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Will is the founder of HungerGamesMovie.org.
iTunes is now featuring a prominent banner for The Hunger Games on the front page of the store. The page for the digital version of the movie has also been updated to say “ITUNES EXTRAS INCLUDE AN EXCLUSIVE INTERACTIVE EXPRIENCE AND OVER 2 HOURS OF SPECIAL FEATURES.”
“Exclusive Interactive Experience” hmm? Sounds boss!
It’s now available for Pre-Order.
@LibraryLadyJ also spotted the brand new Katniss Everdeen Barbie inside the store!
— Janet Kenney (@LibraryLadyJ) August 5, 2012
Are you excited for the August 18th release of The Hunger Games on DVD and Blu-Ray? Check out this brand new commercial for its release featuring Taylor Swift’s “Safe & Sound” from the soundtrack alongside some clips from the movie.
Check out this new clip from the Hunger Games Blu-Ray where Jennifer Lawrence explains how she almost didn’t take the role of Katniss, because it was too big a movie. Her mom helped her realized that’d be hypocritical, because she had always said a script was all that mattered for deciding on roles.
Don’t forget to pre-order your copy for the August 18th release!
Josh Hutcherson’s high school comedy/horror film Detention is coming out on DVD and Blu-Ray July 31st. You can pre-order it now.
Josh Hutcherson, Dane Cook and Spencer Locke star in Detention, a hipster, teen horror-comedy where the local students of Grizzly Lake must survive their final year of high school. Standing in their way is Cinderhella, a slasher-movie killer who has seemingly come to life and is preying on the school’s student body. As the clock ticks and the bodies pile up, the likely suspects are embroiled in a race against time to stop Cinderhella and ultimately save the world… if only they can get out of detention.
Check out some clips from the movie as well as the trailer below.
Jena Malone will be playing Johanna Mason in the sequel to The Hunger Games, Lionsgate has announced.
About the Character:
Johanna Mason, a female victor from a past Games still in her early twenties, is one of the youngest, but also one of the most psychologically scarred Hunger Games participants.
As a rising actress distinguished by her versatility and multidimensional roles, Jena Malone continues to evolve with each new project. Malone recently starred opposite Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton in the History Channel’s mini-series Hatfields & McCoys which is based on a true story, and chronicles the bloody hostilities between two clans that escalated to the point of near war between two states. Sony Pictures Television debuted the three part mini-series on May 28th, with the second and third parts airing on the History Channel May 29th and 30th, respectively. The mini-series broke cable records and become the new most-watched entertainment telecast of all time on cable. Malone will soon begin production on The Go Getters. The film is an LA noir thriller about a struggling actress (Malone) who gets caught up in a heist planned by two underworld brothers. Malone will next be seen in the independent feature In Our Nature opposite John Slattery and Zach Gilford about an estranged father and son who are forced to share a vacation home with their respective girlfriends after a scheduling mistake. The film premiered at SXSW as well as the Sarasota Film Festival and is scheduled to be released this fall. Malone is set to star in a web-based series directed by Ami Mann titled, Dakota. The series of webisodes is part of WIGS, a new YouTube channel that is producing high-end, original, scripted series about the lives of women from all walks of life. WIGS has also attracted the talents of Jennifer Garner, Alfred Molina, Stephen Moyer, Virginia Madsen, Julia Stiles, Maura Tierney, Michael C. Hall, and America Ferrera, who will all star in the various series which began airing this May. Later this year, Malone will be seen in The Wait, opposite Chloe Sevigny about two sisters who decide to keep their deceased mother in their home after being informed that she will come back to life, as well as the independent feature, For Ellen, which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Malone is soon set to begin production on the highly anticipated film, Lonely Hunter. In this biopic, Malone will star in the title role as Carson McCullers’. Production on the film will commence this summer. In 2011, Malone starred in Zack Snyder’s, Sucker Punch, for Warner Bros. opposite Emily Browning and Abbie Cornish. In the action film, five young women use their imaginations to escape their bleak reality being held prisoner in a mental hospital. Previously, Malone starred in Oren Moverman’s The Messenger, Sean Penn’s Into the Wild, Anthony Minghella’s Cold Mountain, Brian Dannelly’s Saved! and Joe Wright’s Pride and Prejudice. As a young actress, Malone starred opposite Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon in Stepmom, the cult classic, Donnie Darko and her very first role in the independent film Bastard Out of Carolina which earned her an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Debut Performance. Malone has guest starred on several television series including Law & Order and Chicago Hope, and her performance in the TV film Hope earned Malone a Golden Globe® nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV. Malone currently resides in Los Angeles.
In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, revenue rose 24% to $678.5 million, from $545.3 million in the same quarter of fiscal 2011. Earnings per diluted share from continuing operations were $1.86, compared to $0.83 in the prior year period, which included one-time, non-cash expenses of $0.13 per share. Strong sales in Children’s Books and International, especially of The Hunger Games trilogy, again drove substantially higher results. Consolidated earnings per diluted share were $1.76 in the fourth quarter, compared to $0.78 a year ago.
There have been 23 million sales of Hunger Games, 14 million of Catching Fire, and 13 million of Mockingjay. Going forward, Scholastic expects lower revenues due to tapering sales of the trilogy-
We expect these substantial strategic investments will generate strong profit growth beginning in fiscal 2014, though earnings in the year ahead will be lower than fiscal 2012′s record level, when we benefited from the extraordinary sales of The Hunger Games.
EW has an exclusive clip from the Hunger Games DVD from Comic-Con that shows how Jennifer Lawrence was able to safely run right next to a 20 feet wall of fire!