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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 went live today as a Digital HD purchase with the physical DVD or Blu-ray and OnDemand editions coming March 6. To whet your appetite, Lionsgate has released two deleted scenes from the blockbuster, which sets the stage for the final installment, coming later this year.
“I’m not asking” features a tense exchange between President Snow and Peeta, highlighting Peeta’s experience as a prisoner of Panem, previously unseen to audiences in Mockingjay: Part 1.
“Face of a revolution” features a humorous scene with Effie and Katniss as she’s prepped (and primped) to become the Mockingjay.
Santa Monica, CA and Vancouver, BC, (January 22, 2015) – Lionsgate’s (NYSE: Lgf) global juggernaut The Hunger Games franchise continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 arriving on Digital HD February 17 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and On Demand Friday, »
- ComicMix Staff
It's hard to stick with this show. The relatability or likability of these characters have little to do with it; plenty of shows star horrible characters that hold our attention week in and week out, mainly because they're either so terrible it comes back around to awe (see: Breaking Bad) or, better, that they give us enough hope for their eventual absolution (see: Dexter). But as the possibility of redemption for these Girls ebbs and flows, I'm reminded of an exchange in Suzanne Collins's Hunger Games Ya series, in which the antagonist, dictator President Snow, explains to his head game-maker how to successfully maintain power.Snow: Why do we have a winner? I mean, if we just wanted to intimidate the districts, why not round up twenty-four of them at random and execute them all at once? It would be a lot faster. Crane: … Snow: Hope. Crane: Hope? Snow: Hope. »
- Devon Maloney
The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Danny Strong and Peter Craig and produced by Nina Jacobson's Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the third in a trilogy written by Suzanne Collins that has over 65 million copies in print in the U.S. alone. Lionsgate presents, a Color Force / Lionsgate production, a Francis Lawrence film. »
This November, Lionsgate will release the fourth and seemingly final film in The Hunger Games series, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2. When it does that, it'll have completed the film adaptations of Suzanne Collins' books, and the studio will also have seemingly come to the end of what's been - by distance - its biggest ever movie franchise.
However, last year, it was rumoured that Lionsgate was hunting for ways to prolong The Hunger Games on the big screen. And thanks to a new call with investors - the modern way to announce such things, it seems - the studio has now confirmed its plans for more The Hunger Games once Mockingjay is done.
May the odds be ever in your favor, Lionsgate.
With the anticipation of the last installment, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 2” may not be the end of the franchise on November 20.
Currently, the three previous movies garnered over $1.1 billion at the box office. So it’s no surprise the studio is looking for more. The last film only earned a respectable $335 million, but the least of the movies thus so far.
The novels were written by Suzanne Collins. Currently, she did not write any prequels or sequels to the trilogy. In 2013, she told the media she has no plans to write a fourth book.
Sounds like Lionsgate wants to change that. And no doubt fans are also hungering for more movies.
Source: Deadline »
- Gig Patta
What do you do when a lucrative franchise is coming to an end? That’s the question plaguing Lionsgate right now, as they face a future in which their Hunger Games franchise no longer plays a part. With the final film, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, coming to theaters this November, Lionsgate is searching for ways to possibly extend this franchise even further than they already have.
According to Deadline (via /Film), Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer is looking into prequel and further sequel ideas for The Hunger Games franchise – that’s despite the fact that there are no further novels in the series by Suzanne Collins. Although he’s not being very specific, it’s perfectly possible for Lionsgate to try to carry on this franchise in the same way that Warner Brothers has been extending the Harry Potter universe. The only question is: how?
A prequel to the »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
In a move that ironically mirrors the vindictive Quarter Quell callbacks, it seems that studio, Lionsgate will not quite be done with The Hunger Games franchise after Katniss Everdeen.s televised revolution is said and done with this fall.s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2. Nope, just like the manipulative President Snow and armed with theme park ambitions, they.ve found a loophole to bring the property back to the box-office arena for more movies with prequels and sequels. .Did you actually think they were going to let things go? According to a report from Deadline, the super-lucrative film franchise, based off Suzanne Collins. trilogy of novels, have huge plans for the future. As Lionsgate CEO, Jon Feltheimer explains, he is: actively looking at some development and thinking about prequel and sequel possibilities. That, is pretty much the extent of the prequel/sequel talk in the report. However, the »
There has already been plenty of controversy over Lionsgate's decision to split the final The Hunger Games novel by Suzanne Collins into a two-part movie finale, with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 set to hit theater this November, following last year's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. While most fans assume this would be the end of the franchise, Deadline reports that Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer is seeking ways to extend their lucrative movie series. Here's what the studio CEO told investors earlier this morning.
