By Julia Boorstin , CNBC Correspondent NEW YORK ( CNBC) -- Children's Book Publisher Scholastic ( SCHL) raised its profit forecast for the year on sales of 'The Hunger Games' which have spiked ahead of the first 'Hunger Games' movie, which opens a week from Friday. The stock soared as much as 25% higher this morning to a nine-year high, though they've pulled back since then. The coming 'Hunger Games' movie from Lionsgate ( LGF) has been driving interest in the book trilogy by Suzanne Collins, brining it from 'young adult' into the mainstream. Sales of the book peaked in the quarter, and could continue to benefit from attention to the film, which is getting good buzz. Scholastic raised its 2012 projections to revenue of about $2 billion on earnings from continuing operations to $2.50 to $2.90 (up from a forecast of a $1.75 to $2.10 range).
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