According to Comicbook.com (via Thenumbers.com), there were already 5,377,765 The Hunger Games DVD units sold, which makes for $93,211,176 in sales revenue.
At 5,377,765 DVD unit sold, The Hunger Games passed by The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1, which sits in the #2 spot with 5,223,078 DVD units sold. The Hunger Games DVD was released on August 18, 2012, while The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 DVD was released on February 11, 2012.
For the second time, The Hunger Games DVD reign over other DVD/Blu-ray releases in the U.S. According to LA Times,
Top 10 DVD and Blu-ray sales
1. “The Hunger Games” (Lionsgate). Week 2.
2. “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” (Universal). Week 3.
3. “The Dictator” (Paramount). Week 1.
4. “NCIS: The Ninth Season” (Paramount). Week 1.
5. “Dexter: The Sixth Season” (Paramount/Showtime). Week 2.
6. “Pocahontas/Pocahontas II” (Disney). Week 1.
7. “The Rescuers/The Rescuers Down Under” (Disney). Week 1.
8. “The Aristocats” (Disney). Week 1.
9. “House: Season 8″ (Universal) Week 1.
10. “Glee: The Complete Third Season” (Fox). Week 2.
Top 10 DVD and Blu-ray rentals
1. “The Hunger Games” (Lionsgate). Week 2.
2. “The Dictator” (Paramount). Week 1.
3. “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” (Universal). Week 3.
4. “Bernie” (Millinnium Media Services). Week 1.
5. “Lockout” (Sony). Week 6.
6. ”Freelancers” (Lionsgate). Week 1.
7. “American Reunion” (Universal). Week 7.
8. “Dexter: The Sixth Season” (Paramount). Week 2
9. “21 Jump Street” (Sony). Week 9.
10. “Silent House” (Universal). Week 5.
If you wanted to grab a copy of The Hunger Games, you can always visit a local store or buy it online (be sure the store is legit like Amazon or Target).Hurry up before supplies last!
Here’s a list from Mockingjay.net on Walmart’s Hunger Games DVD release parties.
District Parties featuring special giveaways, movie trivia and the opportunity to win exclusive The Hunger Games prizes
Fans who purchase the DVD at midnight will receive a special pack of collectible The Hunger Games trading cards, while supplies last. A select number of random packs will include an autographed card from one of the cast members.
Customers who prefer to pre-order The Hunger Games 2-disc Blu-ray or DVD online at Walmart.com prior to the movie’s release on August 18 will have a chance to win a trip to Los Angeles to attend The Hunger Games: Catching Fire premiere or other exclusive prizes.
In select stores, fans will have the opportunity to meet the following cast members:
TBD in Dallas, TX (1521 N Cockrell Hill Rd, Dallas, TX)
TBD in Miami, FL (1425 NE 163rd St, North Miami Beach, FL)
TBD in Phoenix, AZ (1825 W Bell Rd, Phoenix, AR)
TBD in Santa Clarita, CA (26471 Carl Boyer Dr, Santa Clarita, CA)
Atlanta, GA, TBD (2795 Chastain Meadows Pkwy. Marietta, GA)
On the other hand, Blockbuster will also host another HG DVD release party.
SheKnows has recently interviewed Willow Shields, the actress from New Mexico who plays Prim in The Hunger Games, about her role and fashion. Here’s an excerpt from the interview.
SheKnows: The Hunger Games has turned into such a huge phenomenon! Were you a fan of the series before you auditioned for the role or Primrose Everdeen?
Willow Shields: I was actually just starting the books when I got the role. I was in the middle of reading the first book when I got the audition, so I was becoming a big fan and I was really excited about getting an audition for a role that I’d read about in a book!
SheKnows: This was such an amazing breakout role for you. Looking back on the experience, what was your favorite part of working on The Hunger Games?
Shields: My favorite memory was probably just hanging out with Jennifer [Lawrence] and acting with her because one minute we were really serious and crying in one scene and then the next minute we’d be laughing and playing jokes on each other.
SheKnows: That sounds so fun! So would you say Jennifer was like a big sister for you on set?
Shields: Definitely. She’s so nice and such an incredible actress and we really bonded on set, so we definitely basically became sisters on set.
SheKnows: The Hunger Games on DVD comes out this weekend, and we’re super excited! Can you tell us what’s next for your character in the next movie, Catching Fire? [SPOILER ALERT!]
Shields: Prim kind of starts to grow up in Catching Fire and she has a little bit of a bigger role. Prim is just devastated when she finds out that Katniss has to go back into the Games so I think it’s a really interesting time for Prim… I think it’s going to be interesting to have to play a role like that.
SheKnows: Who was your most fashionable cast mate for The Hunger Games?
Shields: I thought Amandla [Stenberg] had awesome style, especially for her age — I think she was only 12 when she started shooting. I remember every day I’d see her she’d have a different hat on and these cute outfits.
For the full interview, click here.