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The Hunger Games Does Well at Midnight

Early reports are out and it appears The Hunger Games did very well with midnight showings earlier today.  Earning $19.7 million at midnight screenings makes it the highest earning non-sequel of all time.  That total places The Hunger Games in seventh place overall for midnight openings.  I find this very impressive for a non-sequel.  Early reviews are mixed, but most agree the movie is well on its way to becoming a blockbuster (the first of 2012!)

I will not go out to see it opening weekend.  I do not like the idea of being in a crowded theater to watch the movie.  I know many people that are going opening weekend including my youngest sister.  Any readers catch the movie yet?  Thoughts?  I am not expecting it to be better than the book, but like I have said many times, the previews do look very good!


  1. My high students read the book last year, so I did as well in order to help them with the assignments. The premise sounded terrible, yet I read the entire book in one day and was very excited to see the movie. How do I say this nicely....? The previews were more exciting than the movie :( It wasn't terrible by any means, but a lot of shaky camera work made it hard to see / understand what was happening. Most parts felt rushed, but others dragged. The casting was GREAT, but the actors and actresses can only do so much with a mediocre script. I felt let down.

    1. Thanks Michelle. I fear I may not enjoy the movie that much because I enjoyed so much about the book. I have heard good things about the cast, like you said. I hope to give it a shot next week. Thanks for your comment!


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