To all of those who are looking forward to the release of The Hunger Games on Blu-Ray or DVD, the release day has been finalized by Lionsgate! As announced by http://www.ew.com, the mega-hit will hit home media on August 18th. Click Here for all the information on the Blu-Ray.
The Hunger Games Review #1
The Hunger Games Review #2
By: Lawrence Foster
Rating: 9 out of 10
I think there is something to watching a TV show or movie without reading the book or series it is based on first.
Harry Potter, Game of Thrones and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo are all examples of movies or TV shows that got me hooked via a screen. After watching those respective franchises, I got hooked by each respective book series, but, without the TV or movie theater, I would have probably never gotten into any of them.
Update #2: After Week #3, featuring a week in which THG raked in an additional $33.1 Million, the movie stands at $302 Million. At this point, fans of legitimate film can rejoice, The Hunger Games has now out-grossed ALL FOUR of the Twilight saga films, as the highest grossing Twilight film was Eclipse, which made just over $300 Million.
Update: On its first day in the box office, The Hunger Games took in $68.2 Million, including $19.7 Million during midnight showings. The midnight showings gross is the highest for a non-sequel movie ever, while the opening day profits rank fifth all time. It is no long shot that The Hunger Games could gross upwards of $120-$150 Million by the end of the weekend. Once the official numbers are up, we will post and let you know where The Hunger Games stands with all-time grossing weekends.
Monty here. Expect our review for The Hunger Games to be up tomorrow, but for right now an important question has to be asked; is it possible and feasible for a film hitting the silver screen in late March to get a massive hunk out of the Box Office? Even better, can a film in 2D over-gross every 3D film so far this year? If you understand the anatomy of complete fan addicts, its easy to see that The Hunger Games is going to be big and its going to stick around for a while.
By: Bryan Montgomery
Rating: 7 out of 10
The phenomenon that is The Hunger Games has taken the world by storm; and has now reached the pinnacle with the release of the first film in the series. Suzanne Collins’ first novel has so much meat to it that it seemed difficult to translate onto the silver screen while keeping the thematic pieces that made the original novel so strong, but Gary Ross has found a way to do that. Through outstanding acting by the leads, a strong story and nail biting action, The Hunger Games separates itself from the monotonous trends set by other young adult book-to-film adaptations (*Cough* Twilight *Cough*) to make one of the best movies so far this year.