Lionsgate was pretty smart in being the ones to bring author Suzanne Collins’ YA novel series, The Hunger Games, into fruition as a live-action feature film franchise. Now on its way with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 the third installment of its 3.4 part saga on November 20 with the fourth and final film arriving one year from then, the franchise has been nothing short of a tremendous success story starring actress Jennifer Lawrence, whose status as an actress has become more and more signified by her successes as the world’s highest grossing action heroine in the world officially by Guiness, which, to say the least makes her the most bankable. That fact remained just as clear as it did last month, according to AMC’s latest record ticket sales this week for the Hunger Games marathon in advance of the new film’s upcoming release.
LEAWOOD, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AMC Theatres guests anxiously await the opportunity to return to Panem with THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1. Fans shattered AMC’s first-day ticket sales record, securing their spot to see the first part of the final Hunger Games chapter, with many opting to get caught up on the story with The Hunger Games Marathon at AMC on Thursday, Nov. 20.
“The response, both from those wanting to see the marathon and guests excited for the premiere, is incredible and unprecedented,” said Elizabeth Frank, executive vice president and chief content and programming officer. “We’re already adding showtimes at AMC locations that are selling out, and we’ll continue to add as many showtimes as possible to accommodate this record-setting opening-weekend demand.”
The Hunger Games Marathon, available at 250 AMC locations, begins at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20 and allows guests the opportunity to relive the action and suspense of the original HUNGER GAMES and THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE before seeing THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1 before it’s released to the general public.
Guests attending The Hunger Games marathon at AMC will receive an exclusive Hunger Games Mockingjay Pin poster while supplies last, with some limited-edition Katniss posters also handed out randomly. All marathon guests will receive a collectable event lanyard. Tickets for The Hunger Games Marathon at AMC are on sale now online and at participating locations.
Tickets are also on sale online and at participating box offices for the opening weekend of THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1. The movie opens nationwide at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20.
With shows to the marathon and the premiere of THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1 selling out at AMC locations around the country, guests are encouraged to get their tickets soon. Ticket price varies by location and presentation format. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.amctheatres.com/events/hunger-games-marathon.com
With less than a month to go, the final trailer aired this week as the first of the two-part finale that will feature Lawrence as heroine Katniss Everdeen in her fight against Panem’s corrupt regime as the Mockingjay. Watch it below, and get your tickets!