Get excited, Mockingjays!
In an extensive new Hollywood Reporter article, LOTS and LOTS of new and exciting details about the Hunger Games movie are revealed!
- The Hunger Games trailer received 8 million views in its FIRST 24 hours
- Became the #1 trending topic on Twitter
- Books sales jumped 7.5 million copies after the trailer was released
And here are some more deets/figures/trivia from the film:
- Film's budget ended up being $78 million after subsidies
- Hailee Steinfeld, Shailene Woodley, and Abigail Breslin were considered for the role of Katniss
- Jennifer Lawrence got paid $500,000 for the role of Katniss + bonuses for the movie's performance
- 300+ bears lived in the woods where the film was shot, and they'd regularly come out
- Film is expected to gross at least $150 million domestically
- Slumdog Millionaire writer Simon Beaufoy wrote Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire
Very interesting stuff! Makes us even MORE excited to see the movie, if that's possible (actually it's probably not. We're already SO pumped for this!)
Less than 2 months!!!!!!
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