The publishers of The Hunger Games trilogy, Scholastic, has announced that since the release of the movie, new readers have continued to discover the books, while others have been picking up the sequels to find out what happens next.
As of today, Scholastic has more than 50 million copies of the original three books in The Hunger Games trilogy in print and digital formats in the U.S. (more than 23 million copies of The Hunger Games; more than 14 million copies of Catching Fire; and more than 13 million copies of Mockingjay).
According to Scholastic’s President, Ellie Berger, “readers across the nation are captivated by the rich world and strong characters Suzanne Collins has created.
“It’s thrilling to see teen and adult readers enthralled by the same story and engaged in conversation about these books.”
Here’s some more about the success of The Hunger Games books from MarketWatch
First published in September 2008, The Hunger Games was an instant bestseller, appealing to both teen readers and adults, and has been the recipient of countless awards. The Hunger Games and its sequels, Catching Fire and Mockingjay, occupied the top three spots on the USA Today bestseller list for a total of 14 weeks in 2012, and The Hunger Games trilogy has so far spent 31 consecutive weeks at number one on the New York Times best-sellers list in the Children’s Series category. Foreign publishing rights for The Hunger Games trilogy have been sold into 55 territories in 50 languages to date.