'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2' Sets China Release Date

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Chinese audiences will see the Jennifer Lawrence starrer starting Nov. 20, simultaneous with the U.S. and worldwide release.

Lionsgate is partnering with the China Film Group to release The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2 in China on Nov. 20, simultaneous with a worldwide release of the Jennifer Lawrence starrer.

The indie studio will also host a first-ever Chinese premiere for the fourth Hunger Games installment on Nov. 12. For the release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1, Chinese audiences had to wait to see Katniss' struggle against the Capitol until January 2015, well after the Nov. 22, 2014, domestic release.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2, imported by China Film Group’s Import Export Co. and jointly distributed by China Film Group and Huaxia, along with Lionsgate’s promotional partner, Talent International, will be released in China in both 3D and 2D, with dubbed and subtitled prints.

The fourth installment of the Hunger Games franchise will also be released domestically and in 86 territories worldwide as part of the biggest movie rollout ever by Lionsgate.

"The Hunger Games franchise has evolved into a truly global phenomenon, and we’re thrilled to introduce Mockingjay 2 to its millions of Chinese fans with a launch that celebrates its status as a special and memorable event," Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-chairs Patrick Wachsberger and Rob Friedman said Thursday in a statement.

The Hunger Games franchise has to date grossed more than $2.3 billion at the global box office, and the trilogy of Hunger Games books has sold more than 82 million copies around the world.

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