Director Gary Ross’ The Hunger Games opened last weekend, crushing the competition at the box-office and coming in third for the largest opening weekend of all time – behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 and The Dark Knight (#1 for the biggest non-sequel opening weekend). The questions on everyone’s mind now are: How far will this first installation in the franchise go? And will audiences remain as engaged when the sequel, Catching Fire arrives?
Certainly, there is a built-in audience for this franchise, but those who have not read the Suzanne Collins series are already beginning to ask: what’s next?
Warning there are some small Catching Fire spoilers ahead:
It is now fairly common knowledge that Peeta and Katniss will return to the games …
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