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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.
It's no secret that actress Elizabeth Banks is a huge fan of the "Hunger Games" books and movies — prior to the release of 2012's "The Hunger Games," she said that she pestered the film's producers, and even emailed Gary Ross, who directed the first film. "I just sent him a little email like, 'Just so you know, I'll totally play Effie, ha ha ha!' "
We all know the end result of that email, and after a successful turn as the bewigged Capitol liaison Effie Trinket, Banks is back for the second installment under the watchful eye of director Francis Lawrence. Her enthusiasm for the role has in no way faded, she told us in a recent interview.
"Honestly, I still can't believe I'm a part of it," Banks said of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." "It really is amazing and I love it. I'm very proud."
While the wild wigs, costume and makeup that make Banks nearly unrecognizable go a long way to building the memorable character, it turns out that the actress herself came up with several shout-outs and lines that will undoubtedly further cement Effie's place as a fan favorite.
To find out which line, head over to MTV News.
"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" did exactly what it was expected to do at the box office this weekend, destroying the record books with a whopping $161.1 million debut according to Film.com.
That's the fourth biggest opening of all time. It also demolished the record for the biggest November opening ever, previously held by "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," which earned $142.1 million back in 2009.
Needless to say, nothing else came close this weekend. But for a full run down of the box office top ten, including figures for Vince Vaughn's disappointing new comedy "Delivery Man," head to Film.com.
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!
Fangirls (and guys) of the world, commence weeping: We have no chance of seeing Sam Claflin's no-no when he appears on screen November 22 as Finnick Odair in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire."
In the installment of Suzanne Collins' series that the new movie is based on, the rakish tribute appeared — to Katniss' dismay and the delight of imaginative readers everywhere — in a parade wearing only a golden fishnet with a strategically placed knot over his you-know-where. After all, he may be from the fishing-centric District 4, but if he has to dress in a fisherman theme, at least it can be a sexy fisherman theme. (Claflin is very true to canon with this point, making sure that his fellow castmembers told a screaming crowd at Comic-Con that he was "a sex god.")
But it's time for those dreams of shimmering fishnet to be dashed: In an interview with MTV News, costume designer Trish Summerville confirmed that Finnick's parade outfit will not parade his goods as much as in the book. Get More »
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 »
The dog days of August are almost over, which means blockbusters are taking a backseat to all those lovely prestige pictures the studios trot out when the leaves change and Meryl Streep gets her thirst for gold like the Oscar vampire she is. Get More »
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 »
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 »
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 »