Watch the first three deleted scenes from “Mockingjay pt 1”

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With the release of the 3rd movie in The Hunger Games series, Mockingjay pt 1, getting ready to be released on DVD and Blu-Ray, new footage from the extra features have been popping up on the internet, including some scenes that didn’t quite make it into the movie.

Hypable has released three of the clips on their website to give you a little preview of some of the stuff that we can expect.

In the first clip, Katniss is getting ready to go off and start the rebellion (probably right before she goes to visit the hospital) and Effie comes in and kicks out the make up crew. She then talks with Katniss about how they are doing it for Cinna.

In the second clip, Haymitch and Katniss clear the air about what happened with Peeta in the arena before he reminds her that he’s still alive and they can save him. We all knew that Katniss was angry with Haymitch for leaving him and this is one scene that looks to be word for word how it happened in the book. It is sad to not see this one in the movie.

In the final clip released so far, Snow has a heart-to-heart with Peeta about the war and how he’s the only one that can stop it. Of course, this is at the beginning of his time being captive and doesn’t quite see the dangers of him being there is.

About a month ago, Mockingjay pt 1 took the title for the highest grossing film of 2014 with it’s $333.2 box office (as of right now) which would make it the second year in a row that The Hunger Games series topped the box office.

Mockingjay pt 1 is set to be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on March 3rd and is currently available for pre-order on Amazon, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, and Target. Target has a special edition of the movie (like they did for Catching Fire) so that might be the way to go if you are a fan of the behind the scenes stuff.

What did you think of the deleted scenes?

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“Mockingjay” moves past “Guardians” to become highest grossing film in 2014

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It is official. The third movie of the Hunger Games series, Mockingjay pt 1, has moved to the top of the box office chart for 2014, beating out Guardians of the Galaxy. Lionsgate announced Wednesday that Mockingjay pt 1 now has earned $333.2 million moving just past Guardians which only had $333.1 million.

With Mockingjay grabbing the top spot for 2014, it set two more records. This marks the first time that a franchise held the top spot at the box office for consecutive years. The second movie, Catching Fire, was the top grossing movie in 2013 with $424 million. The series will have a hard time to three-peat as 2015 is going to be a tough year to win with the latest Star Wars, Avengers, and Fast and Furious movies coming out this year.

This also marked a record for a female-lead box office. The last time a female lead the top selling movie was in 1973 with the Exorcist which starred Ellen Burstyn. Jennifer Lawrence not only did it in 2013 but again in 2014. And while the series is going to have a stuff competition for the final movie of the series, it’s still going to be one of the top movies of 2015.

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While the movie broke those records, it’s still the lowest box office out of the three movies in the series and likely will remain there. The first Hunger Games was able to take in $408 million in 2012 but, like this year, had tough competition. It had to compete against The Avengers and the last of the Dark Knight series, The Dark Knight rises.

As a reward for the loyal fans, Lionsgate announced the pre-order for the Mockingjay pt 1 DVD or Blue-Ray along with the features that we can expect to find on the disk, which are an 8-part feature documentary, tribute to Phillip Seymour Hoffman, deleted scenes, and a first look at Insurgent. The release is set to come out March 1st.

How many times did you see Mockingjay pt 1?

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Top 5 movies from 2014

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#5. Mockingjay Pt 1
Out: 11/21
Box office: $  (still in theaters)

Lionsgate pulled the Harry Potter and split the finale into two. Fans were nervous because the book didn’t really call for it, but director Francis Lawrence was able to make a movie and prove why the finale needed two full films. All the actors stepped up for this movie and (unlike some other movie series that we have seen) you can tell that the actors are enjoying doing this movie and want to do the film justice. The movie sets up the final movie (set to come out next year) and gives the fans something to look forward to.

#4. The Lego Movie
Out: 2/7
Box office: $257.7 million

This movie is one of those movies that sounds bad in theory but when you see it unfold on the big screen, you wonder why you ever thought that. The movie had everything that you can expect in a family film and was able to make a big box office during a slow time of the year.

#3. Guardians of the Galaxy
Out: 8/1
Box office: $331.9 million

This was perhaps the surprise hit of the year. We all knew that Marvel knows how to do movies. They’ve got plenty of movies to support that, but this was the first movie of a lesser known comic. But did it produce.

The movie set the standard for the box office and held the title of for top box office for a couple of months. The next movie is no doubt going to be even more epic then this one was and shows just why Marvel is the best at making super-hero movies.

#2. The Fault in Our Stars
Out: 6/6
Box office: $124.8 million

In what is easily one of the best movies to come out this year. It tells a story of two lost souls that connect over their disease and embark on a forbidden romance because they both know that it may not turn out good for them in the end.

Ansel Elgort and Shailene Woodley captured that beautiful essence from John Green’s book and was able to bring these characters to life. They make you laugh, cry, and really connect to them. It’s the reason why this movie is going to be this generations The Notebook.

