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Hunger Games

Opening Night Of Lionsgate's 'The Hunger Games' at the Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium on March 22, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

‘Hunger Games’ Earns $21.5 Million To Slap Down ‘Stooges’

Movie fans have chosen real violence over the slapstick variety.

04/15/2012

Actress Jennifer Lawrence walks in to a special signing event to promote their new movie 'The Hunger Games' at Barnes & Noble Union Square on March 20, 2012 in New York City. (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

District 12 And Beyond: The Evolution Of The Teen Movie Soundtrack

It started in the ‘60s with Frankie & Annette in a series of beach movies. The standard was set in ’73 with a soundtrack of teenage doo-wap hits from the 1950’s jukebox in American Graffiti. It was perfected in the ‘80s with John Hughes oeuvre of soundtracks that embraced, and made the careers of, new wave tracks so underground that MTV was hardly even playing them — when MTV played everything they could get their hands on. It became an industry in the ‘90s when everything from Clueless to Cruel Intentions required a soundtrack album release, to varying degrees of sales success. Today the Twilightfranchise are the sales leaders in teen movie soundtracks, achieving multi-platinum success.

03/29/2012

Opening Night Of Lionsgate's 'The Hunger Games' at the Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium on March 22, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

‘Hunger Games’ Sets Non-Sequel Revenue Record With $155M Opening Weekend

“The Hunger Games” has filled fan appetites with a $155 million opening weekend that puts it near the top of the domestic record book.

03/25/2012

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Fans Camp Out To Catch ‘Hunger Games’ Stars At Nokia Theater Premiere

Tweens, teens and college kids slept outside at L.A. Live to see the stars from the movie version of the popular “Hunger Games” trilogy.

CBS Los Angeles–03/12/2012

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