Awards season is upon us and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is up for a few! Nominees for the Critics’ Choice awards were announced yesterday and Catching Fire has earned nominations for Best Action Movie, Best Actress in an Action Movie (Jennifer Lawrence), and Best Song (“Atlas” by Coldplay)!
In addition to the above mentioned nominations, Jennifer Lawrence is up for Best Supporting Actress for her role in American Hustle!
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has earned nearly $730 million worldwide in the few weeks since it has been releases, putting it past the first film in the franchise, which made a respectable $691 million. Catching Fire came in fourth at this weekend’s box office, earning an additional $13 million domestically.
This weekends’s top 5 are:
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Thor: The Dark World
It’s also worth mentioning that Jennifer Lawrence’s other film in theaters, American Hustle, (which she has earned a Golden Globe Nomination) came in 15th place earning $690, 000. While that number on it’s own doesn’t sound exceptionally noteworthy, it does once you realize it is in limited release and is showing at six, yes just SIX, locations! Very impressive indeed!
Mockingjay casting news has resumed! In what came as a surprise to some of us, Lionsgate announced that Prison Break actor Robert Knepper would be taking on the role of Antonius in both Mockingjay films.
Now WHO is Antonius, you might ask? Early on there was a lot of speculation that he was Dr. Aurelius; however The Wrap is reporting that Antonius is actually President Snow’s Minister. We’re still not exactly sure what that means, but if we find out more we’ll let you know!
Today, in celebration of The Hunger Games Official Movie page hitting the 12 million facebook fan milestone, a new trailer was released! Personally, I felt watching this trailer was just as exciting as if it were full of new footage. Watch it and let us know what you think!