Scholastic has printed more than 36.5 million copies of books in The Hunger Games trilogy in the United States alone. This includes more than 17.5 million copies of The Hunger Games, more than ten million copies of Catching Fire and more than nine million copies of Mockingjay.
The publisher shared the news as the movie version of the Suzanne Collins book made records at the box office. Collins herself praised the films, saying via Facebook, “I feel like the book and the film are individual yet complementary pieces that enhance one another.”
The film, which stars Jennifer Lawrence, Woody Harrelson, and Lenny Kravitz, brought in $155 million in ticket sales opening weekend, which according to The Washington Post, makes it No. 3 on the list of best opening weekend ticket sales (behind only Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 and The Dark Knight). The film’s soundtrack has also topped the Billboard charts.