MOCKINGJAY Sells 450,000 Copies in One Week

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Scholastic has announced that they sold more than 450,000 copies (hardcover and ebook) of Suzanne Collins’ Mockingjay, the final book in The Hunger Games trilogy, in its first week on sale. It debuted at number one on both the USA Today and NY Times bestseller lists. You can read our spoiler-free review of Mockinjay here or join our spoiler-filled discussion of the book here.

Scholastic also announced that they have gone back to press to print an additional 400,000 copies of Mockingjay. Since the initial printing was 1.2 million, that means there will be a total of 1.6 million copies of Mockingjay in print in the US.

“After months of anticipation, sales for Mockingjay have exceeded all expectations, as has the outpouring from countless teen and adult fans of the trilogy who have been blogging, tweeting, and coming out to meet Suzanne Collins on the first leg of her North American tour,” said Ellie Berger, President of the Scholastic Trade Publishing division, in a press release.

Now that Suzanne Collins has completed the trilogy, it seems that filmmakers are eager to get going on The Hunger Games movie. Deadline is reporting that the script for the movie has been turned in and Lionsgate is looking at Gary Ross, Sam Mendes or David Slade to direct. We’ve been chatting about the rumors that Chloe Moretz and Kristen Stewart are being considered for the role of Katniss, so feel free to join the discussion and tell us how you’d like to see the movie cast.

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