‘The Hunger Games’ Blu-ray and DVD Sells 3.8 Million Units in the First Week!

This blockbuster adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ novel was made available on Blu-ray and DVD August 18.

The Hunger Games sells 3.8 million Blu-ray and DVD units in three days
The Hunger Games sells 3.8 million Blu-ray and DVD units in three days
Lionsgate, a leading global entertainment company, announced today that the home entertainment release of the first installment of its blockbuster franchise The Hunger Games sold an estimated 3.8 million DVD and Blu-ray units in its first weekend of release, continuing the momentum it demonstrated in generating more than $407 million at the North American box office, the 13th highest grossing North American release of all time.

The Hunger Games was also the largest digital and on demand launch in the Company's history, generating the biggest first day sales of any title on Zune Video on Xbox, achieving more first day transactions on Comcast than any title in the past four years and generating record Lionsgate revenue on iTunes.

"Our motion picture event of the year is translating into a home entertainment juggernaut that is already setting new digital records and demonstrating sustained playability similar to the film's remarkable long-term box office performance," said Lionsgate Executive Vice President and General Manager of Home Entertainment Ron Schwartz. "We are especially pleased to see more than one third of its first weekend units sold in the higher margin Blu-ray format, a remarkably high percentage."

The first installment of The Hunger Games franchise has already grossed more than $407 million at the North American box office and nearly $700 million at the box office worldwide. The next installment, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, begins principal photography next month for a November 22, 2013 theatrical release. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 is slated for a November 21, 2014 release and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 is scheduled for a November 20, 2015 release. The Hunger Games recently passed Harry Potter as the top selling book series of all time on Amazon, taking into account print and Kindle sales combined. There are more than 50 million copies of The Hunger Games in print in the U.S. alone.

About The Hunger Games

Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which "Tributes" must fight with one another until one survivor remains.

Sixteen year old Katniss Everdeen volunteers in her younger sister's place to enter the games, and is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy when she's pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives. If she's ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

The Hunger Games is directed by Gary Ross from a screenplay by Gary Ross and Suzanne Collins and Billy Ray, produced by Nina Jacobson's Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The Hunger Games stars Academy Award nominated actress Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, with Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland.

The Hunger Games was released March 23rd, 2012 and stars Stanley Tucci, Wes Bentley, Jennifer Lawrence, Willow Shields, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Sandra Ellis Lafferty, Paula Malcomson. The film is directed by Gary Ross.

Sources: Lionsgate

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Comments (19)

  1. JonSpidey07

    the midnight launch at my Walmart was a success
    but the Target packaging for the film is way better
    these giant box sets take up way too much space

    3 years agoby @jonspidey07Flag

  2. John M

    Great news. The Hunger Games is an excellent film. Of course I bought the DVD.

    3 years agoby @john-mFlag

  3. skywise

    I saw the film recently and was impressed. It was better that I expected.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  4. TheDude1

    I thought this would have a chance to break the most Blu Rays sold in a week. Guess I was wrong.

    3 years agoby @thedude1Flag


    @thedude-abides And you are allowed to hate it! If you liked Twilight, then we may have some problems! ;)

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  6. T. King (Red Camera Man)

    Great movie. Definitely buying. :-)

    3 years agoby @redcameramanFlag

  7. thedude-abides

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx Lol. Well, I do hate it, even though it wasn't a complete travesty :)

    3 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  8. Nicholaus XX

    And for every "The Hunger Games" article that @thedude-abides thumbs down, a group of fan girls shout "Hater!".


    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  9. ROFLitschristian

    I actually contributed to this this time! Picked up the Target exclusive 3-Disc Deluxe Edition for $22. Great price considering you get such a phenomenal film, a digital copy, and a billion bonus features. Movie was also better the second time around. Legit, everyone buy this movie.

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  10. jasdjqs

    Saw it recently , i did not go to see it in the theater, I had no idea how great this movie was at the time. I should of went.

    3 years agoby @jasdjqsFlag


    @ChiRep-1 amen...

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  12. ChiRep_1

    Proof that a good story trumps mindless action every time.. Congrats HG

    3 years agoby @ChiRep-1Flag


    I can't say that I am surprised.. I need to get this to add to my collection asap!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  14. supermanvenom

    Great movie can't wait to watch it again.

    3 years agoby @supermanvenomFlag

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