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Emily Blunt is down to play Captain Marvel. [Screen Crush] Universal released a 20-second Jurassic World teaser, the full-length trailer will premiere during Thursday football on NBC. [E!] Ryan Reynolds is ready for daddy duty. “I’m good with diapers, diarrhea and all that kind of stuff because I have lots of nieces and nephews, so I’ve done it all before,” he says. [E!] Cameron Diaz attempts to spoof Annie on SNL. [Deadline] A French consumer rights group sues Netflix. [THR] Monica Lewinsky won’t change her infamous last name. [Page Six] Woody Harrelson realizes Chris Hemsworth is Liam Hemsworth‘s brother in this video and it’s hilarious. [BuzzFeed] Spotted: Jake Gyllenhaal on the NYC subway. [Naughty Gossip] Kate Middleton plays matchmaker for her brother-in-law Prince Harry. [Naughty Gossip] Idris Elba plans to »
- Taylor Ferber
Woody Harrelson is not one to jump to conclusions about two people who happen to have the same last name. In a Hunger Games press junket interview from last year that's now going viral, Harrelson is shocked when the interviewer informs him that actors Liam Hemsworth and Chris Hemsworth are related. "I honestly never put that together," Harrelson tells the interviewer as his Mockingjay co-star Liam, who is sitting beside him, cracks up. Read more How Long Would You Survive in the Hunger Games? Take THR's Quiz "They have the same last name — of course, I should have thought
- Ryan Gajewski
Chicago – My issue with the “one movie split into two parts” debate isn’t even about money, which is clearly the main reason why we’ve seen blockbuster films do it like the two-part “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” and now the two-part “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay”.
My beef is the resulting two-hour film that doesn’t have nearly enough meat to even make it to the end of part one because it’s unnaturally stretched out. The film even awkwardly ends in a splice that should wrap itself up now without making fans pay again a year from now.
Anyone who has read these best-selling books by Suzanne Collins knows the source material for this film is weak. A instant complaint with this film is that “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay” no longer has, you know, The Hunger Games going on. Sure, there’s a new story to take its place, »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
The latest edition of The Hunger Games franchise predictably dominated ticket sales at Australian cinemas last weekend although the opening was fractionally below the previous edition.
The action thriller starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth accounted for a whopping 68% of the entire national B.O. of $17.4 million which, by sheer co-incidence, was up 68% on the previous weekend, according to Rentrak.
Mature folks who were not interested in either blockbuster turned up to see Maggie Smith and Kevin Kline bicker and banter in My Old Lady, which fetched $380,000 in its second weekend on 94 screens, dropping by 22%, bringing its tally to $1.12 million. »
- Don Groves
The latest installment in the futuristic franchise earned $123 million across 4,151 locations, besting “Transformers’” $100 million debut from last summer. It’s a massive number — only 14 films in history have earned more — but it’s still a low point for the blockbuster series by a significant margin.
Heading into the weekend Lionsgate, the company behind the series, said it expected an opening between $130 million to $150 million, but most analysts pegged a debut of $150 million or more. Lionsgate argued that the projections are difficult to make when dealing with a sequel with this level of expectation and name recognition.
“When you look at the massive number we’re dealing with there »
- Brent Lang
It may be the lowest of the franchise thus far, but The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 has smashed records for 2014 with the biggest opening Friday of the year.
Taking a whopping $55 million across 4,151 screens, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 has eclipsed Transformers: Age of Extinction, which had a Friday total of $41.8 million. With an extra foreign gross, the movie currently sits on $122 million worldwide. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 should take around $125 million over the weekend in the Us alone.
