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New Hunger Games Poster Comes Together

For those of you with too much time on your hands, the upcoming Hunger Games movie has been running a viral game in which fans put together puzzle pieces to form our first look at the movie’s new poster. Odds are like us, you just sat back and waited for the whole thing to show up. We have things to do and stuff. Now the puzzle’s solved and here it is, the brand new poster for The Hunger Games

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Hunger Games Is Lionsgate’s Most Expensive Film

According to a lengthy profile on Bloomberg.com, Lionsgate is betting big on its adaptation of the first The Hunger Games novel.  The traditionally indie film-focused studio has tried to break into the blockbuster game in recent years with big budget flicks like the Conan the Barbarian reboot and the Taylor Lautner vehicle Abduction, but it hasn’t gone very well.  Conan was, by all accounts, an epic flop and Abduction gained some success almost solely thanks to international receipts ($27 million domestic vs. $50 million international).  Despite the fact that TV programs like Mad Men and Weeds bring in steady returns, shareholders are losing patience with Lionsgate.  All of this adds up to extra pressure on The Hunger Games to do well right out of the gate.

The dystopic, youth adventure story is shaping up to be Lionsgate‘s most expensive film to date.  The studio put about $30 million into The Hunger Games during production and, according to Bloomberg, are expected to put another $40 million into marketing and advertising.  With the costs of the film already rising to nearly the worldwide gross of Abduction (before you even take in the cost of purchasing the film rights, etc), The Hunger Games is going to need to pull in some serious dough in order to succeed and justify adaptations of the rest of the series.  Bloomberg says the series (if it continues after the first film) is expected to bring in anywhere from $220 to $730 million before taxes, interest, and so on.

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New Hunger Games Image Gives Katniss Her Bow

The Hunger Games is the biggest thing in young adult science fiction right now, and with good reason. It’s kind of like Twilight without all the hidden Mormon propaganda and with kids killing each other instead of engaging in longing stares across a table. It’s being turned into a movie, which may or may not be good, but judging by the image is sort of on the right track…

This is the newest image from the production of The Hunger Games movie. Pictured is Jennifer Lawrence who stars as Katniss in the film, practicing her archery. The book is about a dystopian future where Katniss is thrust into a tournament to the death and, archery is her secret skill in the game.

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7 More Hunger Games Character Posters, First Looks At Woody Harrelson And Others

Even more character posters for the upcoming movie adaptation of The Hunger Games have debuted to go along with the Effie one sheet we showed you earlier.

Check out the complete gallery below.

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First Look At Elizabeth Banks As Effie In The Hunger Games

Lionsgate is ready to start promoting their adaptation of The Hunger Games, that tween post-apocalyptic series which has been capturing the imagination of sci-fi loving girls of a certain age. They’re kicking things off by releasing a series of character posters, and here’s the first. It features actress Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket.

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