Movie fans have chosen real violence over the slapstick variety.
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.
“The Hunger Games” has filled fan appetites with a $155 million opening weekend that puts it near the top of the domestic record book.
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.