Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Sunday, May 06, 2012
China Clears ‘Hunger Games’
Chen Guangcheng may be on his way out of China, but Katniss Everdeen can’t wait to get in. The heroine of Suzanne Collins’s Hunger Games young-adult trilogy will be making her way to screens in China after Lions Gate Entertainment got approval to show the film in the country.
The movie has netted $603.5 million worldwide so far, a number that will grow, Lions Gates CEO Jon Feltheimer told reporters, as international awareness of the series grows. In recent years, China has become less restrictive about showing Western films and has become a major market for box-office sales, ranking third behind the United States and Japan in tickets sold.