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The Hunger Games (2012): Articles


'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire': 2D Box Office Record Truly Broken?

'Catching Fire' box office: To surpass IRON MAN 3 in North America? (image: Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair in 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire') Dec. 1, '13, update: Thanksgiving was celebrated this past week in the United States. Although the American economy remains in a seemingly never-ending rut, Lionsgate has much to be thankful for, financially speaking: on the weekend of November 29-December 1, 2013, Francis Lawrence's $110-130 million-budgeted The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth, added another $74.5 million from 4,163 North American locations according to studio estimates found at Boxofficemojo.com. Even if Lionsgate's estimates are (once again) off by a couple of percentage points, that's a remarkable hold for a sequel. In […]


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'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire': 2D Box Office Record Truly Broken?



'Think Like a Man' Sleeper Hit & 'The Hunger Games' Trailing 'Jurassic Park' & Jesus Movie?

Michael Ealy, Taraji P. Henson, Think Like a Man April 23, '12, update: Think Like a Man, inspired by TV/radio comedian Steve Harvey's bestselling book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, dethroned Gary Ross / Jennifer Lawrence's The Hunger Games at the North American box office this weekend. The Hunger Games, in fact, was down two spots, also trailing the Zac Efron / Taylor Schilling romantic drama The Lucky One, based on Nicholas Sparks' bestselling novel. All three films performed above expectations. According to box office actuals found at Box Office Mojo, Think Like a Man took in a surprisingly strong $33.63 million – about 10 percent above early estimates released as late as Friday night – averaging […]


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'Think Like a Man' Sleeper Hit & 'The Hunger Games' Trailing 'Jurassic Park' & Jesus Movie?



First 'Heroine Movie' in Two Decades to Top Four Weekends

'Heroine movie': Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen and Stanley Tucci as Caesar Flickerman in The Hunger Games April 16 update: The “heroine movie” The Hunger Games has topped the U.S. and Canada box office for the fourth weekend in a row. Starring Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone), the Gary Ross-directed blockbuster scored $21.5 million according to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. The dystopian action-drama was down a relatively modest 35 percent compared to Easter weekend. Prior to The Hunger Games, the most recent movie to achieve the four-weekend-in-a-row feat was James Cameron / Sam Worthington's Avatar in early 2010. In fact, Avatar remained at the top for seven consecutive weekends. The Hunger Games, however, won't get that far. Next […]


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First 'Heroine Movie' in Two Decades to Top Four Weekends