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Hunger Games: Catching Fire International Poster Looks Oddly Familiar

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Catching Fire One Sheet“Remember Who The Enemy Is.” It’s hard to remember who the real enemy is when you’re thrown into an underwater arena with 23 other Tributes. The new international poster for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire reminds audiences, and Katniss Everdeen, that the real enemy of the movies are not the Tributes from the many Districts of Panem, but rather the Capitol and President Snow. The poster also features Katniss in a familiar pose with her weapon of choice, her trusty bow and arrow.

The sequel film opens in theaters in about two months, and Lionsgate is working to get the word out to audiences that a new Hunger Games movie is just over the horizon. The new poster (via IMP Awards) also reminds audiences that something exciting is coming this November. From everything we’ve seen from Catching Fire, it has the potential to have even more excitement and thrilling action than the first Hunger Games movie.

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The Running Man: The Musical Says F*** You To The Hunger Games

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As you might guess from that headline, some of these videos are NSFW. Don’t watch them with your boss standing behind you.

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Lets One Lucky Fan Unveil The Latest Poster

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The Hunger Games Catching FireLionsgate’s film adaptations of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games have never been shy about interacting with fans or using viral marketing to increase the hype around their wares. In an unusual move, but one that is admittedly pretty cool, the studio has unveiled a new poster for the upcoming sequel, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Instead of using traditional means like trade publications or big movie websites, they let one of the franchise’s many fans release the first look.

The film’s viral website, TheHungerGamesExplore.com, is an interactive destination where fans can go to participate in contests, share content like fan art, and generally explore every facet of their favorite movies and books. According to Lionsgate, the top fan is a girl name Tori Dripple, and as a reward for her rabid fandom, they let her give the world the first look at a new outdoor poster via her Tumblr. You have to imagine that’s a damn big thrill for the number one fan of The Hunger Games, at least by this one measuring stick.

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire On Pace To Make Almost A Billion Dollars

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HGCF character portraitThe Hunger Games: Catching Fire won’t be released in theaters for another two months, but it’s already predicted to be on pace to make almost $1 billion worldwide. In more than a year since the release of the first Hunger Games movie, the story of Katniss Everdeen has exploded into the wide world of pop culture.

According to The Playlist, Alan Gould of the investment group Evercore predicts that The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will gross at least $950 million worldwide, with $375 million of that coming from domestic movie receipts and $575 million coming in from international movie markets. Surprisingly, $375 million prediction is less than the $408 million domestic box office grosses of the first Hunger Games in 2012. The Hunger Games grossed $691.2 million worldwide.

Of course, this gigantic number isn’t set in stone, and it’s possible Catching Fire might under-perform. We still don’t know the production budget of Catching Fire, but just looking at its trailers and viral marketing, it could be considerably larger than The Hunger Games‘ $78 million budget.

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Julianne Moore Officially Joins The Hunger Games: Mockingjay

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Julianne MooreIt was reported before, as a deal that was in progress, but now it’s official, Julianne Moore is joining The Hunger Games family for the two-part finale, Mockingjay Parts One and Two. Lionsgate has announced that the Academy Award-nominated actress will play President Alma Coin, the leader of the rogue, independent, District 13. For serious this time.

For those of you that haven’t read Suzanne Collins’ trilogy of young adult novels, District 13 was a region of the nation of Panem—think the post-apocalyptic remains of the United States—that specialized in nuclear technology. They were the heart of the rebellion in the Dark Days, and in the aftermath, the other 12 districts were led to believe that it had been destroyed. Due to their ability to retaliate with weapons of mass destruction, the Capital lets it be in return for their remaining hidden.

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Giant Freakin’ Fall Preview: Sci-Fi Movies And TV Through The End Of 2013

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RiddickThe summer moviegoing season is finally winding to a close, with some unexpected victors (http://www.giantfreakinrobot.com/topic/world-war-z), some awesome surprises (Europa Report), and some big fat duds (R.I.P.D: Budget estimated at $130 million, worldwide gross of $59 million). Now it’s time to look forward to fall. For the movies, that mainly means Oscar bait and interesting smaller films; on the TV front it means new shows. Some will succeed, some will fail…and we hope at least one of them will actually be good. Here’s what to look forward to in the final months of 2013!

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Riddick (September 6)
After Chronicles of Riddick bombed at the box office in 2004 — it took in $92 million worldwide, against a $105 million budget — it looked like the adventures of the anti-heroic Richard B. Riddick were done on the big screen. Instead, director David Twohy and star Vin Diesel have resurrected the franchise pretty much through sheer force of will (and the leveraging of Diesel’s house). Riddick looks to be a return to the formula that worked so well the first time: Riddick being a badass and killing things in the dark. Twohy and Diesel obviously still have big plans for the character, so here’s hoping if we get a fourth one, it finds a way to mix the best elements of Chronicles and Pitch Black.