CHITTENANGO, NY (WSYR-TV) - “The Hunger Games,” the nation's number one movie in theaters right now, has kids lining up at some local archery ranges. That is because the movie features a 16-year-old girl with a powerful and concise bow and arrow shot.
Main character Catnis Everdeen can shoot an apple out of a pig's mouth on a dinner table.
But the protagonist of “The Hunger Games” may have nothing on the Mosack brothers from Chittenango.
The brothers picked up their bow and arrows when Orlando Bloom was the archer in the movie “The Lord of the Rings.”
Now, the owners of Full Draw Archery and More are seeing another wave of movie-inspired interest.
“The movies definitely kind of show people a new light of it where it's not just a hunting sport. It can be very recreational, very entertaining. Just something different to do,” said Denette Sardella of Full Draw Archery.
This time, Katniss Evergreen, played by Jennifer Lawrence, is inspiring a new breed of archers.
“I think it definitely shows one the empowerment that women can do this sport as well,” said Sardella.
Movie-goers exiting the “Hunger Games” agreed the archery was impressive.
“I actually heard a couple of people say that too. They're like oh, I should take up archery now,” said Mabyn Duke.
“It sounds like something I would do,” said Mackenzie Sadler. “I've actually done it before and it was really fun.”
The Mosack brothers said that spark in interest is all it takes.
“It's just so fun. Unique. None of my friends do it so it's always cool. They like to see it,” said Andrew Mosack.
"The Hunger Games" held on to the top spot at the box office for the second straight weekend, earning a total of $251 million after only ten days of being in theaters.