“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” the film sequel starring Jennifer Lawrence as heroine Katniss Everdeen, had sales of $70.5 million in its first two days at U.S. and Canadian theaters, and is on track to set a record for the best November debut.
“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” the film sequel about teens fighting to the death in a totalitarian world, is set to dominate cinemas for three weeks and earn $400 million or more for Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2” opens with Harry kneeling at the beachside grave of house elf Dobby. Death is ever-present in the thrilling finale of the top-grossing franchise in movie history.
Spend a few minutes on Shapeways.com, an online marketplace, and you get a glimpse of a very odd future. You can buy mustache cuff links, a pencil topper shaped like a Roman halberd, a pixelated bust of a glowering Steve Jobs, or a set of dice modeled on the Deathly Hallows of “Harry Potter” fame. All the items are designed by the site’s users and can be manufactured by Shapeways using 3-D printing technology. And they’re all for sale.
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2,” the final movie in the series based on J.K. Rowling’s books about a boy wizard, opened with a record $169.2 million in weekend ticket sales in the U.S. and Canada.
“ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 1” was the top movie of the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday weekend, taking in $49.1 million in ticket sales over three days for Time Warner Inc.’s Warner Bros.