Hunger Games Midnight Release Lines More Fun with an iPod Touch, Now up to 10% off at MacMall.com

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CouponBuzz.com attended the midnight release of the Hunger Games and found a scenario very familiar to Harry Potter and Twilight movie fans; hundreds of teens and pre-teens thronging theatre lobbies, queuing in impossibly long lines and participating in a type of group hysteria that perhaps found its best moniker in the phrase "Twi-hard." The long lines and anxious fans, while missing the capes and fangs seen at other premieres of best-selling Young Adult (YA) novels, all seemed to have one thing in common-some type of mobile device.

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CouponBuzz.com attended the midnight release of the Hunger Games and found a scenario very familiar to Harry Potter and Twilight movie fans; hundreds of teens and pre-teens thronging theatre lobbies, queuing in impossibly long lines and participating in a type of group hysteria that perhaps found its best moniker in the phrase "Twi-hard." The long lines and anxious fans, while missing the capes and fangs seen at other premieres of best-selling Young Adult (YA) novels, all seemed to have one thing in common-some type of mobile device.

The new iPod touch seemed to be especially popular, its owners using the back camera to snap photos, and utilizing the internet connection to stream Hunger Games film previews and cast interviews. The iPod Touch’s Face-Time feature was also hard at work, connecting fans in one movie theatre to a different theatre across town, or across the country, as they fanned the flames of anticipation. Without a doubt, the iPod Touch was the go-to gadget for midnight movie-goers. For those Hunger Games fans planning to wait until Saturday or Sunday to brave the long lines, CouponBuzz.com is featuring a coupon for up to 10% off MacMall coupon with 1-day shipping for the Ipod Touch.

The success of the Harry Potter films was perhaps predictable, due to a well-established international appeal that was still growing exponentially 4 books and 4 years into the series. In contrast, the massive success and fan hysteria of the Twilight film franchise came as a bit of a shock to the movie industry, as the then 3-book series was something of a dark horse. However, the billion dollar success of the Twilight films, following closely upon the success of the Harry Potter films, was a strong wake-up call to the film industry. The immense marketing appeal and power a best-selling YA fiction book-series-turned-movie could generate was now obvious, and the competition for movie rights to the Hunger Games was stiff. Author Suzanne Collins eventually sold the rights to Lionsgate, and while the numbers have not been released, it’s safe to assume she negotiated an impressive deal, including oversight and involvement in the film’s script.

“Some of my friends have had tickets to the Hunger Games for ages,” said Justin Bowen, head of marketing at CouponBuzz.com. “They are all incredibly excited about it, and most of them are more than willing to pull out their iPod Touch and show me the trailer. It’s amazing how accessible mobile devices can make all types of media. The 10% off coupon for the iPod Touch we are currently running for MacMall.com is a perfect way to get in on all the action.”

Perhaps since the film lacked the easy-costuming mimicry of pale vampirism or pointy-hatted wizardry, the Hunger Games premiere felt a little less like a costume parade than its comparable blockbusters, Harry Potter and Twilight. Like these other two blockbusters however, its fans are passionate, and excited. The scene at the midnight premiere of the Hunger Games did have a slightly higher male to female ratio, perhaps because of the promised gore implicit in the film’s premise of gladiator-style games in a dystopian future America. In addition, the crowd boasted a respectable number of full-grown adults out to enjoy the film premiere of one of best-selling (2.9 million copies in print) Young Adult fiction series to hit the shelves - post Potter and Edward, that is.

For internet shoppers intent on taking the full Hunger Games experience mobile with them wherever they go, an iPod Touch is one of the best accessory choices to make. Which is why CouponBuzz.com is featuring the up to 10% off MacMall coupon for the iPod Touch at the very top of their webpage dedicated to MacMall.com special offers, http://couponbuzz.com/macmall-coupons.html.

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