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Both movies are based on popular teen novels - Twilight from Stephenie Meyer and Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games - and feature prominent love triangles between the central characters.
Speaking to Digital Spy, Hutcherson distanced The Hunger Games from its supposed teen blockbuster rival.
"I think it's unfair because it gives really big expectations for what we're supposed to do at the box office. Those movies are ridiculously successful," he explained.
"In Twilight it's about vampires and werewolves, in our world it's a futuristic world that's very realistic. It's about survival and giving power to the people."
Hutcherson confirmed that director Gary Ross is keeping the movie version close to the source material, which centres on teen fighter Katniss Everdeen as she competes in the televised Hunger Games tournament.
"Everyone's biggest goal was to do a true adaptation of the book and we definitely did that," he said.
The Hunger Games opens in cinemas this March. Hutcherson's latest blockbuster Journey 2: The Mysterious Island debuts on February 3.
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Additional reporting by Chris Allen