But it’s not all good news for Lionsgate, as despite the good takings, it’s the lowest opening for The Hunger Games series. The original movie opened to $67.3 million while its sequel The Hunger Games: Catching Fire had a Friday opening of $71 million. Experts have theorised that the dip could be due to series fatigue and the fact this is the first part of a two-part movie. »
- Luke Owen
Lionsgate released their new action/drama flick, "Hunger Games 3: Mockingjay Part 1" into theaters this weekend. I just checked it out and thought it was great and extremely entertaining with tons of drama,action and a great storyline. It stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Julianne Moore, Natalie Dormer, Stef Dawson, Evan Ross, Lily Rabe, Patina Miller, Wes Chatham, Elden Henson and Jena Malone. In the new movie, Plutarch Heavensbee and District 13 President Alma Coin eventually convince Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) to join their crew as their Mockingjay leader by agreeing to rescue Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and the other tributes that were captured by the evil Panem capitol and giving them full pardons for any crimes they committed in battle. Meanwhile, President Snow kills anyone who associates themselves with the Mockingjay symbol in any way. Katniss »
When director Francis Lawrence signed on to join "The Hunger Games" franchise, he probably didn't realize what he was getting himself into, what with the pressure, the jokes and the...puppies? HitFix's Katie Hasty sat down with the director to discuss the newest installment "Mockingjay - Part I," its Oscar-winning star, and its musical influences. Lawrence (no relation to Jennifer Lawrence, of course) joined the series on "Catching Fire," after "Hunger Games" director Gary Ross exited, and helped develop the franchise into a serious pop culture juggernaut. Despite working on "Fire," Lawrence still felt some pressure when it came to calling the shots on "Mockingjay," which expands the franchise's world significantly and is noticeably darker than its predecessors. "I felt a different kind of pressure," he explains. "[On 'Catching Fire'], I had to prove myself a little bit as the new guy in the game. It was a relief that it was received well by the fans. »
- Dave Lewis
Chris and Liam Hemsworth share the same last name and bear a strong resemblance to each other. Still, Woody Harrelson went a long time without knowing the Hunger Games heartthrob and People's "Sexiest Man Alive" are brothers. The realization finally came when the Mockingjay - Part 1 costars were promoting their franchise's previous movie, Catching Fire, in November 2013. Check out Liam's hilarious reaction to Woody's confession in the video, above, and then prepare to smile at the cutest moments the Hunger Games cast has shared over the years! »
Katniss is back in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay," and die hard fans have probably already seen the movie twice. Directed by "Catching Fire" vet Francis Lawrence, the new film significantly expands the world of the series, adding new settings (like the fabled District 13) and new characters, while taking star Jennifer Lawrence out of the arena and into a rebellion against the Capitol. How does it stack up against the other films? Is it Jennifer Lawrence's best "Hunger Games" yet? Did "Mockingjay" really need to be two separate movies? And how do franchise newcomers Julianne Moore and Natalie Dormer fit in with returning players Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Donald Sutherland, Jeffrey Wright and Philip Seymour Hoffman? Check out the Best and Worst of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I" below. Do you agree with our opinions? What did we get wrong? »
- Gregory Ellwood, Katie Hasty, Josh Lasser, Dave Lewis, Drew McWeeny
This has been a somewhat disappointing year at the box office as the numbers continue to sag throughout the end of 2014. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 opened this weekend, and it opened big, taking in $55 million. This is 2014's best friday haul thus far, but when compared to previous films in the franchise, this penultimate chapter in Katniss Everdeen's saga is being considered a disappointment.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 didn't manage to surpass, or even live up to, the numbers earned by The Hunger Games in 2012 or The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in 2013. It did, however, manage to stomp on Transformers: Age of Extinction and its 2014 opening day record of $41.8 million, which the sequel earned back in July. $17 million of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1's $55 million Friday earnings came from Thursday preview screenings.
In comparison, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire brought in $70.9 million on its first Friday, »
"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay" isn't quite keeping the first two films in the series at the box office, but is nonetheless on its way to a massive opening weekend. Powered by Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, "Mockingjay" soared to $55 million on Friday, making it the biggest Friday opening of the year. "Transformers: Age of Extinction" earned $41.9 million on its first Friday. "Mockingjay" will likely earn around $130 million for the weekend, again topping "Age of Extinction's" $100 million weekend debut. However, "Mockingjay" is doing much slower business that last year's "Catching Fire," which opened to a staggering $158.1 million last year, as well as the first "Hunger Games," which bowed to $152 million in 2012. The first film went on to gross a huge $408 million domestically, while "Catching Fire" topped it with $424 million. The threequel -- the first part of the two-part finale -- will have to make up some ground next week »
- Dave Lewis
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1” soared to the largest opening day of the year with $55 million on Friday at the U.S. box office. The third installment in the Lionsgate franchise is on its way to north of $130 million this weekend, which would be the best debut of 2014.
Despite the strong showing, the pic is far behind the first two movies, grossing over 20% less than its predecessors. Early U.S. box office projections for “Mockingjay” were as high as $150 million.
“The Hunger Games” launched to $152 million in 2012 and last year’s “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” debuted to $158 million. Unlike the two previous films, the penultimate installment isn’t playing in Imax because “Interstellar” is still showing on those screens.
However, the film is taking off overseas, having earned more than $67.5 million in three days at the international box office.
