"The Hunger Games," the highly anticipated, heavily film hyped adaptation of Suzanne Collins' young-adult novel, already has sold out thousands of screenings across the country, according to online ticketer Fandango.com.
"Hunger," which opens officially Friday, has outpaced the first "Twilight" in advance ticket sales. Kind of the way "Hunger Games" heroine Katniss would outpace wan "Twilight" heroine Bella in a foot race.
Many midnight showings have sold across the country. Locally, there still are plenty of tickets available.
The Regal Natomas theater alone is selling tickets for 14 midnight showings tonight. Regal Natomas obviously is banking on lots of parents looking the other way about their preteens and teens staying up into the wee hours (the film is more than two hours long) on a school night.
My review of "The Hunger Games" will appear in Friday's Ticket section. Reviews elsewhere have been mostly positive, with the movie drawing an 88 percent rating on RottenTomatoes.com.
Above is a clip showing Katniss' (Jennifer Lawrence) bold bid for attention during a skills test before the gamesmakers.