#1. Captain America: Winter Soldier
Out: 4/4
Box office: $259.7 million

In the second movie with Captain America as the lead, Steve Rogers adjusts to the events that happened during The Avengers and life back in DC. He’s trying to figure out who is a friend and a foe and it shows he has more foes then friends. We get to meet _ in this one and it’s one of the many highlights of this movie. What makes this story stand out, is that it’s just a great story. It really develops the overall story that Marvel has been working on and sets up for what we can expect in The Avengers 2. If you are not excited to this movie after watching Winter Soldier, then there is seriously something wrong with you.

*other notables: Maleficent, Think Like a Man Too, A Million Ways to Die in the West, The Purge: Anarchy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, Divergent, The Maze Runner, If I Stay, The Amazing Spider-man 2

What was your favorite movie this year?

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“The Hobbit” beats out two other new movies at the box office

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There were three new movies that came out this weekend and they were the top three movies at the box office. It is no surprise that the latest Hobbit movie is the one that tops them all.

The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies had a strong opening bringing in an estimated $56.2 million. This is the lowest opening for any Hobbit movie. In this trilogy, the box office has gone down with each movie as fans are not as excited to see these movies as they were to see the original trilogy.

The third Museum movie, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb came in the second spot with an estimated $17.3 million. This sequel once again proves why sequels sometimes aren’t’ the best idea. It premiered way lower then the first two and isn’t likely to have the same box office as the first two movies.

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The latest remake of Annie took in an estimated $16.3 million. This feel-good movie is a good movie for the whole family to see. It should do ok at the box office but don’t expect a big box office.

Rounding up the top five is Exodus: Gods and Kings took in an estimated $8 million and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay pt 1 with an estimated $7.7 million.

For the rest of the list, you can go here.

As the year comes to the end, there will be a battle each week at the box office as the movies will duke it out for the top spot.

What movie did you see this weekend?

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“Mockingjay” falls to “Exodus” at the box office

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There were two big name movies that came out this weekend and both movies were able to get into the top five with one of them knocking out Mockingjay pt 1 from the top for the first time in four weeks.

Christian Bale’s new movie, Exodus: Gods and Kings premieres at the top spot with an estimated $24.5 million. The movie falls way below what is expected of the movie and shouldn’t fair that well at the box office. Especially with the tough competition coming out in the coming weeks.

Mockingjay pt 1 finally falls from the top spot at the box office only bringing an estimated $13.2 million. The movie starting to slow down with the numbers but is still on pace to be the top grossing movie this year. But is no where near where the other two movies are for box office totals.

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Dropping to number three is Penguins of Madagascar with an estimated $58.8 million. The movie has a 72% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes but it hasn’t been enough to help the movie get some money at the box office.

The other new movie to come out this week, Top Five, just misses beating Penguins with an estimated $7.2 million. Big Hero 6 rounds out the top five with an estimated $6.1 million.

For the rest of the box office, you can go here.

What movie did you see this weekend?

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“Mockingjay” remains at the top spot for the box office

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There was only one big movie to come out this week and no movie was able to take down the top spot from Mockingjay pt 1.

Mockingjay Pt 1 takes the top spot for the third straight week with an estimated $21.6 million. The movie has had a good time at the box office already reading $257 million in just three weeks and should cross the $300 million mark by the end of the month, challenging Guardians of the Galaxy for the highest grossing film of 2014.

Penguins of Madagascar stays in the same spot in the box office bringing in an estimated $11.1 million in it’s 2nd week. The movie is highly underachieving it’s goal at the box office and still has a long way to go to reach it’s $132 million budget.

Horrible Bosses 2 moves up in the charts bringing in an estimated $8.6 million. Another movie that is underachieving, proving that sometimes sequels are not a good thing.

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Rounding up the top five is Big Hero 6 with an estimated $8.1 million and becoming the 2nd highest grossing animated film this year behind The Lego Movie. Interstellar was able to bring in an estimated $8 million over the weekend. The one movie to come out this week, The Pyramid, took in an estimated $1.3 million.

For the rest of the box office, you can go here.

What movie did you see this weekend?

 

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New radio version of “Mockingjay pt 1” song “The Hanging Tree” released

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With the success that “The Hanging Tree” has been getting on iTunes, a pop version has been released with the hopes that it can find its way on to the radio.  You can listen to it by going here.

“The Hanging Tree” is song by the Mockingjay star, Jennifer Lawrence (aka Katniss) and she sings the song at a time of the movie when the rebellion needed another spark. It did just that, as it lead to another rebellious fight against The Capital.

The song means a lot to the movie as it’s a sullen song that went with the tone of the movie, but this pop version is more upbeat and can easily be played a club somewhere. This comes as a shocker to the fans of the book and the movies as they love the song (even though Jennifer Lawrence hated singing it) and

“The Hanging Tree” premiered on the #12 on the Billboard Top 100 and #2 on the Digital chart. It could easily grab the top spot by next week. Right now, the song is only available on iTunes and you can go here to buy your copy of the song.

What do you think of the pop version of “The Hanging Tree”?

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