‘Hunger Games’ Book Sales Bode Well for the Film – The New York Times – Brooks Barnes
Lionsgate’s movie adaptation of “The Hunger Games” does not arrive in theaters until March 23 — still too far away for analysts to predict ticket revenue. But if spiking sales of the books are any indication, Lionsgate’s marketing efforts are whipping up a five-alarm box-office fire.
Sometimes my heart breaks a little when I see a beloved book turned into a movie. But when I read about news like this – that millions more are bought and read prior to the installment of the movie, my heart soars! I’m excited for all the new fans.