“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” the film sequel about teens fighting a totalitarian regime, held the top spot in U.S. and Canadian cinemas for a second weekend with $109.9 million in sales for Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.
“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.
Hollywood has long fetishized Japanese gangsters, with their full-body tattoos, missing pinkies and harems of buxom groupies. Ever since Sydney Pollack’s “The Yakuza” in 1974, the colorful mafiosi have provided regular fodder for directors including Ridley Scott and Quentin Tarantino.
Walt Disney Co. and other movie and TV studios have asked a federal court to dismiss their copyright-infringement case against the file-sharing website Lime Wire LLC and its founder, Mark Gorton, according to a Nov. 7 court filing.