The “Girl on Fire” set the box office ablaze over the weekend as the Jennifer Lawrence-led ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ burned up and estimated $161 million in domestic ticket sales. It surpassed the opening-weekend number for the original ‘Hunger Games’ film, but fell a bit short of the ‘Iron Man 3’ opening number, which still stands as the highest opening of 2013.
The future of the ‘Hunger Games’ series isn’t in doubt. Long before ‘Catching Fire’ opened, Lionsgate already set the wheels in motion for an adaptation of ‘Mockingjay,’ the third and final book in Suzanne Collins’ YA literary series, to be split into two parts. And since large chunks of filming on ‘Mockingjay’ have been completed, we know a good deal about the upcoming sequel. Such as …
Jennifer Lawrence has a busy schedule. 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' hasn't even hit theaters yet, and she's already busy filming the third installment, 'Mockingjay, Part 1,' in Atlanta and will presumably go right into production on 'Part 2' shortly after. Photos from the set have already leaked out, so take your first glimpse at the third chapter in the film series.
When she's not trying to manipulate her bastard fiancee, King Joffrey, or stay out of Cersei's way, 'Game of Thrones' actress Natalie Dormer (aka Margaery Tyrell) is busy landing big-screen gigs. The latest additions to her resume are biggies -- 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' and 'Part 2.'
While we wait patiently for the much-anticipated 'Catching Fire' panel at Comic-Con 2013, we've got an update on the third and fourth installments of 'The Hunger Games' movies -- 'Carrie''s mom, Julianne Moore, is being eyed to join the cast.
It looks like we're getting a jump on that 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' news before 'Catching Fire' has even been completed. Director Francis Lawrence, who is currently hard at work on the second entry, has just been hired to helm 'Mockingjay.'
They've barely begun filming 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' and we're already reporting 'Mockingjay' news! It looks like the two-part finale in the trilogy might be getting a little pedigree boost from Emmy-winning writer Danny Strong, who scripted the upcoming HBO flick 'Game Change.'
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