News surrounding The Hunger Games and its anticipated sequel broke today. First, there's a rumor swirling that Lionsgate would like Robert Pattinson for its Catching Fire -- and wait until you hear whom they'd like him to play! And then, the original gets a release date for DVD. Find out when you can own The Hunger Games on Blu-ray and Digital Download.
Only yesterday did we mention that two new directors had been added to the Catching Fire directing sweepstakes. Sure enough, one of them, I Am Legend director Francis Lawrence has landed the coveted directing gig of The Hunger Games sequel. Do you like the selection of Lawrence as director? Based on his previous work, do you think Lawrence can do a good job?
Two new names have been added to the list of candidates to help Catching Fire. What do you think of these guys?
So far, The Hunger Games has been the box office story of 2012, winning the charts for four consecutive weekends and earning more than $330 million domestically. But a new report on pre-release tracking suggests that Joss Whedon's The Avengers is on pace to blow Gary Ross' blockbuster out of the water when it opens on May 4. Is 2012 about to become a gangbuster race for box office supremacy? And which summer tentpole will climb to the highest heights?
Catching Fire, the second installment in the lucrative Hunger Games series, needs a director now that Gary Ross officially has moved on. A short list of candidates has been published in the L.A. Times, and the choice may surprise you. See who's in the running to continue Katniss Everdeen's adventures on screen.
So many Hunger Games-related stories broke over the weekend, we compiled them all into one handy Hunger Games post. The big news is the potential return of director Gary Ross, who just might helm Catching Fire after all. And are you ready for Katniss Barbie? Click and learn all about it.
The Hunger Games film franchise received a bit of bad news with the revelation that director Gary Ross would be moving on instead of sticking around to helm Catching Fire. So, one of Hollywood's most lucrative film series has a job vacancy. Who should fill it? Movie experts weigh in with their choices. Tell us yours.
It has taken less than two weeks for The Hunger Games to cross the $250 million mark domestically and $373 million worldwide. Director Gary Ross, who co-wrote the first film, never officially signed for a sequel after what is described as a "terrible experience" negotiating the first film. While Ross is looking for a significant pay raise, should Lionsgate sign him or go with another director?
In case you've been living under a giant piece of coal in District 12, you no doubt know by now that The Hunger Games absolutely devoured the weekend box office, snagging roughly $152 million, giving it the third best opening of all time. Now we want to know what you thought about this year's biggest movie so far.
The Hunger Games had a massive opening weekend, but it still couldn't beat Harry Potter. That's not a problem for Jennifer Lawrence, who tells us she's a gigantic Potter "nerd," and she'd totally watch all eight movies if Hollywood decided to remake them.
If you're a Hunger Games fan, you woke up to some awesome news this morning. The film made a killing opening weekend – as many sites predicted – estimating a $155 million at the box office! As a Suzanne Collins' fan myself, I'm absolutely thrilled this book turned movie became the third best opener, trailing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 and The Dark Knight...
Since The Hunger Games is the only major wide release this week, we thought it might be fun to throw it to you folks and see if you can accurately predict how much money the film will make opening weekend. Sound off in our poll and let us know how much you think The Hunger Games will make in its opening weekend.
With a huge number of fans turning up for the midnight opening (to the tune of a record-setting $19.75 million), The Hunger Games is poised to make a box office killing this weekend, with some sites predicting $150 million. Last night, here at Fandango we were selling 12 tickets per second during peak intervals (!) And here are just a few more phenomenal Fandango stats...
At midnight, The Hunger Games hits theaters, and we hope you're just as excited as we are! Today, we're giving away $75 in Fandango Bucks and a $100 promo code for a personalized District T-shirt and other Hunger Games merchandise! Click through for details.
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