Hunger Games Feels the Heat after Jennifer Lawrence’s Exit – Rachel Zegler Prequel Tracking Disastrous Box Office Numbers, Lowest in $2.9B Franchise
2023/10/21

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franchise is one of the most iconic and successful film series of the 21st century. Adapted from Suzanne Collins’ best-selling novels, the franchise fascinated audiences worldwide with its thrilling dystopian storyline, strong character development, and a captivating performance by Jennifer Lawrence as the fearless heroine, Katniss Everdeen.

However, the upcoming prequel film is expected to have the franchise’s worst opening weekend. The film is scheduled to be released on November 17 this year.

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Since the release of the first film in 2012, franchise has grossed an astonishing amount at the global box office.

The first film, , was released in 2012 and was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $677 million worldwide. The second film, was released in 2013 and grossed over $865 million worldwide.

The third and fourth films, and , were released in 2014 and 2015 and both films maintained the franchise’s momentum, with combined global earnings of over $1.4 billion.

In total, franchise has grossed over $2.96 billion worldwide.

And, now the upcoming Rachel Zegler Prequel will turn out to be the worst one in the franchise as per

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. The movie will gross between $35 million and $45 million in its domestic opening weekend. And, $90 million to $142 million will be the film’s lifetime run collection at the domestic box office.

had the previous worst opening. It grossed a total of $102.6 million in its opening weekend.

The original movie grossed an opening weekend of $152.5 million back in 2012 and went on to gross $408 million at the domestic box office.

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Jennifer Lawrence’s Exit is the Reason?

One of the most significant factors contributing to the franchise’s success was the incredible talent and star power of

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, who portrayed the central character, Katniss Everdeen.

However, fans were saddened when it was announced that would mark the end of Jennifer Lawrence’s journey as Katniss. Her departure was a poignant moment for the franchise and its dedicated fan base.

Lawrence’s decision to exit the franchise was a personal one, as she felt that she had given her all to the character and wanted to explore other roles and opportunities in her career.  So, this might be one of the reasons why this upcoming movie is projected at such a low box office collection.

However, she has also said in an interview with that she would be willing to reprise her role as Katniss in the future.

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