While the reviews for Divergent have been pretty lackluster, there’s little doubt it’s going to be a big hit at the box office. In fact, one major ticket buying site reports that 80% of advance sales are for Divergent’s opening weekend, with 93% of fans wanting to see it opening weekend.
There’s been a lot of hype and expectations for Divergent, which we at TGD have been calling Hunger Games Lite. At least that’s what it looks like to us, although teen dystopia stories are very popular these days, and the book was a big hit with young adults.
While we’re not eager about the upcoming movie Divergent, which we like to call “Hunger Games Lite” here at TGD, there is a big fan base for the books, and according to reports, there’s a huge groundswell of people looking forward to seeing it at the movies.
We just reported that according to a poll on Fandango, the ticket buying site, that Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 will be the most anticipated movie of the year. But this isn’t the only movie poll driven by fans, and now another firm has compiled a list of most anticipated movies according to social media volume.
Whenever rebooting a property, Hollywood likes to go “dark.” Batman went much darker when Christopher Nolan came aboard. But some properties you have a hard time imagining going dark. Like Super Mario Brothers for example…
In 2017, Avatar Land will open at Disney, not to mention there may also be Star Wars rides coming to the Magic Kingdom as well. (This is pretty much be a given considering Lucas sold the franchise to Disney._ But would you be interested in taking your kids to a Hunger Games theme park?
In the wake of The Hunger Games, dystopia is the hot new thing in Young Adult novels. At least we’re not suffering through pseudo vampires anymore, right? Divergent is the latest YA novel that’s become popular in the wake of The Hunger Games, and the movie version is coming on March 20, 2014 with Shailene Woodley.
The next installment of The Hunger Games is of course going to make big money at the box office. How big? What are the box office pundits predicting? Try $950 million world-wide.