The Hunger Games In Numbers

Thursday, August 30 2012
The Hunger Games In Numbers

With its UK home entertainment release imminent, arriving on September 3 on the back of a worldwide theatrical success and a mammoth US DVD bow, the global juggernaut that is The Hunger Games shows no signs of slowing. Here we present a look at the phenomenon, in numbers…

2,000 plus – the number of fans who turned out for the premiere of the film in the UK…

155 million – the amount in dollars pulled in by The Hunger Games on its theatrical launch in the US…

60 million – the amount in dollars earned by The Hunger Games in its opening weekend in other territories – 67 in all – on its simultaneous worldwide release

4.9 million – the amount in pounds taken at the UK box office by The Hunger Games in its opening three dayts

9.69 million – the amount in dollars earned by the film on its debut in Australian cinemas

3 – the US opening of The Hunger Games was, at the time of release, the third highest ever, beaten only by Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 and The Dark Knight…

1 – the US opening of The Hunger Games was  the highest ever for a non-sequel film and the biggest ever for a film outside of the summer blockbuster season

24 million – the amount, give or take a few pounds, that was earned by The Hunger Games at UK cinemas

650 million plus – the approximate amount earned by The Hunger Games at cinemas worldwide

400 million – the amount in dollars of box office receipts taken by The  Hunger Games in the US

Five – the number of stars picked up by The Hunger Games in a numbewr of publications on its UK release. The film was, said the Daily Telegraph’s Robbie Collin in his five star notice, ““an essential science-fiction film for our times”. Most of its other reviews, such as Empire’s, got four stars

Three – The day in September when The Hunger Games is being released on DVD, Blu-ray and assort4ed digital formats by Lionsgate in the UK…

Two – the number of discs in the separate Blu-ray and DVD SKUs of The Hunger Games 

Three – the DVD and Blu-ray editions will contain a mammoth three hours’ worth of additional materials

15 – the certificate of the Blu-ray release of The  Hunger Games. At the top end of the 12 scale, minor cuts were ordered by the BBFC to gain it a more family friendly 12A, the BD restores the elements trimmed digitally, to get it a 15…

Eight – the number of episodes in the comprehensive documentary The World Is Watching: Making Of The Hunger Games featured on the DVD and Blu-ray set

36.5 million – the number of copies of The Hunger Games books believed to be in circulation

26 million – the number of languages The Hunger Games has been translated into…

30 – the length, in seconds, of the spot that was used to help launch the fully fledged marketing campaign for Lionsgate’s home entertainment release in the moddle of The X-Factor on Saturday August 25

10 – the length, in seconds, of the spots launching on TV on August 29 to really push the film

8 – the time, in the evening, when Lionsgate is launching a shared viewing of The Hunger Games on September 3. Fans who’ve bought a copy of the film will, be able to watch and interact and share with other fans through the theukwillbewatching.co.uk hub site

3.8 million – the number of units in assorted SKUs of The Hunger Games sold in its first weekend of home entertainment release in the US…

12 – the number of “districts” (stores to you and me) in the HMV chain which will be hosting special reaping events on the  Sunday before release. Winners from the local events will be entered into one in the flagship central London store – after being pulled out in the style of the film – with the eventual winners picking up tickets to the premiere of the next film. It’s part of an impressive raft of launch activity for the film…

22 – the date in November, 2013, when the next in the franchise, Catching Fire, is due to arrive and the whole thing starts all over again…

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