The internet has already gone to town on the similarities between the Battle Royale novel (and the resulting film) and the Hunger Games. I'm not totally sold on Suzanne Collins having never heard of the Japanese novel when she began work on hers, but it really doesn't matter. No idea exists in a vacuum and expecting creatives to produce entirely unique work is a doomed strategy.
I'm glad the Hunger Games is doing well, though I wonder if it will hold.
Go listen to my friend's insanely relaxed band. That is all.