Final Hunger Games Movie Will Be Released In Two Parts


The last instalment of the Hunger Games movie franchise will be released in two pars, AFP reported today (July 11, 2012). The films are based on the movie trilogy by Suzanne Collins and in a similar move to the Harry Potter movies and the Twilight films, the last of the series will be strung out across two separate releases. The last two of the Hunger Games films will be released in 2014 and 2015 and are scheduled to target the "lucrative" Thanksgiving weekend cinema-goers.
The Hunger Games novels tell the story of a group of teenagers forced to fight for their lives in a Roman circus-style battle, in which they spar until just one combatant remains. The first of the movies was released earlier this year, and was greeted with huge global popularity, having raked in over $152 million in its debut weekend alone and has boosted the profile of its young stars, including Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth. At the time, it was the biggest opening weekend ever for a non-sequel film, though it didn't hold the title for long. Avengers soon took over that mantle, making an estimated $200 million in its own opening weekend in May.
The second film in the Hunger Games series, Catching Fire, is scheduled for release in November 2013. Philip Seymour Hoffman has been confirmed to join the cast, as has Jena Malone. The director of the debut, Gary Ross, has stepped down from his duties, which will be taken over by FRANCIS LAWRENCE.


Contactmusic

Tags: Jennifer Lawrence - Josh Hutcherson - Liam Hemsworth - Philip Seymour Hoffman - Jena Malone - Gary Ross


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

"Hercules" Falters, While "Lucy" Shines At The Box Office With $44 Million

This week at the box office, the sci-fi thriller Lucy won out over slim...

The New Mockingjay Trailer Will Make Your Heart Weep

Another Comic-Con, another Hunger Games trailer. Not that we mind, of course...

The New Mockingjay Trailer Will Make Your Heart Weep

Director George Miller Speaks On Purposely Avoiding Use Of CGI In 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

It has been over three decades since Australian filmmaker...

Director George Miller Speaks On Purposely Avoiding Use Of CGI In 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

Taylor Swift Offers Advice To A Young Fan With A Broken Heart

If her songs are anything to go by, then Taylor Swift is definitely the person you should...

 Taylor Swift Offers Advice To A Young Fan With A Broken Heart

Over 20 Fans Hospitalized Following Keith Urban's Weekend Concert

For many concertgoers, Keith Urban's Saturday night (July 26th) show in...

Over 20 Fans Hospitalized Following Keith Urban's Weekend Concert

Aretha Franklin Lashes Out At Canadian Fast Food Join For Showing Her No Respect

Legendary singer Aretha Franklin has publically scolded an employee at...

Aretha Franklin Lashes Out At Canadian Fast Food Join For Showing Her No Respect
Advertisement

Flirt Alert: Did Orlando Bloom And Nina Dobrev Really Get Close At Comic-Con?

Ok, so the romance at Comic-Con is definitely secondary to the first...

Flirt Alert: Did Orlando Bloom And Nina Dobrev Really Get Close At Comic-Con?

Nicki Minaj Announces Postponement Of New Single 'Anaconda' With Sexy Swimsuit Pic

Nicki Minaj managed to garner the attention of an undoubtedly...

Nicki Minaj Announces Postponement Of New Single 'Anaconda' With Sexy Swimsuit Pic

Comic-Con Update: Evangeline Lilly Joins The Cast Of Ant-Man Amid Production Mishaps

More Marvel. More cast announcements. This is Comic-Con weekend. The latest round...

Comic-Con Update: Evangeline Lilly Joins The Cast Of Ant-Man Amid Production Mishaps


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Jennifer Lawrence Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Jennifer Lawrence

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All