"(We are) actively looking at some development and thinking about prequel and sequel possibilities."
It's easy to see why the studio would want to keep this franchise going, since the first three movies, The Hunger Games, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 have earned $1.1 billion at the domestic box office, and $2.2 billion worldwide. No concrete details have »
With the "Hunger Games" films being so successful for Lionsgate, the studio faces an issue it has been able to hold off until now - the franchise's end.
November's "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2" marks the closure of the film adaptations of Suzanne Collins' book series, and there is no substitute waiting in the wings. The closest the studio has is "Divergent," but the first film in that series did only about 40% of the business of the first "The Hunger Games".
A new report however suggests Lionsgate is currently exploring ways to extend the "Hunger Games" franchise though, with CEO Jon Feltheimer telling analysts he's "actively looking at some development and thinking about prequel and sequel possibilities."
The big question is Collins and whether she wants to move forward or is happy with the idea of further films about Panem. Can it be done? Warners is doing it with "Harry Potter, »
- Garth Franklin
IMAX Corporation and Lionsgate, a premier next generation global content leader, today announced that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, the next installment of the global blockbuster Hunger Games franchise, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format and released in IMAX® 3D theaters domestically for the film's November 20th rollout. Said director Francis Lawrence:
"I'm thrilled Mockingjay - Part 2 will be in IMAX theaters. Fans will now have the chance to see the film in any format they want, which is exciting; we recently saw the 3-D version of Mockingjay - Part 1 before its release in China, and the new level of immersion was really fantastic."
The International Film Music Critics Association has revealed nominations for best in movie music from 2014, and prolific composers James Newton Howard ("The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1," "Maleficent") and Alexandre Desplat ("Godzilla," "The Grand Budapest Hotel," "The Imitation Game," "The Monuments Men") led the way with seven and six nominations respectively. Film score of the year contenders include just two Best Original Score Oscar nominees: "The Grand Budapest Hotel" and Hans Zimmer's "Interstellar." "The Imitation Game" and Jóhann Jóhannsson's "Theory of Everything," however, were both nominated in the drama category. "Maleficent" landed the most nominations for a film with four, while DreamWorks Animation's "How to Train Your Dragon 2" picked up three (each of them another if you count composer of the year honors for Howard and John Powell respectively). Check out the full list of nominees below. Winners will be revealed on Feb. 19. And be sure »
- Kristopher Tapley
Jennifer Lawrence made her award show return on Saturday at the 2015 Producers Guild Awards, where she turned heads in a super-sexy ensemble.Donning a cream Prada gown with a plunging neckline and silver embellishments, the "Hunger Games" star stole the spotlight on the red carpet. J.Law was her typically charming self as she presented an award to Jon Feltheimer, CEO of Lionsgate, during the star-studded show. "I normally say no to this kind of thing on the account of my crippling anxiety and the unbreakable bond between woman and couch," she told the crowd. "But I when I heard it was for Feltheimer, I had to say yes because I just assumed that I was contractually obligated. But then when I found out that I wasn't, I had already picked out this dress." "I know what you're thinking, I'm going to totally mess this up ... and you’re right, »
- tooFab Staff
Lionsgate Home Entertainment has officially announced and detailed its upcoming Blu-ray release of director Francis Lawrence’s blockbuster The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, which will arrive on March 6th.
Mockingjay – Part 1 became the highest-grossing domestic release of 2014 when it reached nearly $333.2 million at the domestic box office yesterday. The last two installments of The Hunger Games franchise (Catching Fire and Mockingjay – Part 1) have become the highest-grossing releases at the domestic box office each of the past two years, the first time in decades that a studio has scored back-to-back #1 films of the year and the first time ever for back-to-back sequels. Mockingjay – Part 1 has already grossed more than $700 million worldwide.
