academy Award nominee at the tender age of 21 and star of the celebrated Suzanne Collins' adapted-for-the-screen The Hunger Games trilogy, also starring Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland, stepped out in Paris on her way to the Dior Fashion show during Paris Couture Week.
If the second installment in The Hunger Games movie franchise turns out to be a disappointment, writer/director Gary Ross will not be catching fire, so to speak. Ross, who has been praised for his record-smashing adaptation of the Suzanne Collins novel, the first of a series of three, will not direct the second, Catching Fire.
She may not be a household name yet, but with more than 12 million books sold of her famous Hunger Games trilogy, Suzanne Collins is about to rise to the ranks of J.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer fame.
The wait for the film adaptation of The Hunger Games, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth, has been building up for months, but the release of the most anticipated movie yet this year is now less than a week away, and the stars can't stop talking about it.
While The Hunger Games, based on the wildly popular young adult series by Suzanne Collins, may not have to give away as much as John Carter did, it's slowly gearing fans up for its March 23 premiere by starting to release clips online.
Jennifer Lawrence, 21, almost outdid her 'girl who was on fire' look from the upcoming The Hunger Games at L.A.'s Nokia Theatre premiere for the movie Monday night, attended by the latest bevy of up-and-comers.
Elizabeth Banks, 37, who plays a police negotiator in the new Man on a Ledge, also starring San Worthington, Jamie Bell, Ed Harris, and Anthony Mackie, hit the red carpet in style at the movie's New York City premiere, wearing a black mini dress from Versace's 2012 spring line, black tights, and a hip leather jacket.
Take heart, all you Twilight fans who are preparing to go into eternal mourning after the last installment in Stephenie Meyer's young adult series hits the big screen. Soon you'll have The Hunger Games, an upcoming futuristic flick based on the first book in the young adult trilogy by Suzanne Collins, starring Winter's Bone's Jennifer Lawrence and The Last Song's Liam Hemsworth.