If the $130 million estimate holds, “Mockingjay” will have the »
- Maane Khatchatourian
This week, Chris Hemsworth was named People magazine's sexiest man alive for 2014, and we have the photographic proof that this superhero stud is worthy of the title. Whether he is showing off his doting-dad side while hanging out with wife Elsa Pataky and their three children, India, Sasha, and Tristan; suiting up for a big premiere; or showing off his Thor abs during a surfing session with his brothers, Luke and Liam Hemsworth, Chris is sexy no matter what he does. Keep reading for his hottest moments, ever. »
The beginning of the end is nigh for Hunger Games fans – Mockingjay: Part 1 is out in cinemas now, and for our money it's the best in the series yet.
Fans of Suzanne Collins' book trilogy and the Lionsgate adaptations are about as dedicated as they come, as we discovered earlier this month at the film's world premiere in London.
But we've set ourselves the challenge of uncovering a few tidbits that might not be widely known. Below are 17 things you probably never knew about The Hunger Games.
1. The three-fingered salute has become iconic for Hunger Games fans, first seen as a gesture of solidarity in District 12 and later adopted by Katniss as a revolutionary gesture. But its significance reached new levels this year when the salute was adopted as a form of silent resistance by protestors in Thailand this year, and subsequently banned by the military.
2. Author Suzanne Collins »
Miley Cyrus turns 22 on Sunday and to celebrate we're looking back on all of our Miley moments through the years! From apple cheeked toddler to world-famous twerker, Et has been with the singer nearly every step of her life.
Pics: Miley's Banana Costume and 15 Other Outrageous Stage Styles
Long before the twerking, we first met Miley in 1997 when the five-year-old was still living on the Tennessee ranch along with her dad Billy Ray Cyrus in 1997. She certainly stole the spotlight during that shoot with Et and something told us even then that Little Miss Miley was going to be full of surprises. Cuteness overload!
Best of Both Worlds!
A Bonified Disney Star Was Born
By 2008, Miley was one of the richest teenagers in Hollywood »
Now this is exactly the kind of hilarity we expect from Woody Harrelson! Back in November 2013, Harrelson and his Hunger Games co-star Liam Hemsworth were doing a press interview for Catching Fire. During the sit-down, Woody had a realization that blew his mind. As it turns out, Woody had no idea that Liam's brother was the one and only Chris Hemsworth (seriously!). "Jesus, I never got that he was your brother," Woody says in a video from the interview that started to go viral this week. "You didn't get that?" Liam replies in disbelief before bursting out with laughter. "Until just now. And you do have the same last name, now that I think about it," Woody smiles. "Are you »
Recently, IGN chatted up X-Men: Apocalypse Mystique star, Jennifer Lawrence while she was doing press for the new "Hunger Games : Mockingjay: Part 1" flick with co-stars, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth. During the interview, she talked a little bit about Mystique, saying that she will most likely be in hiding in the latest X-Men installment (video below). She stated: " I don't really know where she's gonna go. I've had a few conversations about where we'll find her. She obviously has to be in hiding somewhere. But, I don't know." Check it out,below. As for the movie, it will be set in the 1980s and will likely offer some younger versions of previously-seen characters (both Gambit and Nightcrawler have been rumored). It's set to hit theaters on May 27th, 2016. »
Lionsgate released their new action/drama film, "Hunger Games 3: Mockingjay Part 1," into theaters today, and all the reviews are in from the top, major movie critics. It turns out that the majority of them thought it was, at least, pretty good with an overall 63 score out of a possible 100 across 44 reviews over at the Metacritic.com site. The film stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Julianne Moore, Natalie Dormer, Stef Dawson, Evan Ross, Lily Rabe, Patina Miller, Wes Chatham, Elden Henson and Jena Malone. We included blurbs from a couple of the critics,below. Claudia Puig from USA Today, gave it a great 88 score, saying: " It's easily the most political of the three films. It also is the most absorbing and best in the series." Alonso Duraide over at TheWrap, gave it an 83 grade, saying: »
Now playing in theaters is director Francis Lawrence’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. In the next installment, we find Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) at the forefront of the rebellion in District 13 while Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and Johanna (Jena Malone) are held captive in the Capitol. Unlike the last two films which focused on surviving the games Mockingjay – Part 1 is about the rebellion spreading throughout Panem and the way both sides play the media to gain the upper hand. It’s an extremely well done movie and fans of the franchise will not be disappointed. Joining the cast are Cressida (Natalie Dormer), Boggs (Mahershala Ali), Pollux (Elden Henson), Messalla (Evan Ross), and Castor (Wes Chatham) alongside Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Elizabeth Banks, Sam Claflin, and Donald Sutherland. Last weekend in New York City I landed an exclusive video interview with Mahershala Ali. During our »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
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