Mockingjay uprising storms to box office number one

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Christmas came early at the big screens this past week as the hugely anticipated blockbuster film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 1 graced cinemas. This film has been making airwaves prior to its premiere because it is a sequel to box office hits The Hunger Games and Hunger Games: Catching fire released in 2012 and 2013 respectively. Both movies smashed the charts on their respective opening weekends with revenue gross sales of US $152.5 million and $158 million. The last installment banked $154 million in the USA.

The latest film Mockingjay, is an American science fiction adventure based on a novel of the same title name, and is the final book in The Hunger Games trilogy, written by Suzanne Collins. This film is Part 1 as the creators have split Suzanne Collins’ final book into two movies, with the next set for release in 2015. As is the norm with sequel movies we have seen in other film franchises like Twilight, Fast and Furious, Lord of The Rings and Batman amongst others, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay cast and crew have also reprised their roles. Academy and Oscar winning Jennifer Lawrence still plays (Katniss Everdeen/Mockingjay) from the previous two Hunger Games editions, thrilling viewers with her archery skills, whilst Canadian Golden Globe winning actor Donald Sutherland maintains his role as (President Snow) of Panam which is the Capitol. He is a dictator villain who terrorises people.

Julianne Moore is the main notable new character in the Hunger Games and she plays  (President Alma) of District 13, who leads the rebellion choosing the Mockingjay. The role fits her perfectly well especially as she is renowned for portraying strong willed, female characters.

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