Hours before the doors opened they were lining up.
Fans of "The Hunger Games" stood inside the movie theater in Columbia, waiting to get a good seat.
The midnight showings there sold out, even the more expensive Imax tickets.
Other theaters across the Baltimore area expected to sell out, too.
The trilogy has been become a huge phenomenon.
It's a survival of the fittest storyline where kids fight to their death to win food for their communities.
According to the movie ticket site fandango, nationwide tickets are selling at a rate of 10 tickets per second.
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