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HUNGER GAMES SEQUEL: HOW BIG WILL ITS BOX OFFICE BE?

November 22, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Forget Superman, Iron Man, the Wolverine and Thor. This weekend’s superhero is a woman, Katniss Everdeen, and she is likely to outdo them all. Indeed, some box-office prognosticators are predicting that The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, starring Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss, could earn as much as $180 million before the weekend is over, although the general consensus is $150-170 million. The original Hunger Games in 2012 opened with $152 million before going on to earn $408 million domestically. Only one other new release has the chutzpah to go up against it this weekend, Disney’s Delivery Man, starring Vince Vaughn. Disney doesn’t have much of an investment tied into it. The movie reportedly cost just $22 million to produce and is expected to open with around $14 million.