THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE is the newest and highly anticipated film to the saga and has done wonders at the Australian box office and expected to exceed expectations globally.
Cinemas have been flooded with an opening weekend 34% bigger than the first film and claiming the number one spot at the Australian box office. The film was released on 579 screens across Aus and took in $12.475m from Thursday to Sunday. With sold out sessions and candy bar lines the length of traffic at peak hour, it’s a wonder how much the film will make globally.
CATCHING FIRE is expected to make $161m in the US from Friday to Sunday and $146.6m internationally in 63 markets. The question on everyones lips is whether or not CATCHING FIRE can out do the first HUNGER GAMES total box office takings of $408m, I think so!
Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victors Tour” of the districts. Along the way, Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever.