It sounds like the odds are DEFINITELY in Jennifer Lawrence’s favour, as it’s been revealed that she’s made history with The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, by becoming the first film with a solo-female lead role to top the Box Office for FOUR DECADES.
As if the bow and arrow wasn’t enough, Jen has made sure that Katniss Everdeen is definitely a girl to be reckoned with by landing the film into the top spot - a move which hasn’t been seen in the film industry since 1973. Basically the caveman days, really.
Catching Fire hit cinemas towards the end of 2013 and made a quite frankly gob-dropping $409.4 million while in the piccies, leaving Iron Man 3 which earned $409 million trailing in second place after ticket sales were totted up.
The CEO of Lionsgate, John Feltheimer, released a statement about the amazing achievement, saying: "The 'Hunger Game's franchise continues to evolve into a truly global phenomenon.”
"The success of 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' is a testament to the vision of author Suzanne Collins, the sure hand of director Francis Lawrence, the brilliant performances of a remarkably talented cast led by the amazing Jennifer Lawrence...”, he added.
We’d say FOUR FOR YOU J-LAW, but we’ve given her four so many times that she probably hasn’t got room for any more. She might have to boot the Oscar out to make room.
Katniss in Catching Fire is the first leading female character to land the top Box Office spot in a whopping four whole decades, with the previous leading lady movie being The Exorcist in 1973. Pah, Katniss could have kicked her ass no problem.
Anyone else feeling all GIRL POWER after hearing that amazing news? Impressed by Jennifer’s amazing achievement? Can you believe it’s been so long since a girl topped the chart?