‘Hunger Games’ Movie Franchise May Continue After ‘Mockingjay – Part 2′

February 7, 2015 7:47 AM

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The Harry Potter series may have truly began Hollywood’s trend toward adapting young-adult novels into big-budget blockbusters, but at the moment The Hunger Games is the reigning champ of how such literary works can be translated into crowd-pleasing film franchises. Even the Divergent series – which debuted last year to a solid $151 million domestic box office take – hasn’t managed to capture the same audience attention.

Lionsgate – the studio behind both The Hunger Games and Divergent - landed their first marquee franchise with the Jennifer Lawrence starring sci-fi films. However, despite the somewhat controversial decision to split the trilogy’s final installment into two films, it looked like the series was set t...

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