China gets official 'Mockingjay: Part 1' release date

Earlier in November, we reported that the Chinese release for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 has been pushed back into the new year. THR is confirming now that the first installment of The Hunger Games finale has set the official release date as February 8, 2015, during the Chinese New Year holiday period. Distributed by China Film Group, Huaxia Film Distribution and Talent International Film Co., the movie … Continue reading China gets official 'Mockingjay: Part 1' release date

Suzanne Collins makes Hollywood's 25 Most Powerful Authors list

For THR‘s Power Authors issue, they have compiled a list of 25 Most Powerful Authors in Hollywood right now. The Hunger Games trilogy author Suzanne Collins lands on #12. Known For: The Hunger Games Big Number: 65 million copies of the series in print She’s the girl on fire: Collins brought Katniss Everdeen into the world with her Hunger Games trilogy, which has sold more than 65 million … Continue reading Suzanne Collins makes Hollywood's 25 Most Powerful Authors list

'Mockingjay: Part 1' scores biggest domestic opening weekend in 2014

Mockingjay: Part 1 has debuted with a gross total of $123 million on the North American box-office, making it the year’s biggest opening weekend, easily beating Transformers: Age of Extinction‘s $100 million mark. Even though the collection is a series low in North America (Catching Fire debuted with $158.1 million and The Hunger Games with $152.1 million), the reverse is true for the overseas markets where the movie … Continue reading 'Mockingjay: Part 1' scores biggest domestic opening weekend in 2014

Lionsgate planning second Hunger Games bash at Cannes for 'Mockingjay: Part 1'

The Mockingjay: Part 1 posters have gone up at the Majestic Barriere hotel for Cannes and we now have the tag line for the movie confirmed. The french tag line reads “Feu de flammes d’autant plus vivement dans l’obscurité”, loosely translated to “Fire burns brighter in the dark.” Hopefully, we’ll have the official English version out soon, now. In the meanwhile, check out the poster, courtesy @FiftyShadesEN, in … Continue reading Lionsgate planning second Hunger Games bash at Cannes for 'Mockingjay: Part 1'

'Catching Fire' sells $3.9 million DVD/Blu-Ray copies in first weekend

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has sold nearly $3.9 million copies of DVD and Blu-Ray in its first weekend of sale in North America alone. In addition, Lionsgate announced that the movie is the biggest digital launch in its entire company history. It opened digitally at #1 across almost all major digital platforms, including iTunes, Xbox, Amazon, Vudu, Comcast Xfinity, Verizon FiOS, Google Play and Sony … Continue reading 'Catching Fire' sells $3.9 million DVD/Blu-Ray copies in first weekend

Philip Seymour Hoffman's death leaves one major 'Mockingjay: Part 2' scene unfilmed

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died a sudden, tragic death on February 2nd. While we cannot help but be awfully sad about the situation, we must also look forward to what his demise means for the remaining two movies in The Hunger Games series, where he played the role of Plutarch Heavensbee, the head Gamemaker-turned rebel. Earlier statements from Lionsgate have confirmed that Hoffman had completed all of his … Continue reading Philip Seymour Hoffman's death leaves one major 'Mockingjay: Part 2' scene unfilmed

Designer Trish Summerville exits 'The Hunger Games' franchise; 'Dallas Buyers Club' duo on-board

Lionsgate has confirmed that costume designer Trish Summerville is exiting The Hunger Games franchise. Summerville’s rep confirms that the designer chose Gone Girl instead of the final two Mockingjay movies. Summerville makes way for designer duo Bart Mueller and Kurt Swanson who are nominated for Costume Designers Guild Award for their work on Dallas Buyers Club. The duo have worked on Britney Spears’s “Lucky,” “Stronger” and “Slave 4 U” music videos, and also designed … Continue reading Designer Trish Summerville exits 'The Hunger Games' franchise; 'Dallas Buyers Club' duo on-board

Jennifer Lawrence, Suzanne Collins & Nina Jacobson make Women in Entertainment Power 100 List

The Hollywood Reporter’s 2013 Women in Entertainment Power 100 list was released on December 12. While Anne Sweeney, President of Disney/ABC Television Group leads the list, The Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins, producer Nina Jacobson and leading actress Jennifer Lawrence make the list too. 11/100 The Box-Office Queens Jennifer Lawrence, 23 Sandra Bullock, 49 Melissa McCarthy, 43 Only three actresses starred in two home runs in 2013: Bullock pulled … Continue reading Jennifer Lawrence, Suzanne Collins & Nina Jacobson make Women in Entertainment Power 100 List

Lenny Kravitz talks Cinna's fate in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

[Spoiler for non-book readers] In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Lenny Kravitz talks about his diverse career. He addresses inspiration for The Queen Latifah Show, his firm Kravitz Design Inc, and briefly touches upon The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and his character’s final scene.  In Catching Fire, out Nov. 22, his fashion-designer character, Cinna, will meet a violent end. “After my death scene, everyone’s like, … Continue reading Lenny Kravitz talks Cinna's fate in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Gale Hawthorne actor Liam Hemsworth set to star in 'Aurora Rising'

Liam Hemsworth, who we all know as Gale Hawthorne in The Hunger Games, is set to star in another Relativity Media production after Paranoia titled Aurora Rising. From The Hollywood Reporter: Aurora Rising is about a Southern California surfer who becomes a fighter pilot and after a messy combat mission, is recruited to be part of an elite team to test a new generation of aircraft … Continue reading Gale Hawthorne actor Liam Hemsworth set to star in 'Aurora Rising'