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- The Hunger Games made a killing at the box office, taking in $152.5 million, making it the third best opening weekend of all time, as well as the best for a non-sequel. This indicates that this will be a huge franchise for years to come and that audiences are into a strong heroine who isn’t sexualized.
- UPDATE: We blogged at the beginning of the month about the MPAA’s refusal to rate the documentary Bully lower than an R for using the F-word. Well, studio head Harvey Weinstein and director Lee Hirsch have decided to release the doc unrated. This refusal to operate within the MPAA system might mean that more will see it without being turned off by the R, or that no one will see it because unrated films can be treated more harshly than NC-17 rated films. Hopefully for Hirsch and Weinstein, the intended audience will be able to see the documentary.
- And for fun, a random, very recently released trailer for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, not to be confused with the Spielberg-directed Lincoln also due out this year. AL: VH is a very self-explanatory, very history revisionist movie based on a New York Times bestselling novel and will be released June 22.
Did you like The Hunger Games? What do you think about the MPAA’s rating of Bully? Do you think Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter looks ridiculously awesome or ridiculously stupid?