The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the »
- Scott J. Davis
Sharpen those arrows as Lionsgate Home Entertainment has staked out a February 17, 2015 release date for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks and Philip Seymour Hoffman on Digital HD. The On Demand and Blu-ray release date flips the calendar into the next month on Friday, March 6.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Blu-ray release date announcement comes only a day removed from the film becoming the top-grossing movie released in 2014. To date the third of four games based on the popular young adult book series by Suzanne Collins has earned $711.9 million at the worldwide box office with $333.2 million of that coming from North America.
For The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 home video debut in high definition, Lionsgate is presenting the film in 1080p video with a Dolby TrueHD Atmos Mix for audio. Digital HD and Blu-ray »
Lionsgate's global juggernaut The Hunger Games franchise continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 arriving on Digital HD February 17 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and On Demand Friday, March 6, the Company announced today. Mockingjay - Part 1 became the highest-grossing domestic release of 2014 when it reached nearly $333.2 million at the domestic box office yesterday. The last two installments of The Hunger Games franchise (Catching Fire and Mockingjay - Part 1) have become the highest-grossing releases at the domestic box office each of the past two years, the first time in decades that a studio has scored back-to-back #1 films of the year and the first time ever for back-to-back sequels. Mockingjay - Part 1, which opens in China on February 8, has already grossed more than $700 million worldwide, bringing global box office for the franchise to over $2.2 billion. Here's »
The third film in Lionsgate’s blockbuster Jennifer Lawrence franchise has grossed $333 million domestically
The Jennifer Lawrence sci-fi adventure has grossed more than $333.2 million since opening on Nov. 21 last year. That surpasses the $331.1 million total of Disney and Marvel’s superhero space romp, which ended 2014 as the box office leader after debuting in August.
This makes it two years in a row that Lionsgate has had the top-grossing movie, even though the haul »
- Todd Cunningham
It’s official: Katniss just kicked Guardians Of The Galaxy‘s butt. Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 hit $333.18M yesterday, seizing the title of highest-grossing film of 2014 away from the Marvel/Disney comic book film which has amassed $333.17M at the domestic box office. Further bolstering Mockingjay‘s title is that its bread wasn’t propped up by 3D or IMAX ticket pricing, the latter of which was the case with The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ($424.7M). (However, sources say that Mockingjay – Part 1 did play about 350 non-imax-brand large-format venues where it grossed $10M).
This is all deja vu. In January 2014, Katniss overtook another Marvel superhero title, Iron Man 3, as 2013’s highest-grossing film. In its seventh week, Hunger Games: Catching Fire clicked past Iron Man 3‘s $409M before finaling its cume at $424.7M. But the records don’t stop there: This is the first time in »
- Anthony D'Alessandro
Jennifer Lawrence has revealed that she would love to do more Hunger Games movies in the future.
The actress said that she is "not happy" about only having a few scenes left to film on the final instalment, which is due out later this year.
During her conversation with Eddie Redmayne for Interview magazine, she said: "I think we're done with the press tour. I've got, like, one more thing to shoot for Hunger Games. We just have one scene to do for the end.
"I'm not happy about it at all. I would totally do [more movies]. And now Liam's doing a movie in Australia for two months. It's the longest that the three of us have ever spent apart."
"If all »
Lionsgate’s Jennifer Lawrence tentpole had been set to open in China in late November but was pulled from release a few days before the scheduled launch. The Chinese site Mtime reported last month that the movie would be released on Feb. 8 but Lionsgate did not confirm that date until Tuesday.
The film will be imported to China by China Film Group and jointly distributed by China Film Group, Huaxia Film Distribution and Lionsgate’s Beijing-based promotional partner Talent International Film Co. Ltd.
As part of the marketing campaign, Lawrence has recorded a special greeting for fans and a new Chinese trailer has already been released.
The debut will mark first of the three “Hunger Games” to be released in 3D in China. “Mockingjay” has already grossed approximately $325 million domestically and approximately $375 million internationally, »
- Dave McNary
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″ has been cleared for release in China, and the Lionsgate blockbuster will open there on February 8 in what should provide a major boost to the film’s bottom line.
See photos: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1′ Premiere Red Carpet Arrivals (Photos)
The film, imported to China by China Film Group and jointly distributed by China Film Group, Huaxia Film Distribution and Lionsgate’s Beijing-based promotional partner Talent International Film Co. Ltd., will debut in over 4,000 theatres across the country. »
- Todd Cunningham
20 items from 2015
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