Catching Fire, the 2014 sequel to the incredibly successful Hunger Games film, is expected to take in about $900 million throughout its theatrical run.
According to Variety, Wall Street analyst David Miller projects a huge worldwide gross for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Miller’s analysis points to Wall Street’s interest in the film franchise, with Lionsgate studio’s stock hitting record highs lately.
David Miller of BRiley & Co. issued a similarly bullish report and repeated his $34 target, predicting that “Catching Fire” will gross $900 million worldwide. That’s 22% above the $691 million gross for “The Hunger Games,” will Miller noting that the popularity of the “Hunger Games” book trilogy has “exploded” overseas since last year’s release of the first film.
Wall Street has been a strong supporter of Lionsgate, with the stock having quadrupled in less than two years due to success in young-adult franchises such as “Twilight” and “The Hunger Games.”
Though Catching Fire will undoubtedly be a success at the box office, $900 million seems like a pretty liberal prediction. The original Hunger Games film grosses nearly $700M at the worldwide box office, and the stakes are pretty high for the sequel.
Are you planning to see Catching Fire? Do you think that it’ll hit $900M with no problems, or is that a little high for the anticipated film? You can watch the trailer under the latest poster below: