The Hunger Games Continues to Slay at the Box Office


pdate 8/17/12: The Hunger Games surpasses Harry Potter as the all-time bestselling book series (both e-book and print) on Amazon U.S. The film sells 3.8 million dvds and Blu-rays in its very first weekend.

Update 4/16/12: The Hunger Games becomes the first movie since Avatar to top the box office for four weekends in a row.

Update 4/9/12: The Hunger Games continued to dominate at the box office in its third weekend. The film crossed the $300 million mark in record time, the fastest to cross that mark (17 days) of any non-summer or non-holiday film ever.

Update 4/2/12: The Hunger Games continues its box office winning streak, beating all competitors in theaters again in its second weekend. The film is now the fastest ever non-sequel to gross a quarter billion dollars.

As a recent feature in The New York Times, A Radical Female Hero From Dystopia, and other reports have noted, there are 36.5 million copies of The Hunger Games book trilogy in print (a 55% jump from the 23.5 million copies in print at the start of 2012). The books have been on the New York Times Bestseller List for three consecutive years, and it has occupied the top three spots of the USA Today Bestseller List for the last ten weeks. Amazon recently announced that Suzanne Collins was the bestselling author of all-time on its Kindle e-reader.

Janis C. Nelson represents the author of The Hunger Games book series Suzanne Collins.

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August 10, 2012