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‘Mockingjay’ Crushes Weekend Competition

Should we really expect anything less from the global behemoth that The Hunger Games franchise has now become? The third installment of the series, Mockingjay — Part 1, premiered this weekend to $123 million dollars.

They may be high, but in comparison to the $152+ million opening supplied by the 2012 Hunger Games film, these numbers do come in a little stale. However, things will certainly pick up as we approach the holiday season, starting with Thanksgiving weekend.

Follow the jump for a listing of this week’s top ten highest grossing films.…

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Lorde Contributes Bright Eyes Cover for ‘Hunger Games’ Soundtrack

Recently we’ve seen young singing sensation Lorde maintain her pop relevance with the release of “Yellow Flicker Beat.”

The song, which will be part of the soundtrack for the highly-anticipated Hunger Games sequel, Mockingjay Pt. 1, has stormed radio stations since its release and even caught the attention of rapper/producer Kanye West, who released a reworked version for the movie soundtrack.

Not long after after, we also saw Lorde deliver a chilling rendition of Jeremih‘s “Don’t Tell ‘Em” on BBCRadio 1′s Live Lounge.

So what is Lorde doing now? Well, it seems she will be …

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Kanye West Reworks Lorde’s “Yellow Flicker Beat” For ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One’ Soundtrack

While the chances of Kayne West dropping a new record in 2014 are looking grim, we’ve been blessed with a couple of great remixes from Yeezy in the past few months. The latest addition to his creative body of work is a re-tooling of Lorde’s contribution to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One soundtrack.

Kanye shows his powerful production skills in a toned-down and ambient rendition of the New Zealand singer’s latest single. While I was hoping for a verse, it’s clear that it wouldn’t have been a necessary addition – the track serves as a reminder that Kanye’s production …

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Lorde Dances By Herself In “Yellow Flicker Beat” Video

Lorde has released the official video for the first of her three contributions to the upcoming film, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.

Yellow Flicker Beat” was written by Lorde with the character Katniss Everdeen in mind, but it doesn’t feel all that different from the material that made up the New Zealand native’s 2013 debut. The video captures the haunting and often lonely sounding tones of the song by showcasing the teen vocalist in a number of secluded/seedy locations. When not performing, Lorde is doing a bit of dancing, but don’t expect a “Shake It

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CHVRCHES Stream ‘Hunger Games’ Contribution “Dead Air”

There was a time not too long ago when Lorde made headlines for sharing one of her contributions to the upcoming film, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. Her song was great and everything fans had hoped the young singer would deliver, but she is not the only headline grabbing talent to have a new song featured on the highly-anticipated film’s soundtrack.

This morning, Scottish synth pop trio CHVRCHES shared a stream of a new song titled “Dead Air.” The song, which is also set to appear in Mockingjay Part 1, is everything you would expect from the …

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Katniss Fights Back In New Trailer For ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1’

After months of viral videos and promotional posters, the full trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 has appeared online.

Without going too far into spoiler territory, the last time fans saw Katniss she was being air lifted out of a very scary situation. She realized everything she thought to be true about society was a lie, and though it was never said aloud she also probably pieced together the fact most of the known world was looking to her for guidance. Mockingjay — Part 1 finds Katniss rising to be the leader she was born to become, …

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First Trailer For ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1′ Starts The Revolution

The first trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 has debuted via Facebook and has started the revolt against The Capitol and President Snow! You can view the trailer after the jump.

From the looks of it, Francis Lawrence (director of I Am Legend and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) seems to have made the universe of Panem all the more epic than it was in the preceding film. We get multiple shots teasing characters like Cressida (Game of Throne‘s Natalie Dormer) and the lead of the Capitol revolt, President Alma Coin (portrayed by the legendary …

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A Storm Is Brewing In The Latest ‘Mockingjay’ Teaser

A few weeks back, the first teaser for the final installment of The Hunger Games franchise found its way online. Featuring a special public service announcement from President Snow (Donald Sutherland) of the fictional world Panem, the minute-long clip sent the internet into a frenzy, and as expected, left fans across the nation eager for follow-up address.

Earlier this morning, dystopian die-hards had their dreams realized in the form of a second teaser trailer, which again finds the dubious ruler promoting unity, prosperity and sacrifice across the thirteen districts. But, as this brief offering indicates, all is not what it …

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‘Hunger Games’ President Snow Has A Special Message For The People Of Panem

The promotional run towards the November release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is in full effect this morning as a brand new viral teaser clip has begun to make its way across the net.

Released earlier today, a brand new message from President Snow (Donald Sutherland) to the people of Panem has been posted online. The clip finds Snow seated in a white throne in an all white room, speaking to viewers about the elements of life in Panem that makes their home so wonderful. “Ours is an elegant system conceived to nourish and protect,” he …

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Robert Knepper Joins The Cast Of ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ Films

We all know that movies based off books aren’t always exactly like the book. More often than not, things are usually cut to make the film shorter. Some events are slightly tweaked or removed, but it’s not very often that a previously nonexistent character gets added into the plot. That’s going to be the case though, in the upcoming two-parter for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay. It’s been announced that Robert Knepper (Heroes, Prison Break) will be joining the cast as Antonius. Though Lionsgate apparently has not officially come out and confirmed who this Antonius is, there …

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‘Frozen’ Overcomes Box Office Heat From ‘Catching Fire’ and ‘Out of the Furnace’

In its second weekend, Disney’s Frozen earned another $31.6 million, which was enough for it to overtake The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ($27 million) for the #1 spot at the weekend box office and prevent Catching Fire from pulling off the rare three-peat.

The post-Thanksgiving weekend frame is typically a weak one as it provides a bit of a lull before the impending onslaught of major Christmas-time releases (beginning with The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug next weekend), and this year was no exception. Overall, this was the fifth slowest weekend of the year, with theaters grossing a total of …

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‘Catching Fire’ Survives Against Box Office Newcomers

Catching Fire‘s ongoing box office success has not yet ceased since the sequel’s debut last weekend. There were a few different top ten newcomers this thanksgiving weekend, but none came as close to matching Catching Fire‘s $74.5 million dollar gross as much as Disney’s latest animated film, Frozen, which is currently estimated to earn about $66.7 million by tonight. Jason Statham and James Franco’s Homefront sized up to earning $9.8 million, making for a relatively quiet debut considering the fact that Sylvester Stallone wrote and produced the action flick. The Book Thief saw an exponential increase in …