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Hunger Games: Lionsgate Announces 'Catching Fire' Release Dates

Grab your bow and arrows and prepare to leave your hot hunting partner/best friend/maybe love behind, Hunger Games fans. We're heading back the Arena.

Lionsgate, the entertainment studio behind the first movie based on the three-part book series, has announced the release dates for the final two installments of the Hunger Games movie series ...

Mockingjay, the third book in Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy, will be broken into two films ala the final installments of both the Harry Potter and Twilight series. Mockingjay Part 1 will come out worldwide on November 21, 2014. Fans will have to wait a full year before Mockingjay Part 2 is released on November 20, 2015.

If you read the books then you might agree this is not only a way to milk more money out of the wildly popular series, but also a pretty good idea since the final book is a more laborious read with a different tone and pace than the first two.

The first sequel to the original Hunger Games, Catching Fire, will come out next year on November 22, 2013.

All this time gives you two options: enjoy heated debates over whether or not Katniss pick Peeta or Gale (Team Gale, woo!) or satisfy your curiosity and read the books before the next movie hits the big screen.

The original Hunger Games, which came out on March 23, has already earned $404.4 million in the United States and $678.2 million worldwide. For those who missed it in theaters or just can't wait to see it again, the movie will be released on DVD August 18.

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