Hunger Games Premiere
Box office analysts at first suggested The Hunger Games was tracking to open with a $70 to $80 million weekend. Then it went up to $100M. Then some guessed it might go as high as $120 to $130 Million, which would make it the largest March release ever.
Scratch all that. Forbes says the film is looking to make a mind-boggling $140 to $150 million domestically after a $19.7 million midnight opening, the highest ever for a non-sequel. Why is it doing so well? It turned out to be an amazing film, not just for fans of the books-
After scoring a sensational $19.7 million right out the gate at midnight showings Thursday/Friday, The Hunger Games never slowed down and looks sure to burn up the box office with a staggering $140 to $150 million debut. And that’s just domestic box office, folks, not counting overseas receipts.
How did The Hunger Games manage such a huge feat? Not only by being an extremely popular young adult novel, not only by have broad appeal to male and female audiences, not only by bringing in viewers of all ages, and not only by having the best marketing blitz I’ve seen in a long time. No, all of that would’ve easily given this movie a strong weekend living up to the earlier expectations, but the reason it has continued to push expectations higher and higher before exceeding them, is simply because of strong positive buzz earned by being the very best film of the year so far, hands-down.
Elizabeth Banks (Effie Trinket) appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to promote The Hunger Games!
Oh my goodness those nails!
It’s was actually the black carpet! LOL! That lucky Sarah got to kiss Lenny, Liam and Josh! AHHH!
Thank you Lili!
Our handsome men Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson and Alexander Ludwig attended the premiere of The Hunger Games in Toronto, Canada on March 19th.
I am digging Liam’s suit! LOVE!
[Source: Celebrity Gossip]
Today the Canadian Hunger Games red carpet premiere is happening in Toronto and you can tune in at 4:30pm EST to watch it live, courtesy of Alliance Films! In attendance will be Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, and Alexander Ludwig, so if you cannot get enough of these guys stick around to watch the live stream and join in on Twitter with #HungerGamesCDN!
[Source: Alliance Films]
Check out these photos of the main cast members at the Paris and Berlin premieres. Jennifer Lawrence wears a black backless dress by Tom Ford in Paris, and a fiery red dress by Marchesa in Berlin, deviating from the striking gold dresses she wore in LA and London. Josh Hutcherson also changes up his look going with suits in a different hue of brown and grey, while Elizabeth Banks stays sparkling in different warm tones.
Which look of Jennifer’s do you like the best? For me, I think might be a tie between London and Paris. How about Josh, Elizabeth and Liam looks? For more pictures of the Paris premiere go here, and for the Berlin premiere here.
How awesome do Elizabeth Banks, Josh Hutcherson, Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth look at the European premiere of The Hunger Games in London?
Bold choice Josh, that brown. It works.
More pics at JustJared.
Part 5 of the Hunger Games red carpet premiere interviews by E! Online!
Director Gary Ross opens up about the “happiest” he has ever been with one of his films. Hear it straight from the visionary behind the movie!
Part 4 of the Hunger Games red carpet premiere interviews by E! Online!
The District 3 actress loves the following “The Hunger Games” film has received. Hear her reaction to the fans camped outside of the premiere.
Part 3 of the Hunger Games red carpet premiere interviews by E! Online!
The 11-year-old actress describes her on-set sisterhood with actress Jennifer Lawrence. Plus, hear why everyone in her family is a “Hunger Games” fan.