The Hunger Games starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth rocked the box office by becoming the third highest grossing film in the United States in 2012. And now, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the second installment is hitting the charts again by becoming one of the most anticipated fantasy movies in 2013. The Hunger Games trilogy is written by Suzanne Collins and features the struggle of Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence) and Peeta Mellarck (Hutcherson) as they take part in The Capitol’s cruel Hunger Games. Francis Lawrence, known for the movies I Am Legend and Constantine is going to be taking over as director for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire this year and fans of the book and film are certainly on the edge of their seats anticipating the continuation of Katniss and Peeta’s story after winning The Hunger Games. Check out the latest news for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire below:
“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Revving Up To Be One of 2013’s Most Anticipated Films
The Hunger Games was the third highest-grossing film of 2012 in the U.S. Can the sequel become 2013′s biggest earner? According to the movie ticket website Fandango, Catching Fire is the most anticipated movie of 2013. BTIG analyst Richard Greenfield agrees that Catching Fire could be the biggest film of the year. (You can read his report here, subscription required.) I think Catching Fire is going to be huge in the U.S. but when you take the international box office into account, the film will struggle to be the top grossing of 2013.
The first Hunger Games movie was the only film of the ten highest-grossing at the global box office that earned less overseas than it did in the U.S. Only 40% of The Hunger Games’ $687 million came from outside of the U.S. Compare that to The Avengers, the highest-grossing film of 2012 with $1.5 billion at the global box office. Sixty percent of that film’s gross came from overseas. (The latest Ice Age movie earned the highest percentage of its gross outside of the U.S. with 82%.) Unless Catching Fire suddenly catapults the Hunger Games movies to greater popularity overseas, the film will struggle to top the box office for the year. Instead, look to Iron Man 3. Although the first two films did less than half of their business overseas, the new film is building on the momentum of The Avengers and it was a coproduction with China’s DMG . That means the film has a good chance to be huge in China.
Other movies Fandago users are particularly excited about include the next Hobbit movie (no surprise there), Iron Man 3, the next Star Trek movie and Baz Luhrmann’s 3-D take on The Great Gatsby.”
The original article can be read at Forbes
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is scheduled to be released on November 22nd 2013 in the US. The next couple of months will surely bring more news, interviews, videos and pictures as this sequel comes nearer to its debut. In the meantime, make sure that you stay tuned to get the latest buzz on this upcoming film.
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