Phil points to this post by Brett Keller and writes:
I [Phil] haven’t seen Hunger Games or read the book(s?).
It’s sort of nice that people do this kind of thing but might be even nicer if they dedicated this sort of amateur data analysis to real-world problems.
I dunno. I think it’s always good to get practice. Analyzing a book/movie is like doing sports statistics; it can keep you in shape.