The Hunger Games Budget Set at $60 Million

By Maryann Yin Comment

book 1 collins.JPGThe first Hunger Games‘ film adaptation will have a budget of $60 million. The question now becomes: ‘Is that enough?’

Shelf-Life observed that the first Twilight movie cost $37 million to produce. They noted that most of the book is set in the Hunger Games arena–which is primarily forest and won’t require a huge special effects budget. Shelf Life decided:  “So basically, we’re looking at a movie that’s 75% The New World, 15% October Sky, and a mere 10% Blade Runner. $60 million sounds about right!”

What do you think? Below, we’ve listed the budgets for other literary adaptations of children’s book series to compare and contrast.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: $22 million
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: $180 million
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole: $80 million
Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events: $140 million
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief: $95 million
The Golden Compass: $180 million
Eragon: $100 million
Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone: $125 million
Angus, Thongs, & Perfect Snogging: $1.5 million (£929,246)
The Princess Diaries: $37 million