The Hunger Games Movie Helps Boosts the First Quarter Profit of Hot Topic

From LA Business Journal. Read on the following to know how the Hunger Games movie helped Hot Topic with its first quarter income for 2012.
Like “Twilight” before it, merchandise tied to the hit film “Hunger Games,” turned Hot Topic Inc. to a profit in first quarter.
After the markets closed on Wednesday, the City of Industry teen retailer reported net income of $3.8 million (9 cents a share), compared with a net loss of $7.7 million (-17 cents) in the same period a year earlier. Sales rose more than 6 percent to nearly $172 million, with comparable store sales up 7.5 percent.
Analysts on average had expected net income of 8 cents a share, with about $100,000 more in revenue.
Lions Gate’s post-apocalyptic blockbuster “Hunger Games,” which opened in mid-March, was No. 1 in the domestic box office for four weeks. Hot Topic stores did a brisk business in T-shirts, accessories and CDs based on the film.
“The quarterly results demonstrate the success of our key strategies of returning the Hot Topic brand to its edgy, dark and sexy core, as well as bringing true fashion to the Torrid brand,” said Chief Executive Lisa Harper in a statement.
During the quarter, the company opened one Hot Topic store and 17 Torrid stores and closed five Hot Topic stores and one Torrid store. The company also remodeled or relocated 13 Hot Topic stores and one Torrid store.
At the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2012, the company operated 624 Hot Topic stores and 164 Torrid stores compared to 642 Hot Topic stores and 151 Torrid stores at the end of first quarter of fiscal 2011.
Shares earlier closed down 1 cent, or less than 1 percent, to $9.88 on the Nasdaq.

Hunger Games Trading Cards – Get Yours Now

The Hunger Games trading cards are already available. You can find them at Amazon and Hot Topic. Each Box contains 24 packs with 6 cards per pack.


NECA The Hunger Games Movie Trading Cards 5 Packs Booster (you will get 5 Packs with 6 cards in each pack)


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The Hunger Games Movie Trading Card Set

The Hunger Games Trading Card – #43 – Tributes

The Hunger Games Trading Card – #9 – Cato


The Hunger Games Trading Card – #8 – Caesar Flickerman

The Hunger Games Trading Card – #3 – Peeta Mellark

The Hunger Games Trading Card – #4 – Gale Hawthorne

The Hunger Games Trading Card – #29 – Katniss & Gale

The Hunger Games Trading Card – #38 – Foxface

The Hunger Games Trading Card – #60 – Peeta Mellark

The Hunger Games Trading Card – #2 – Katniss Everdeen

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Hunger Games Movie Tshirts from Hot Topic

If you really love the promotional pics rolled out by Lionsgate for the Hunger Games movie then I’m pretty sure you will love these tshirts created by Hot Topic. They are really cool. You can visit the product link and select the size you want. Check them out below:

The Hunger Games Flaming Mockingjay Girls T-Shirt


The Hunger Games Flaming Mockingjay Slim-Fit T-Shirt


The Hunger Games District 12 T-Shirt 2XL Pre-Order


The Hunger Games District 12 Tributes Girls T-Shirt Plus Size 3XL Pre-Order


The Hunger Games Gale Girls T-Shirt Plus Size 3XL Pre-Order


The Hunger Games Gale T-Shirt 2XL Pre-Order


The Hunger Games Katniss District 12 Girls T-Shirt Plus Size 3XL Pre-Order


The Hunger Games Katniss T-Shirt 2XL Pre-Order


The Hunger Games Peeta Girls T-Shirt Plus Size 3XL Pre-Order


The Hunger Games Peeta T-Shirt 2XL Pre-Order


The Hunger Games Girl On Fire Girls T-Shirt Pre-Order


The Hunger Games Haymitch Girls T-Shirt Plus Size 3XL Pre-Order


The Hunger Games Rue Girls T-Shirt Plus Size 3XL Pre-Order


The Hunger Games Stadium T-Shirt 2XL Pre-Order


The Hunger Games World Will Be Watching Girls T-Shirt Plus Size 3XL Pre-Order


The Hunger Games District 12 Logo Girls Tank Top Pre-Order


The Hunger Games Mockingjay Scoop Neck Tee Pre-Order


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The Hunger Games Mockingjay Girls Youth T-shirt



The Hunger Games Mockingjay on Fire Juniors T-Shirt



The Hunger Games Katniss Girl On Fire Juniors T-Shirt



The Hunger Games Gold Peeta Juniors T-Shirt@@@



The Hunger Games District 12 Juniors T-Shirt



The Hunger Games Cato Adult T-Shirt



The Hunger Games Peeta Adult T-Shirt



The Hunger Games Rue Juniors T-Shirt



The Hunger Games Gale Juniors T-Shirt



The Hunger Games Katniss Everdeen District 12 T-Shirt



The Hunger Games Peeta Juniors T-Shirt



The Hunger Games Gale Adult T-Shirt