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The Hunger Games

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama

Director:

  • Gary Ross

Writer:

    Cast:

    • Jennifer Lawrence
    • Josh Hutcherson
    • Elizabeth Banks
    • Liam Hemsworth
    • Woody Harrelson
    • Stanley Tucci

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    Articles

    Box Office Hell — May 11

    Our Players|Coming Soon|Box Office Prophets|Box Office Guru|EW|Box Office . com Marvel’s The Avengers |97.5|87.5|98.0|100.0|111.0 Dark Shadows |38.5|34.8|38.0|35.0|33.0 Think Like a Man|4.5|4.3|4.5|4.7|5.0 The Hunger Games |3.1|3.7|3.5|3.8|4.0 The Pirates! Band of Misfits|3.0|3.5|n/a|3.7|3.7

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    Box Office Hell — May 4

    Our Players|Coming Soon|Box Office Prophets|Box Office Guru|EW|Box Office . com Marvel’s The Avengers |158.0|171.8|155.0|160.0|170.0 Think Like a Man |9.0|10.3|10.0|9.0|9.0 The Pirates! Band of Misfits|6.7|7.4|6.5|6.5|6.3 The Hunger Games |6.0|7.1|7.5|7.0|6.5 The Five Year Engagement|5.6|6.4|n/a|6.0|5.7

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    Box Office Hell — April 20

    Our Players|Coming Soon|Box Office Prophets|Box Office Guru|EW|Box Office . com The Lucky One |n/a|15.2|17.0|16.5|21.0 Think Like a Man |n/a|9.4|17.0|19.0|24.0 The Hunger Games |n/a|13.6|13.0|13.0|13.0 Titanic in 3-D|n/a|7.9|n/a|n/a|7.7 Chimpanzee|n/a|7.3|7.0|n/a|6.5

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    Box Office Hell – April 13

    Our Players|Coming Soon|Box Office Prophets|Box Office Guru|EW|Box Office . com The Hunger Games |18.0|19.8|18.0|20.0|19.5 The Three Stooges |15.6|9.5|11.0|12.0|13.5 The Cabin in the Woods |14.2|16.7|15.0|15.0|14.5 American Reunion|11.5|11.4|11.0|10.0|11.7 Titanic in 3-D|8.5|10.3|10.0|11.0|11.8

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    Box Office Hell — April 6

    Our Players|Coming Soon|Box Office Prophets|Box Office Guru|EW|Box Office . com American Reunion |32.5|21.3|24.0|29.5|n/a The Hunger Games |29.5|30.3|30.0|30.0|n/a Titanic in 3-D|26.5|28.2|25.0|22.0|n/a Wrath of the Titans|14.7|14.4|16.0|14.5|n/a Mirror Mirror |10.0|10.6|11.0|11.0|n/a

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    Box Office Hell — March 29

    Our Players|Coming Soon|Box Office Prophets|Box Office Guru|EW|Box Office . com The Hunger Games |64.5|76.8|69.0|70.0|72.0 Wrath of the Titans|40.8|35.8|36.0|36.0|37.5 Mirror Mirror |24.8|18.3|20.0|27.0|24.0 21 Jump Street|12.3|12.4|12.0|13.0|11.8 Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax |8.0|7.7|7.0|7.5|7.8

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    Link-bait Optimizer The Atlantic Tubthumps For Hunger Games Best Pictures Oscar

    Link-bait Optimizer The Atlantic Tubthumps For Hunger Games Best Pictures Oscar

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    Weekend Estimates: March 25, 2012

    The Hunger Games|153.6 (37,130)|NEW|153.6 21 Jump Street|20.4 (6,550)|-44%|70.2 Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax|13.0 (3,540)|-43%|177.3 John Carter|5.0 (1,570)|-63%|62.4 Act of Valor|2.0 (910)|-46%|65.9 A Thousand Words|1.9 (1,050)|-40%|14.9 Project X|1.9 (920)|-53%|51.7 Safe House|1.4 (1,020)|-50%|122.5 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island|1.3 (1,000)|-44%|97.1 Casa de mi Padre|1.0 (2,170)|-55%|3.9

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    Review: The Hunger Games

    I’m not going to dissect the similarities and differences between The Hunger Games and Battle Royale, Koushun Takami’s 1999 Japanese pulp novel (adapted a year later into one of my favorite violent, equally pulpy moves of all time), which had a similar storyline about teens forced to battle to the death. Suffice it to say that yes, the general ideas and underlying themes of the two are similar, but while Battle Royale is good bloody dystopian fun, I think The Hunger Games has a better, more completely drawn story and interweaving of theme. And it has Katniss Everdeen, who’s a completely kick-ass female protagonist.

