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Hunger Games tops Twilight in buzz poll

2011-12-29 09:59
 
Hunger Games

Los Angeles - Is The Twilight Saga beginning to lose its grip on movie fans?

The latest instalment of the vampire romance finished second to Harry Potter in a best of the year poll for MTV's Nextmovie.com, and trailed The Hunger Games as the most anticipated movie of 2012.

What's more, Twilight stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson - whose characters Bella and Edward finally wed in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 - lost out as best on-screen couple to Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, who played Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.

Futuristic thriller

According to the poll released on Wednesday, 51% of the votes cast for the movie fans are most looking forward to in 2012 went to upcoming The Hunger Games - based on the futuristic young adult thriller novels of the same name.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 - the forthcoming final film based on the best-selling novels by Stephenie Meyer - won 45% of votes.

Deathly Hallows Part 2 which concluded the Harry Potter movie franchise this summer, won the title for best 2011 movie with 52% of votes ahead of Breaking Dawn Part 1 with 48%.

The Twilight and Harry Potter films have been two of Hollywood's most lucrative franchises of the past few years.

But The Hunger Games, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson as teens fighting to the death in a bleak vision of North America, is creating strong buzz ahead of its release on March 23 2012.

Nextmovie.com said the poll received more than 982 000 votes.

- Reuters

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