Today, in celebration of The Hunger Games Official Movie page hitting the 12 million facebook fan milestone, a new trailer was released! Personally, I felt watching this trailer was just as exciting as if it were full of new footage. Watch it and let us know what you think!
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has a firm grip on the box office as it maintains it status as the number one movie in the world for a second week in a row! Box Office Mojo reports early estimates indicate the film made another $74.5 million this weekend domestically, with an additional $92.5 million globally. This brings the domestic total up to $296.5 million and international total at $276.4, making it’s haul so far, in just over a week, a very impressive $573 million. If the estimates hold up, it will mean Catching Fire has already made roughly 82% of The Hunger Games $691 million lifetime gross!
Catching Fire has been breaking a number of box office records as well, including the biggest 5-day Thanksgiving weekend take with $110.1 million.
The top 5 at the box office this weekend are:
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Thor: The Dark World
The Best Man Holiday
Let’s see if Catching Fire can make it three in a row!
Elizabeth Banks has revealed that a number of Effie’s lines in Catching Fire were the result of some improv on her end–including the mentioning of a certain wood!
In “Catching Fire,” Banks managed a sly wink at the infamous quote while offering a running commentary on the Capitol landmarks she’s walking Katniss and Peeta through: “The library, all mahogany.”
“I brought that back, I threw it in there,” she said of the line, which was unscripted. “I did it, and Francis called cut, and I went over to him, and said, ‘You have to keep that in the movie, because the fans will go bananas.’ “
Lawrence left it in and the fans did indeed go bananas, if exclamation point-filled Tumblr reactions are any evidence. Banks didn’t just put her own spin on hardwood references though. She also revealed that the “curtains” comment about a fellow Capitol citizen’s choice of accessory, as well as the memorably snapped “chins up, smiles on” tossed in the glum Katniss’ direction were her ideas.
“I get to improv a lot with Effie, which is fun,” she said. “There were really very few words scripted so I got to have fun with that sequence.”