That's what friend and I are planning - it's way too overcrowded now.NothingFails wrote:Bf and I went to see 21 Jump Street earlier, but noticed the lines for Hunger Games showings that wouldn't be for another 2 hours, I've never seen this for even Lord Of The Rings and Star Wars. This movie is going to be HUGE. I'll wait a few weeks when the crowds die down a bit.
Building on a strong midnight launch, The Hunger Games had one of the best opening days ever at an estimated $68.25 million. That ranks fifth on the all-time list behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 ($91.1 million), New Moon ($72.7 million), Breaking Dawn Part 1 ($71.6 million) and Eclipse ($68.5 million). It wound up slightly ahead of The Dark Knight ($71.6 million), and also topped Alice in Wonderland ($40.8 million) to set a new record for a non-sequel.
The Hunger Games looks even more impressive when subtracting its $19.74 million midnight gross–throughout normal business hours, the movie earned $48.5 million, which is actually more than Deathly Hallows Part 2 made in that time ($47.57 million). In fact, The Hunger Games only ranks behind Spider-Man 3 ($49.8 million) and The Dark Knight ($48.7 million) in non-midnight opening day grosses.
The Hunger Games received a strong “A” CinemaScore, and should finish the weekend with anywhere from $135 million to $160 million.
Your post hit the nail on the head, Frisbee.frisbee wrote:Horrible horrible horrible film.
There was hardly any action to begin with - and it's based on a damn action novel - and whatever little was there, was a complete mess. The camera almost always shook during all the fighting. I get that they were trying to translate what she was feeling/experiencing onto the screen but it just.didn't.work.
Most of it, especially the starting, seemed to drag on forever. Although I must admit the book is to be blamed for that...I can't imagine two editors who had to sit through 50 pages of that (yes I know the book sold to a big publisher and is a big big deal right now but still).
Characters. I didn't give a rat's ass when Rue died - and I'd cried when I'd read that part in the book - and neither did I give a flying f*ck when they announced there was only going to be one victor. Absolutely no character development. Zilch.
P.S. Who else thinks Peeta and Cato are gay? Cato is ridiculous
The guy that shared the bread with Katniss was Peeta.ANH wrote:And what was the point of the guy who shared his
bread with Katniss? I thought he would've had a more important role. He was just there.
Also, the death of Rue provoked a riot...and it was the 74th installment of The Hunger Games...was Rue more important/special than every other child that had died before her?
Battle Royale is amazing - though typically perverse for a Japanese film.king_oxymoron wrote:I watched Battle Royale yesterday - it's more gory, a bit more full on, less of an emotional story following the main character, but I found that there were too many in the game to keep up with - I wasn't sure who we'd met before.
Where are you located? It'll be a good two months before it leaves first run theaters here judging from where it's going.RunDevilRun wrote:Damn it! I just can't believe it. My friend call me to watch it at mall, but The Hunger Games stopped playing at the movies yesterday. I thought it was a blockbuster, but it seems that it flopped here. I have to wait a DVD release now.