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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ opens strongly in Brazil (photo: Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson in ‘Catching Fire’) Francis Lawrence’s dystopian adventure drama The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth, opened in Brazil on Friday, November 15, 2013, the week before it debuts in North America and most other international markets. Why Brazil? Friday was a national holiday ("Proclamation of the Republic") in that particular market — a highly profitable holiday, apparently, as can be attested by The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2‘s record-breaking figures last year. (More on that below. And see also: “‘Catching Fire’ Movie Box Office: 1M Tickets But Breaking Dawn 2 Record Safe in Brazil.”) Results for the second installment in the Hunger Games‘ four-movie trilogy (hey, that’s Hollywood) have been encouraging. Catching Fire grossed an estimated $2.4 million on Friday, a remarkable figure for the Brazilian market. Having said that, »

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