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    Box Office Hell — March 22

    Our Players|Coming Soon|Box Office Prophets|Box Office Guru|EW|Box Office . com The Hunger Games |124.8|133.4|125.0|130.0|125.0 21 Jump Street|19.5|19.8|20.0|20.0|21.0 Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax |12.5|12.3|13.5|13.0|14.0 John Carter |6.0|5.7|7.0|7.0|7.0 One Thousand Words|2.0|2.1|n/a|2.0|2.1

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    Critics Roundup – March 22

    The Hunger Games |Yellow||Green|Green| The Raid: Redemption |||Green|| The Deep Blue Sea (NY, LA) |Yellow||Green|| Musical Chairs (NY) |||Green|| October Baby |||Red|| Free Men |Green||||

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    Review: The Hunger Games

    “What do you think the Devil is going to look like if he’s around? Nobody is going to be taken in if he has a long, red, pointy tail. No. I’m semi-serious here. He will look attractive and he will be nice and helpful and he will get a job where he influences a great…

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    Finger Wagging

    All of these sternly worded emails about the Hunger Games screenings in my inbox this week are simultaneously amusing and annoying. You MUST sign a review embargo agreement! You MUST NOT bring your cell phone to the screening! You MUST sign over your first-born son for us to sacrifice to the fickle Box Office Gods…

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    Soderbergh On Shooting A Few Days Of Second Unit For Hunger Games

    Soderbergh On Shooting A Few Days Of Second Unit For Hunger Games

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    Quote Unquotesee all »

    “Let me try and be as direct as I possibly can with you on this. There was no relationship to repair. I didn’t intend for Harvey to buy and release The Immigrant – I thought it was a terrible idea. And I didn’t think he would want the film, and I didn’t think he would like the film. He bought the film without me knowing! He bought it from the equity people who raised the money for me in the States. And I told them it was a terrible idea, but I had no say over the matter. So they sold it to him without my say-so, and with me thinking it was a terrible idea. I was completely correct, but I couldn’t do anything about it. It was not my preference, it was not my choice, I did not want that to happen, I have no relationship with Harvey. So, it’s not like I repaired some relationship, then he screwed me again, and I’m an idiot for trusting him twice! Like I say, you try to distance yourself as much as possible from the immediate response to a movie. With The Immigrant I had final cut. So he knew he couldn’t make me change it. But he applied all the pressure he could, including shelving the film.”
    James Gray

    “I’m an unusual producer because I control the destiny of a lot of the films I’ve done. Most of them are in perfect states of restoration and preservation and distribution, and I aim to keep them in distribution. HanWay Films, which is my sales company, has a 500-film catalogue, which is looked after and tended like a garden. I’m still looking after my films in the catalogue and trying to get other people to look after their films, which we represent intellectually, to try to keep them alive. A film has to be run through a projector to be alive, unfortunately, and those electric shadows are few and far between now. It’s very hard to go and see films in a movie house. I was always involved with the sales and marketing of my films, right up from The Shout onwards. I’ve had good periods, but I also had a best period because the film business was in its best period then. You couldn’t make The Last Emperor today. You couldn’t make The Sheltering Sky today. You couldn’t make those films anymore as independent films. There are neither the resources nor the vision within the studios to go to them and say, “I want to make a film about China with no stars in it.”Then, twenty years ago, I thought, “OK, I’m going to sell my own films but I don’t want to make it my own sales company.” I wanted it to be for me but I wanted to make it open for every other producer, so they don’t feel that they make a film but I get the focus. So, it’s a company that is my business and I’m involved with running it in a certain way, but I’m not seen as a competitor with other people that use it. It’s used by lots of different producers apart from me. When I want to use it, however, it’s there for me and I suppose I’m planning to continue making all my films to be sold by HanWay. I don’t have to, but I do because it’s in my building and the marketing’s here, and I can do it like that. Often, it sounds like I’m being easy about things, but it’s much more difficult than it sounds. It’s just that I’ve been at it for a long time and there’s lots of fat and security around my business. I know how to make films, but it’s not easy—it’s become a very exacting life.”
    ~ Producer Jeremy Thomas