As we know, Mockingjay, the third book in The Hunger Games trilogy will be split into two movies. Now LA Times is reporting that Lionsgate will shoot both parts back-to-back.
It’s all in a report about the profitability of Catching Fire with Lionsgate saying that it expects to make less profit on The Hunger Games sequel then rebound with Mockingjay.
It’s reported that The Hunger Games cost around $100 million to make and will bring in around $300 million in profit to Lionsgate.
While they don’t say how much they plan to spend on Catching Fire, Lionsgate executives agree that with a bigger budget, it’s not likely to make as much money on the second movie. But that should all change when the Mockingjay comes along.
Execs say they expect the average budget for the Mockingjay movies to be lower than Catching Fire and with lower costs, profitability will be back up again.
You can read the report here