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Hunger Games Books Sell 36.5 Million Copies In U.S.

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People just can't get enough of The Hunger Games and neither can we!

We already know the franchise has become a phenomenon, with the first film opening to the humongous sum of $155 million. But what may be surprising to some is how well The Hunger Games Trilogy books have fared.

Ch-ch-check out these numbers of the young adult books in print in the U.S. alone to date:

The Hunger Games: 17.5 million copies


Catching Fire: 10 million copies


Mockingjay: 9 million copies

That's hot!!!

No doubt those numbers will go up as more people see the movie based on Suzanne Collins' work … and when the sequel comes out next year!

For those of U who've read the books and seen the movie, what would U recommend doing first - the movie or the books???

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11 comments to “Hunger Games Books Sell 36.5 Million Copies In U.S.”



  1. 1

    It's Twilight for guys except gals like the story too!



  2. 2

    First the books, then the movies for sure! That way you fully understand the story and know what Katniss is thinking in all of those scenes. Btw I really loved the books and I think they did a great job with the movie! Its hard to film a movie based on a book that basically is in Katniss head. They can't show that in the movie but it was sooo good! Even though I knew what was coming, it was equally exciting!



  3. 3

    Re: stamina – Plus it's ageless. GO MOMS!/SINGLE WOMEN/ WOMEN IN GENERAL LOL. Harry Potter, Twilight, Hunger Games. YOU GO GIRLS.



  4. 4

    Definitely read the book first. I feel like if I hadn't, I wouldn't have wholly understood the movie. And the book is ALWAYS better than the movie.

    Also, it's such an easy read - it took me two days so it's worth it.



  5. 5

    Re: stamina – Twilight is a horrible series with no depth. Please don't compare superior works to that trash, and even The Hunger Games series isn't all that, but to compare it to Twat-light is low.



  6. 6

    Superior works? Chick doesn't know how to spell "mic". And apparently her copy editor doesn't, either. (Protip: It's not MIKE!)



  7. 7

    Re: MediaStudentSaysWhat – Bitch I said The Hunger Games wasn't all that, but it is better than Twilight. Truth be told though, none of these hoes could touch a pubic hair on Rowling's vagina when it comes to creativity or depth.



  8. 8

    Loved the books and the movie…so far so good. Hopefully, the movies to come will be even better. I hope they stick with the same producer that would keep the same flow going.



  9. 9

    Their are a lot of great young adult books written by people of color but some how they never seem to get a moment in the spotlight, no big surprise there I guess.

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