The results are in and The Hunger Games has scored a record $19.7 million from midnight screenings. On Thursday, theaters across the country prepared for the floods of fans that would be lining up for the premiere of the popular franchise. Sure enough, fans dressed as the film's characters showed up in droves. For this reason the film has already grossed $19.7 million at the box office (the highest box office intake for a non-sequel during a midnight screening). It's clear that the film is going to be a worldwide smash! It's not a stretch to assume that sequels will be green-lit shortly. 

Based on the book by Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games tells the story of Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) who must compete in a televised fight to the death. Talk about a high stakes game! Katniss is fierce and ruthless. Many young women feel that she is a rare positive example for them. The phenomenon has been generating Twilight like hype since production was announced. Over the last year, the hot young cast has been featured on the cover of several magazines. Here's a look at some of the best!

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