Hunger Games Catching Fire Predicted to Break November Box Office Record
I’m a Hunger Games fan. I admit, when I first heard about the premise of the books I wasn’t quite sure what to think, but then a couple of friends read them and highly recommended them.
Once I started reading, I was hooked and devoured the trilogy. When the first movie came out, my concern was they wouldn’t do the story justice. I often feel that way because there is no way a movie can encapsulate all the detail and emotion found in the pages of a book.
I could point a finger at a few faults, but instead of getting into all that, let’s just say that if you took a Hunger Games quiz and had to answer the question of who gave Katniss the mocking jay pin, the answer would be different from the book to the movie. That was a change I didn’t really like, but overall they did a pretty good job with it, and now I’m looking forward to the second movie Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
They’re expecting it to beat the November box office record which is currently held by Twilight New Moon which took in $142 million.
Catching Fire picks up where the first movie ended. In this movie, past Hunger Games victors are forced to participate in the 75th anniversary Hunger Games. This puts Peta and Katniss back in the arena along with all the others who have won in the past. I could tell you more, but nobody likes a spoiler.
This is an adventure movie, but it is also thought provoking. If you haven’t read the books, I highly recommend them. For those who plan to see Catching Fire in the theater, it’s worth the IMAX experience!
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