Some theaters in the D.C. area are devoting multiple screens to “The Hunger Games” when it opens at 12:01 a.m. Friday, and some of those showings are already sold out, including at the Georgetown AMC Loews.
Nationwide, advance ticket sales for the movie have broken records. Online movie ticket sales company Fandango reported Tuesday that more than 2,000 showings nationwide are sold out. Pre-sales are bigger than that of the first “Twilight” film.
The official movie trailer on YouTube has gotten more than 8.3 million views (see it at right).
Movie studio executives are predicting the movie could rake in upwards of $85 million in its first weekend, The Huffington Post reported.
In D.C. as of 11 a.m. Wednesday:
- Georgetown AMC Loews is sold out of all three screens for the 12:01 a.m. showing, but added one additional showing at 3:15 a.m.
- The Uptown in Cleveland Park still lists tickets online for the 12:01 a.m. showing.
In Northern Virginia as of 9 a.m. Wednesday:
- AMC 22 Hoffman Center (Eisenhower Ave.) in Alexandria: Tickets are still available for all nine midnight showings, plus tickets are available for the IMAX experience showing.
- Regal Potomac Yard Stadium 16 in Alexandria: One of three showings is sold out.
The movie, based on books by Suzanne Collins, is about teenagers in a post-apocalyptic world who are forced to fight to the death for the entertainment of the ruling class.
Patch will have a review of “The Hunger Games” Thursday and will cover opening-night activities.