With just four days left until The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 hits theaters, and brings the lucrative Hunger Games franchise to a close, Lionsgate has released a new TV spot and photos from this highly-anticipated sequel. The footage shows Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) preparing for war against the nefarious President Snow (Donald Sutherland), as the fate of the entire nation of Panem rests in her hands. Given the level of anticipation for this action-packed sequel, it's possible that it could break a few box office records this weekend
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 will go up against Sony's The Night Before and STX Entertainment's Secret in Their Eyes this Friday. The Hunger Games franchise has taken audiences by storm around the world, grossing more than $2.2 billion at the global box office. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 now brings the franchise to its powerful final chapter in which Katniss Everdeen realizes the stakes are no longer just for survival - they are for the future.
With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends - including Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Finnick (Sam Claflin) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) - Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to liberate the citizens of Panem, and stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Peter Craig and Danny Strong and features an acclaimed cast including Academy Award-winner Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Academy Award-winner Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone with Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland reprising their original roles from The Hunger Games and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The impressive lineup is joined by The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 co-stars Academy Award-winner Julianne Moore, Mahershala Ali, Natalie Dormer, Wes Chatham, Elden Henson and Evan Ross.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 was set to reign as the top-grossing movie at the box office, before American Sniper took theaters by storm and pulled off an upset. This year, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 will not only go up against current champ Jurassic World, the third highest-grossing movie of all time, but also the most anticipated movie of the year, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Despite a current dry spell, the end of 2015 could provide some major box office fireworks. While we wait and see how The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 fares in theaters, take a look at this TV spot and new images from this franchise finale, arriving in theaters November 20.