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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is a month-and-a-half away from release and could shatter box-office records on its opening weekend. Advanced ticket sales for the much-anticipated sequel to 2012′s The Hunger Games have already, well, caught fire since becoming available on October 1st.

Even if fewer people show up to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire‘s opening weekend than to the original film’s, it could still have the biggest opening for a fall release. The current record-holder is The Twilight Saga: New Moon with $142.8 million. But will fans of Suzanne Collins’ wildly popular young adult thrillers be as forgiving of changes from the novel?

Although fan response was generally positive to the original, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire director Francis Lawrence revealed in an interview with NY Mag that he has worked to fix some of their biggest criticisms of Gary Ross’s original. For instance, there will be »

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