We all know that The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is going to destroy the box office this weekend. No other film in theatres stands a chance against Lionsgate’s juggernaut and without a doubt the highly-anticipated sequel is going to rack up a huge sum of money.
Like most blockbuster films these days, increased ticket prices from IMAX screenings will factor heavily into that box office total. Before you go making your decision as to whether or not it’s worth paying extra to see Catching Fire in IMAX though, you should know that the film will feature 50 minutes of footage that was shot in the format.
Now, this isn’t the most IMAX footage that we’ve ever seen in a film (as that record stands at 72 minutes thanks to The Dark Knight Rises), but it is the most footage that we’ve ever seen in a continuous sequence. And, running at just under 2 and a half hours, this means that a third of the film will be a visual spectacle, granted you see it on an IMAX screen.
Though it currently sits at an awesome 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, I’m hearing very mixed things about The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Personally, I didn’t care much for the first film and while I do think that the sequel looks a bit better, I’m going into it cautiously optimistic.
Stay tuned as we’ll have footage for you from the Canadian premiere of the film, which took place tonight in Toronto! Until then, be sure to leave a comment and let us know if you’re looking forward to seeing the next instalment in The Hunger Games series.