Is The Hunger Games Worth More Than One Billion Dollars?

by Katniss Everdeen on March 22, 2012

Source: WSJI was reading today’s Wall Street Journal, that The Hunger Games has added more than one billion dollars to the valuation of Lions Gate, the studio behind the film.

It’s kind of hard to imagine a single movie could lead to so much value, but this is going to be a big film and a big series. The paper says that if the movie does $300 million in revenue, then Lions Gate would probably make about $100 million. Add home video, TV and the other channels and you could get that up by another $200 million. That would yield $300 million. If they turn the books into 4 movies that do about that amount of business and you’re looking at $1.2 billion in in profits.

That’s a pretty big number for The Hunger Games to do, but with the spin off potential, I think that might just be reasonable. Lions Gate dropped 5.4% today, so who knows what the street will do when the movie is finally released.

Just one more exciting thing to watch for this simple book. If you haven’t heard the story, I suggest you get the Hunger Games audiobook and enjoy the story first hand.

More Positive Reviews for The Hunger Games

by Katniss Everdeen on March 20, 2012

Katniss PosterAs we described in our earlier post, the reviews for The Hunger Games keep coming on strong. It’s really exciting to me to see how positive the critics are to the movie, particularly after the horrible reviews of the last Twilight movie(which it deserved IMO).

For an overview the reviews we took a look at Rotten Tomatoes which shows the most complete view of the reviews so far. The positive reviews are 53 in number and the not so positive are only 4 in number. That’s pretty incredible when so many reviews are positive like that. Not only that, but 98% of the audience wants to see the movie.

“The Hunger Games is an effective entertainment, and Jennifer Lawrence is strong and convincing in the central role.” says Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times.

“Fans will be delighted. Non-fans should give this movie a chance.” raves James Berardinelli of Reelviews.

“Overall, a solid and sometimes spectacular effort that promises even better things to come.” says Leigh Paatsch from Australia.

This is great news for us fans. I just can’t wait to be one of the first to be able to see the movie. And I bet Lionsgate can’t wait for the huge dollars to roll in. This movie is going to be a huge, huge megabucks film if this early news holds.

Preliminary Reviews Look Strong For The Hunger Games Movie

March 17, 2012

I was looking around for some early reviews of The Hunger Games and I found a great review that goes into depth about why “it can be universally agreed upon that “The Hunger Games” not only is a good movie, but that it succeeds as a fully fleshed out adaptation where most before it have […]

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The Hunger Games – The Tributes Infographic

March 15, 2012
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The Hunger Games – Secret Sites of the Capital

March 15, 2012

I found some cool sites that the producers of the Hunger Games have set up to get you in the mood. These are two secret sites of the capital – http://thecapitol.pn/ and http://capitolcouture.pn/. Notice how they got the pn domain extension to signify Panem. The first site TheCapital.pn allows you to register as a citizen […]

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The Hunger Games Posters

March 15, 2012

I’ve been collecting a few of the key Hunger Games posters to see what they look like and see if I can pick a favorite. I’m not sure which one I like more. Perhaps if you have any thoughts on which one you like you can let me know. Also, if you find other posters […]

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Seven More Days to The Hunger Games Movie Release

March 15, 2012

Next Thursday, The Hunger Games movie will go into general release. For fans of the series, the day cannot come fast enough. My daughter even wanted to attend the midnight show on Thursday. I had to say no unfortunately, she has to go to school on Friday. The trailers continue to roll out and everyone […]

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The Hunger Games || If I’m Dying

March 5, 2012

Clip from the Hunger Games movie highlighting the song If I’m Dying.

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The Hunger Games Movie Trailer

November 15, 2011

The Hunger Games movie trailer has just been released.  It shows us Katniss, Peeta and Gail.  It looks really sharp if  you ask me.

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