Will the odds ever be in The Hunger Games franchise's favor?
All signs point to yes, given that the first two movies grossed more than $1.5 billion. The third chapter, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, arrives in theaters Friday and features returning stars Elizabeth Banks, Sam Claflin, Woody Harrelson, Liam Hemsworth, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Josh Hutcherson, Jennifer Lawrence, Willow Shields, Donald Sutherland, Stanley Tucci and Jeffrey Wright.
In addition to being a hit at the box office, The Hunger Games and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire premiered to rave reviews. Did its follow-up—the third of four movies—meet or exceed expectations?
Here's what critics have to say about The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1: