Latest News on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

March 10, 2015

New on DVD & Blu-Ray: The Hunger Games, Night at the Museum, and More

This week on home video, we've got the penultimate installment of the Hunger Games franchise, the final installment of the Night at the Museum franchise, and a handful of other releases. It was a pretty thin week for big titles, but there are a couple of smaller films worth a look. Click through for details. More…

February 17, 2015

Now Streaming: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, Inherent Vice, and More

This week on streaming video, we've got the first half of the final Hunger Games installment, Paul Thomas Anderson's latest film, and some solid new choices available on Netflix. Read on for details. More…

December 29, 2014

Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt Top Highest-Grossing Actors List

Somewhere, a studio executive is plotting a way to get these two their own comic book franchise. More…

December 7, 2014

Box Office Guru Wrapup: Mockingjay Tops 2014's Second Worst Weekend

The annual post-turkey blues kicked in, and kicked in hard. North America's box office slumped to its second worst weekend of 2014 with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 easily holding onto the crown for the third consecutive time. Lionsgate's latest chapter in the Katniss franchise grossed an estimated $21.6M dropping 62% from the Thanksgiving holiday session. That was slightly better than the 65% fall that Catching Fire suffered this same weekend last year. More…

November 30, 2014

Box Office Guru Wrapup: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Holds Steady

For the sixth consecutive year, the Thanksgiving holiday session was ruled by a leftover literary-based sequel as The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 remained at number one with an estimated $56.9M in ticket sales over the Friday-to-Sunday span. Across the five-day weekend from Wednesday-to-Sunday, the latest Katniss adventure amassed a stellar $82.7M. New releases did not come close to reaching these heights. More…

November 23, 2014

Box Office Guru Wrapup: Mockingjay Rules, But With Less Fans

To no surprise, the latest Katniss Everdeen flick The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 soared to the top of the box office scoring the best opening of the entire year and grossed an estimated $123M. But the Lionsgate film also generated the lowest opening weekend for the three-film series taking in 22% less than its predecessor Catching Fire's $158.1M from this very same weekend last year. More…

November 21, 2014

RT Podcast: Ep. 078 - Mockingjay reviews, plus Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks and Donald Sutherland

Grae Drake is back! She and Matt Atchity discuss their reactions to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, and Ryan Fujitani shares the critics' take on the latest chapter of the blockbuster series. Next up, Ryan covers new DVD/Blu-ray releases 22 Jump Street and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Since TV Editor Sarah Ricard is on vacation, Beki Lane jumps in to discuss the debut of State of Affairs on NBC. In the last part of the show, Grae shares her interviews with Mockingjay stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Donald Sutherland, Julianne Moore, Natalie Dormer, and Sam Claflin. More…

November 21, 2014

Hunger Games: Mockingjay Red Carpet Photos with Jennifer Lawrence, Natalie Dormer and more

See red carpet pictures for the premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1. More…

November 21, 2014

Parental Guidance: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

This week, Christy offers the lowdown on the latest installment of the Hunger Games franchise, Mockingjay - Part 1, as well as a French animation making its way to the US decades after it was originally released and, on home video, a quieter, more melodramatic YA novel adaptation starring Chloe Grace Moretz. Read on for details. More…

November 20, 2014

Critics Consensus: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Is Short On Action but Well Acted

This week at the movies, we've got just one wide release: the hotly-anticipated The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth. What do the critics have to say? More…

November 20, 2014

Video: The Hunger Games Mockingjay Interviews

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part One is the second to last movie in The Hunger Games franchise, but the people behind the films still have plenty to say. Grae Drake speaks to director Francis Lawrence and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Donald Sutherland, Julianne Moore, Natalie Dormer, and Sam Claflin about their costumes, tattoos, wigs, shooting on location in a parking lot, and roses.

They also answer the age-old question: Since Katniss is so bad at selling the revolution, what else would she be bad at selling? More…

November 20, 2014

Jennifer Lawrence's 10 Best Movies

In the last five years, Jennifer Lawrence has gone from sitcom star to Oscar-winning thespian and integral component of two top-grossing film franchises -- not to mention the sort of celebrity whose goofy, down-to-earth persona makes her irresistible to meme makers and late-night talk show booking agents. She has a lot to celebrate, in other words, and with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 arriving in theaters this weekend, we decided now would be a perfect time to pay tribute to some of the brighter critical highlights from a filmography that?s only getting started. Watch your step, because it's time to Total Recall Jennifer Lawrence style! More…

November 5, 2014

RT Podcast: Ep. 072 - Holiday Movie Preview

Welcome to the Rotten Tomatoes podcast with Editor in Chief Matt Atchity and Senior Editor Grae Drake. This week they are joined by Senior Editor Tim Ryan and Editor Ryan Fujitani aka The Velvet Smog to talk about the most important movies coming in the Fall and Winter season all the way from Christopher Nolan's Interstellar to Tim Burton's Big Eyes. More…

September 16, 2013

Lily Rabe Joins The Hunger Games: Mockingjay

She'll play Commander Lyme. More…

September 13, 2013

Julianne Moore Joins The Hunger Games: Mockingjay

All hail President Coin! More…

November 1, 2012

Francis Lawrence to Direct Two-Part Hunger Games Finale

Lawrence is officially on board to finish what he started. More…

October 2, 2012

Danny Strong Scripting The Hunger Games: Mockingjay

The writer/producer of "The Butler" (and "Buffy" vet) is on board to write the series' two-part finale. More…