‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Will Crush Overseas Box Office – Unlike the Original

Unlike all but a few modern blockbusters, last year’s “The Hunger Games” made the bulk of its box-office money domestically rather than overseas. With “Catching Fire,” Katniss Everdeen and her cohorts are about to turn that around – in a major way.

The Lionsgate sequel will far exceed the $283 million foreign box office haul of the original, and analysts have forecast an international total of $500 million and $900 million worldwide. If it over-performs and comes closer to doubling the first film’s foreign haul, “Catching Fire” could even take a run at $1 billion worldwide, the gold standard for today’s elite tentpoles.  Read More....



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