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He’ll receive the tribute at the upcoming annual convention of theater owners in Las Vegas.
Josh Hutcherson — star of box office monster The Hunger Games — will receive CinemaCon’s Breathrough Peformer of the Year award.
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CinemaCon, the annual convention of exhibitors that’s hosted by the National Association of Theater Owners, runs April 23-26 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
From budgets and salaries, to the accident that sent star Jennifer Lawrence to the hospital, the new issue of The Hollywood Reporter features director Gary Ross and never-revealed details about the fast-approaching pop culture phenomenon, in theaters March 23.
The first of four films of Suzanne Collins’ massively popular three-book series The Hunger Games, about two dozen children randomly chosen to compete for survival, opens March 23 on more than 4,000 screens across the country (as with Twilight and Harry Potter, the final book will be split into two films). The film’s reception could determine whether its stars — Jennifer Lawrence, 21; Josh Hutcherson, 19; and Liam Hemsworth, 22 — ascend to Kristen Stewart-Robert Pattinson-Taylor Lautner superstardom and fill the gap opening as Twilight heads toward its final chapter.
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island premiere will be taking place on Thursday, February 2nd, at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood, and celebrity arrivals start at 6:00pm. If you live in the L.A. area, please come out and show your support to Josh & the entire cast by being there as they arrive!!!
Josh Hutcherson Is One To Watch In 2012
‘I’m excited for ‘The Hunger Games’ to come out and see how that does and hopefully get started on the second one,’ up-and-comer tells us.
It’s no secret that we’ve been keeping close tabs on soon-to-be superstar Josh Hutcherson. After his noteworthy performance in critical darling “The Kids Are All Right” last year, followed by his casting in the coveted role of Peeta Mellark in “The Hunger Games,” we are very interested in what Hutcherson is up to these days.
2012 is poised to be Hutcherson’s biggest year yet, beginning with “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” co-starring Vanessa Hudgens and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. “Journey 2″ opens in theaters February 10, and less than a month later we’ll welcome the release of “The Hunger Games.”
A Fandango poll predicts that Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Mackenzie Foy and Brooklyn Decker are some of the actors who will become major celebrities this year.
The biggest “breakout” stars of 2012 will be Josh Hutcherson and 11-year-old Mackenzie Foy, if the users of Fandango have anything to say about it.
The online ticketing service surveyed 1,000 visitors to its site, and Hutcherson, who will appear in The Hunger Games this year, was tops among males while Foy, of the upcoming The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, beat out all other females.