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UK-Ireland box office preview: ’Hunger Games’ prequel set for widest release of the series

Lionsgate’s The Starvation Video games: The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes goes to battle on the UK and Eire field workplace this weekend in 658 areas. 

It’s the widest opening for the franchise to this point, forward of earlier instalment Mockingjay – Half 2 which opened in 576 websites. That title debuted on £11.3m however did not beat the franchise file at present held by Mockingjay – Half 1, which opened in 2014 on £12.7m from 565 areas.

The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes is as soon as once more directed by Francis Lawrence, who helmed all however one of many earlier titles, and is about 64 years previous to the primary The Starvation Video games movie. The prequel follows President Snow in his youth, lengthy earlier than he turns into a tyrannical chief, when he’s tasked with mentoring a younger feminine tribute earlier than the video games. Led by Rachel Zegler and Tom Blyth, the solid additionally consists of Viola Davis, Hunter Schafer, Peter Dinklage and Jason Schwartzman.

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Additionally out is Emerald Fennell’s black comedy Saltburn which is releasing in 558 areas for Warner Bros. Barry Keoghan stars as an Oxford College scholar who will get lured into the uber-rich and indulgent world of his aristocratic classmate, performed by Jacob Elordi. Fennell’s debut Promising Younger Girl debuted straight on to Sky Cinema and Now streaming service in April 2021.

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The solid has been on the promotion path within the week for the reason that SAG-AFTRA strike ended on November 9, after they may not attend the world premiere at Telluride or gala opening screening in London. Rosamund Pike, Richard E. Grant, Carey Mulligan and Display Star of Tomorrow Archie Madekwe spherical off the solid.

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Sony is opening horror title Thanksgiving in 460 cinemas. Directed by style filmmaker Eli Roth, the movie sees a Thanksgiving-inspired killer torture a Massachusetts city the place the vacation custom was invented. Patrick Dempsey and Gina Gershon are among the many solid whereas social media star Addison Rae might show a draw for the youthful crowds.

Main occasion releases this weekend is comic Kevin Bridges’ reside present The Overdue Catchup which is able to play in 410 cinemas on Sunday (November 19) for Piece Of Magic.

Studiocanal has Todd Haynes’ psychological thriller Might December in 97 areas. Julianne Moore and Natalie Portman star on this Cannes premiere which explores the connection between a girl, as soon as notorious for a controversial relationship, and the younger actress now portraying her in a brand new movie.

Nigeria’s Oscar submission Mami Wata is opening in 21 websites for Aya Movies. The black-and-white fantasy premiered at Sundance earlier this yr earlier than happening to display at Munich and Fantasia.

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Nationwide Geographic documentary The Mission will probably be out throughout 16 cinemas by way of Altitude. The movie recounts a 26-year-old who was killed whereas making an attempt to make contact with one of many final remoted indigenous communities on the planet. It was nominated for 3 Critics’ Alternative Documentary Awards.

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Conic Movies has Ella Glendining’s documentary Is There Anyone Out There? in seven areas. The movie explores the director’s relationship together with her physique and society’s abelism and has screened at a number of festivals together with Sundance and SXSW in addition to choosing up two Bifa nominations.

Additionally in seven areas on Sunday (November 19) is the League Of Legends World Championship Remaining 2023, a reside viewing of the web recreation’s competitors, from Piece Of Magic. 

Different releases embrace the documentary Tish, releasing by way of Trendy Movies whereas Parkland Leisure is opening French-language drama Driving Madeline and Kova has household musical Journey To Bethlehem. Disney’s The Marvels is the important thing holdover title to be careful for.

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