What: “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1”
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland
Writers: Peter Craig and Danny Strong
Director: Francis Lawrence
The story: Under the leadership of President Coin (Moore), Katniss (Lawrence) fights to save Peeta (Hutcherson) and the rest of Panem in the third installment of “The Hunger Games” franchise.
The buzz: The first two movies opened to more than $150 million. Barring some sort of national catastrophe, this is practically guaranteed to be the year’s biggest debut weekend.
— CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE