Saturday, December 14, 2019

CATCHING FIRE BREAKS THANKSGIVING WEEKEND RECORD

December 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire gobbled up an estimated $74.5 million in ticket sales over the three-day weekend following Thanksgiving and $110.2 million over the five-day holiday period, according to estimates by studio Lionsgate. That put its domestic gross after just ten days to nearly $300 million. It has earned almost that amount overseas as […]

AN END OF HUNGER WON’T COME UNTIL 2015

July 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Suzanne Collins’s Hunger Games adventure books may only have been a trilogy (The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay) But producers of the movies said today (Tuesday) that they’re turning the series into a quadrilogy by breaking the final book, Mockingjay, into two parts. While no sequel is planned for this year, Lionsgate has set […]

LIONSGATE: HUNGRY NO MORE

April 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Hunger Games has proved to be a bigger feast for Lionsgate than anyone had expected. While many analysts had predicted that the film would turn out to be a solid hit for the so-called minimajor, no one had imaged that after three weekends its total would reach $460 million worldwide, heading for the half-billion […]

ABC FAMILY GOBBLES UP THE HUNGER GAMES

March 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

One day after debuting in theaters with a stunning gross of $155 million domestically, Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games and its upcoming sequel Catching Fire were picked up by the ABC Family Channel for what is likely a record price by a basic cable outlet. While terms of the deal were not disclosed, typically first-time rights […]