The Hunger Games seems to have succeeded in its plucky, guerrilla marketing campaign comprised of mall tours, magazine covers, months of casting and production announcements, and being based on a bestselling young-adult book series, as Fandango reports that the film has already sold out more than 2,000 showtimes this weekend, accounting for 92 percent of the site’s daily ticket sales. Say pally, does that report also come with a milestone that requires a significant qualifier for all that moolah? Indeed it does, my rhetorical, sarcastic, apparently 1930s-era friend: The Hunger Games has now sold more advance tickets than any non-sequel ever, and it’s due to knock one or more of the Harry Potter or Twilight films from their perch on the Top 5 Advance Ticket-Sellers list by Thursday, officially entering the pantheon of those blockbuster franchises before its first chapter is even released. Basically what this means is, if you were planning on seeing The Hunger Games this weekend and you don’t have your tickets already, you should probably start hunting and killing the people who do.*
*Intended for thematically appropriate entertainment purposes only. Please do not kill people and then blame The A.V. Club.