A quickie update for all of you box office junkies out there. The Hunger Games, the first movie based on the Suzanne Collins book series, has now officially passed $600 million worldwide at the box office.
Lionsgate released the updated numbers, showing that the movie—which stars Jennifer Lawrence as one of the combatants in the Hunger Games, where two teenagers from each of twelve districts are forced to fight to the death until only one remains—has made $372.4 million right here in the States, and $228.5 million overseas.
Next up for the franchise is the sequel, Catching Fire, which is already getting plenty of attention after Hunger Games director Gary Ross revealed that he wouldn’t be returning, followed by word that the studio doesn’t want to wait for their top choice directors (including Ross) to become available, and that they have instead settled on I Am Legend and Constantine director Francis Lawrence for the job.
Will the sequel be a mega-hit as well, or will it falter?