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'Hunger Games' Beats 'Twilight: Eclipse' First-Day Ticket Record

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Just in case you hadn't realized yet, this Hunger Games thing is going to be a pretty big deal. It will be in our eyes; it will be in our ears; it will be in our malls; it will on some lady's back as a full-tortso tattoo; when children scream, their voices will carry the name Peeta, as if Peeta is a fucking name; it will be everywhere. Like Twilight before it, it's airborne young-adult feces--particles are probably drifting into your nose and mouth all the time, right now, but you have to just kind of ignore that thought or you'll go crazy futilely trying keep it out. And like Twilight before it, Hunger Games is breaking pre-sales records at the box office, including the records set by The Twilight Saga itself.

Fandango reports the film just had "the biggest first day advance ticketing sales in our company's nearly 12-year history - which is especially impressive for a March release and a non-sequel." Congratulations, Lenny Kravitz. Shhhhh.

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