Explore Talent Says “Catching Fire” Hotter than “Hunger Games”

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Catching Fire, the second film in The Hunger Games series, is expected to earn more than its predecessor as it opens a week before Thanksgiving holiday. This is what Explore Talent has to say.

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The Hunger Games can already be added to the top brands and the royalty of franchises in the movie world like Harry Potter, James Bond, The Twilight Saga and The Lord of the Rings, among others. Rentrak is a firm that tracks box office ratings.

The sure-hit combination of an all-star casting, a release period that comes before the Thanksgiving holiday and a more sizzling romance are just among reasons “Catching Fire” could burn even brighter over its predecessor “Hunger Games” when it comes to lording over the box office.

Even if "Catching Fire" is yet to be released officially in theaters worldwide, there are already talks that the Hunger Games’ sequel may just have placed the protagonists and antagonist of Suzanne Collin’s sci-fi masterpieces on the pedestal of champion franchises in the movie industry.

In an article published by USA Today, Rentrak senior analyst Paul Dergarabedian said The Hunger Games can already be added to the top brands and the royalty of franchises in the movie world like Harry Potter, James Bond, The Twilight Saga and The Lord of the Rings, among others. Rentrak is a firm that tracks box office ratings.

Dergarabedian and other box office analysts are of the same mind that Fire will possibly over its prequel The Hunger Games, which earned almost $700 million all over the globe.

The senior analyst said “the appetite” for Catching Fire is “even stronger”.

Below are just among the reasons Fire might triumph over its prequel in the box office:

The Effect of Jennifer Lawrence

After having won her first Oscar award for Silver Linings Playbook, there is no reason anyone will still cry foul over casting Jennifer Lawrence to play Katniss. Aside from having a great like ability, she has proved that she has the acting chops to carry on any role.

In a commentary about Catching Fire published on Washington Post, it was noted how Lawrence is at the center of the Fire’s whole operation. According to the article, Katniss’ character is perfectly in sync with Lawrence’s earthy ingénue and blunt-spoken persona, much like her character.

Even in the most bizarre circumstances depicted in the film, Lawrence is said to have managed to appear quite real and compelling with her apple-like cheeks that suggested an innocence that could not be seen in her sharp eyes. She, just like Katniss, is a force of nature that needs to be reckoned with.

A Sizzling Romance

The love triangle that was first seen in Hunger Games has exploded into a complicated love story between Katniss and Peeta played by Josh Hutcherson, her tribute partner and with Gale played by Liam Hemsworth, her childhood-friend and hunting buddy. In the film, there is a wedding planning event for the tributes that was aimed to please the crowd, which comes with a beautiful wedding dress.

A Choice Opening Period

Opening a week before Thanksgiving weekend has placed Fire in a great advantage over the March opening of Hunger Games. This means that the second weekend of its release will keep the Fire going as people have will time off from work and will most likely be catching up with the latest movies.

Better and Bolder Special Effects

With Francis Lawrence of I Am Legend directing, it can be expected that Catching Fire will present a more dramatic visual treat than its predecessor. The director stated that visual effects are his “strong points” and part of his background”. This is the predominant reason for his being at the helm not just of Catching Fire, but also of Parts 1 and 2 of Mockingjay, the last two sequels in the Hunger Games series.

With all these reasons in play, the question now is whether box office analysts’ predictions for Catching Fire will come true or not.

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