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'Catching Fire,' 'Frozen' Battle It Out at the Box Office

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It was a busy Thanksgiving at the cineplex, and according to Film.com both "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and "Frozen" have reason to give thanks, as the two films helped set a new box office record.

"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" led the way with another $110.2 million over the extended five day weekend, bringing its ten day total to an impressive $296.6 million. "Frozen" opened strong as well, earning $93 million in its five day debut. Overall, the box office brought in a whopping $294 million, breaking the previous record of $289.6 million, set just last year.

For a full look at this weekend's box office top ten, head to Film.com.

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Catch the 'Catching Fire' Cast Live on MTV!

 

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Via MTV News — With only weeks to go before "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" hits theaters, it seems that anticipation to once again watch Katniss Everdeen brave the arena and the vicious competition inside is at an all-time high. And not to push an already excited fanbase over the edge, but MTV has some good news that just might do it.

This Sunday, November 17, at 8 p.m. ET/PT, "MTV's Catching Fire Fan Tribute" will set MTV ablaze. The all-new, televised special will feature interviews with cast members Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Jena Malone and Sam Claflin. The stars will be answering questions from the fans, sharing secrets from behind the scenes, playing games to see if any of the competitiveness from the movie rubbed off on them.

"MTV's Catching Fire Fan Tribute" will be hosted by MTV News' Josh Horowitz and Lenay Dunn from "10 On Top," and they will also test how well the cast members know the "Hunger Games" series with trivia questions.

Read more on MTV News, and be sure to tune in Sunday night!

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The 5 Most OMG Moments from the Final 'Catching Fire' Trailer

The final trailer for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" is in, and tributes, they totally saved the best for last with this one ... even if it did launch during last night's fourth World Series game between the Red Sox and the Cardinals for whatever reason (welcome to an all-new brand of competition, sports fans).

In it, we finally get a glimpse at some of that jungle action the gamemakers director Francis Lawrence and his team have rustled up for movie two, and they weren't stingy with peeks at some of the arena's freakiest little tricks either.

So to celebrate all the newness this "Catching Fire" tease has to offer, we're breakin' down the top 5 OMG-iest moments.

If you don't already know that spoilers abound below, you have not been paying attention. Get More »

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J.Law's Getting a Two-Time Reunion with 'Hunger Games' Director Gary Ross

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Gary Ross ditched out "The Hunger Games" franchise while it was still a way hot commodity, leaving the seat toasty warm for director Francis Lawrence to slide in and helm "Catching Fire" and both installments to "Mockingjay."

Ross declared that it was the tight turnaround schedule for movie two which turned him around from wanting to handle the sequel at all, but he never stopped singing the praises of his leading lady Jennifer Lawrence (because obviously).

J.Law herself is a known director loyalist, so if you're one of those who totally hearted the Ross/Lawrence combo pack — yeah, we saw that tribute video — you're doubly in luck because it looks the duo'll team up again for not one but two other book-to-screen adaptations.

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WTF? Real 'Hunger Games' Camp Encouraged Kids to Fight to the 'Death'

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Forget video game violence. These days, the kiddies are stocking up with real (albeit plastic) weapons and chasing each other down. And we're not talking about laser tag or even a little shoot-'em-up paintball sesh in the woods with protective gear, either. This is the real freakin' deal ... psychologically, at least. Get More »

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Questions and Answers With Wes Bentley

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Wes Bentley shot to fame at just 21 years old when he played mysterious boy-next-door Ricky Fitts in the Oscar-winning film, "American Beauty". After a series of personal setbacks throughout his twenties, the 34-year-old actor returned to the big screen — in a big way — as head gamemaker Seneca Crane in 2012's "The Hunger Games". (That beard, though.)

His newest release, "The Time Being", premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival and will open in limited theaters July 26. Bentley plays Daniel, a struggling young artist who is given a slew of strange assignments — think: film children in a playground — by a quiet, reclusive millionaire named Warner (Frank Langella). Through this process, Daniel discovers the importance of balancing his personal relationships with his ambitions as an artist.

NextMovie chatted with Bentley via phone prior to the film's release to discuss "The Hunger Games" craziness, his celebrity doppelganger, and why he always seems to get cast as some creepy dude with a camera. Get More »

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Jennifer Lawrence Turns Fangirl Over Jeff Bridges (VIDEO)

Jennifer Lawrence won an Oscar for "Silver Linings Playbook" and amassed a legion of fans as the star of "The Hunger Games," but that doesn't mean she won't freak out over one of her favorite stars like the rest of us.

J-Law pulled off an awesome "video bomb" ambush at the San Diego Comic-Con press line, dashing toward Jeff Bridges mid-interview. Lawrence was there to promote "X-Men: Days of Future Past" and of course "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." Get More »

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Nutty Madam Nearly Explodes Watching the New 'Catching Fire' Trailer

With a name like Nutty Madam, you just know that from time to time, things are going to get, well, pretty nutty. And the viral vlogging sensation lived up to her moniker over the weekend with her first YouTube reaction to the brand new trailer for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire."

How excited was she? Frankly, we'll be surprised if she doesn't literally explode before the movie comes out on Nov. 22. Get More »

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'Catching Fire' Heats Up with Shirtless Muscle Man Pic

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The first time we got a glimpse of Sam Claflin as the oh-so-dreamy District 4 trident-wielder Finnick Odair for Francis Lawrence's "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," he was getting a little too close for comfort to Catnip Katniss, and his little smirk had a thousand intonations of intrigue within ... Ooh la la! KitKat clearly wasn't havin' any of it, though (she's already got a feely triangle taking shape, after all).

More importantly, the "Hunger Games" faithful were donning a collective Not Impressed face because, well, the man was described as being so damn beautiful that all the women of the Capitol couldn't help but fall all over themselves at the very sight of him, and the first glimpse didn't show a whole lot of that aspect.

Now that the clock is tick-tocking down to the film's release, though, the gamemakers of this franchise have decided to notch up the sex appeal a little further for this water-friendly tribute, releasing (via Entertainment Weekly) this new still of the hunk ... sans a shirt. Get More »

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Katniss vs. Killers in New 'Catching Fire' Trailer

How high are the stakes in the "Hunger Games" sequel? As David Bowie once sang, "It's no game."

Hot on the heels of the Lionsgate panel at the San Diego Comic-Con comes the official second trailer to one of the upcoming holiday season's most anticipated releases, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." It's a remarkable improvement over the first trailer, which failed to distinguish this bigger and much darker story from the first movie — indeed, until today, "Catching Fire" looked exactly like "The Hunger Games," except now with Philip Seymour Hoffman. Get More »

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