Jennifer Lawrence & Josh Hutcherson Visit Barnes & Noble

By Maryann Yin Comment

Promoting The Hunger Games adaptation, actors Jennifer Lawrence and  Josh Hutcherson (pictured) visited New York City’s Barnes & Noble Union Square.

Fans camped out 24-hours before the event, vying for special bracelets that allowed them to get autographs from the stars.

The Hunger Games movie has already sold more than one million pre-sale tickets. According to Deadline, the movie could bring in as much as $125 million at the box office during its opening weekend.

The film’s soundtrack is also drawing in the fans. In a separate article, Deadline reports that since going on sale at midnight yesterday, “[the album is] already #4 on the iTunes bestselling albums list, #5 on Amazon’s bestselling albums list, and #1 on Amazon’s bestselling soundtrack list.”

Grammy Award-winning rocker Sting recorded “Lullaby,” a song originally sung by Katniss Everdeen in the book.  This bonus track is included as a downloadable MP3 for fans who purchase the companion album, “The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 And Beyond.”

Director Gary Ross felt a lot of pressure to remain faithful to Suzanne Collins‘ beloved literary work. In an interview with The Huffington Post, Ross reveaed that he added two new scenes to the movie. However, he enlisted Collins as a writing partner for the scenes. What do you think?