The next installment of The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, opens today, and the box office pundits predict it could end up making $160 million this weekend. You may not be nuts about the Hunger Games, but thank God it replaced Twilight as the hot young adult property.
The second Hunger Games installment, Catching Fire, is well over a month and a half away from release on November 22. But you can get your tickets early, and according to several reports it’s already doing big business nearly two months in advance.
It’s been a rough summer for movies, but that doesn’t mean the rest of the year is going suck. In fact, there could be some big box office windfalls this Fall with the next Hunger Games movie, the next big Marvel installment, and a potential sleeper hit with the sci-fi film Gravity.
We’re barely into the new year, and things are looking very promising indeed for genre movies.