How excited are you for The Hunger Games? Everyone — and I include myself in that — is so excited for this movie! Jennifer Lawrence's face is literally everywhere right now, even inside your eyelids. I saw no fewer than four people reading the books on the subway just in the last twenty-four hours. Cops in major cities are even bracing themselves for the huge crowds on opening day. People have gone Hunger Games crazy! (Literally. I've killed seven young adults in the past week. Please, someone, help me. I can't stop.)
But in case you need the cold, unfeeling math to prove it to you, ticketing service Fandango has announced that The Hunger Games has already sold out more than 2,000 show times and currently accounts for 92% of the site's daily ticket sales. It now has the highest pre-sale numbers of any non-sequel ever. (For Fandango, at least. But probably just in general, too.) Of course, there are further heights to be reached:
However, The Hunger Games hasn’t cracked the site’s Top 5 Advance Ticket-Sellers list quite yet. But according to Fandango rep Harry Medved, it will appear on the list by Thursday night. The current top five advance ticket-sellers are, in order, (1) The Twilight Saga: New Moon, (2) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2, (3) The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1, (4) The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, and (5) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 1.
Go, Hunger Games, go! Kill Twilight! Kill it with your deadly arrows. At this point, the film is primed to have an opening weekend debut of at least $100 million. (This is approximately triple the GDP of the island nation of Tuvalu. To be fair, Tuvalu is sinking. Plus, I just couldn't get invested in its central love triangle.) So I hope you're not already completely over all this Hunger Games hype, because with numbers like these, this rodeo is definitely coming to town two more times.