The Hunger Games Tracking To A U.S. Box Office Breaking Opening Weekend?

If the tracking and pundits are right it will.. The advance ticket sales are already firing (They are on sale here too) and Deadline are reporting initial tracking at 23% first choice and 54% definite interest in market surveys on the film. That’s massive numbers, even higher than TWILIGHT, for the Lionsgate franchise and to bolster the want of the film, author Suzanne Collins has posted the below on facebook:

Dear Readers,

I’ve just had the opportunity to see the finished film of The Hunger Games. I’m really happy with how it turned out. I feel like the book and the film are individual yet complementary pieces that enhance one another. The film opens up the world beyond Katniss’ point of view, allowing the audience access to the happenings of places like
the Hunger Games control room and President Snow’s rose garden, thereby adding a new dimension to the story.

Director Gary Ross has created an adaptation that is faithful in both narrative and theme, but he’s also brought a rich and powerful vision of Panem, its brutality and excesses, to the film as well. His world building’s fantastic, whether it be the Seam or the Capitol. It’s amazing to see things that are suggested in the book fully developed and so brilliantly realized through the artistry of the designers.

And, my God, the actors. The cast, led by the extraordinary Jennifer Lawrence, is absolutely wonderful across the board. It’s such a pleasure to see how they’ve embodied the characters and brought them to life.

So I’d like to sincerely thank all the many people who devoted their time and talents to the film, especially producers Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik, and the excellent teams at Color Force, Larger Than Life, and Lionsgate.

I hope you enjoy the film!
Suzanne Collins

Ok you HUNGER fans – you’ve got 3 weeks till you see it!