Global Box Office: $1.4 billion
Lawrence starred in two giant blockbuster hits this year: Mockingjay and X-Men: Days Of Future Past. With another Hunger Games movie on tap for 2015 she’ll continue to be big at the box office.
Jennifer Lawrence: Oscar-winner, philanthropist and now top-20 pop star.
The actress’ recording of “The Hanging Tree” has landed at No. 14 on the Official U.K. Singles Chart, published Sunday, and it’s new at No. 12 on ARIA’s Australian Top 50 Singles Chart.
The song appears on the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1, which has been omnipresent since it enjoyed its world premiere Nov. 10 at the Odeon cinema in London’s Leicester Square.
“The Hanging Tree” has outperformed expectations for its first week on the U.K. sales chart. The song, performed by James Newton Howard featuring Lawrence, had shaped for a solid chart berth when the Official Charts Company announced it had come in at No. 29 on the mid-week sales.
Lawrence stars as Katniss Everdeen in the dystopian Hunger Games films. The latest in the series is dominating the U.K. box office, scoring the year’s biggest opening weekend with $19.9 million.
Lawrence is hoping to replicate her chart success in the U.S. She’s aiming for a top-40 bow with “The Hanging Tree” on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.
The song was written by Suzanne Collins (author of The Hunger Gamesseries of books) and The Lumineers’ Jeremiah Fraites and Wesley Schultz. It’s heard in the film first as an a cappella performance by Lawrence (in character as Katniss), before she is joined by a choir and an orchestra.
Jennifer Lawrence is aiming to score her first hit single on Billboard’s charts.
The Academy Award-winning actress is heading for the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with “The Hanging Tree,” from her film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part I.
Industry forecasters suggest the song, performed by James Newton Howard featuring Lawrence, may sell upwards of 150,000 downloads in the U.S. in the week ending Nov. 30. The song was released as part of Howard’s score album for Mockingjay, which was released on Nov. 24.
That sales figure alone should be enough to enable the song’s debut in the top 40 of the Hot 100, the top 10 of which will be revealed on Wednesday (Dec. 3). (The Hot 100 blends sales, airplay and streaming data to rank the 100 most popular songs of the week.)
“The Hanging Tree” was written by Suzanne Collins (author of The Hunger Games series of books) and The Lumineers’ Jeremiah Fraites and Wesley Schultz. The song is heard in the film first as an a cappella performance by Lawrence (in character as Katniss Everdeen), before she is joined by a choir and an orchestra.
Lawrence recently discussed her unlikely turn as a singer on the Nov. 11 edition of The Late Show With David Letterman. “I do not like singing in front of other people. It’s like my biggest fear. I cried on set that day,” she told host Letterman. “That was awful.”
It’s been a long, strange ride for Jennifer Lawrence since joining The Hunger Games franchise. After all, when she signed on to the adaptation, she was an ingénue with little more on her resume than her Oscar nomination for the 2011 noir Winter’s Bone. Since then, she’s won an Academy Award for Silver Linings Playbook and was nominated again last year for American Hustle.
It’s almost the end of Jennifer Lawrence’s role as The Hunger Games’ head rebel, Katniss Everdeen. And although filming has wrapped for the series, fans are still waiting to see the action play out in the penultimate film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.
On Jimmy Fallon, Liam said you chewed garlic and onions before the kissing scenes…
I wouldn’t say that—I just wouldn’t think so much about the kissing. I would just kind of eat whatever I wanted; I think the onions that you were referring to was that I just had a sandwich with mustard and raw red onion.
How are you like your character?
I always get nervous making comparisons because Katniss is the leader of a rebellion that changes the world and I’m not. [I’m] just chilling.
What is something you learned about yourself that surprised you?
[Referencing Liam Hemsworth] I guess the thing that surprised me is that I would never expect to ever have a man this good-looking ever be my best friend. I just would never assume those things could happen, but he is. He’s the most wonderful, lovable, family-oriented, sweet, hilarious, amazing guy. He actually taught me how to be fair and to stand up for myself. It’s my biggest weakness: negotiating. I’m a wimp about standing up for myself and Liam is always fair. He’s always on time, he’s always doing his job, and he’s good about making sure that things stay fair. He’s teaching me to toughen up a little bit. That was important, I need that.
A lot of people look up to you, what’s that pressure like?
I have an amazing group of people around me. I surround myself with “no” people. They will tell me, ‘Stop doing that’ or ‘You look terrible’—honest, real people. My publicists I’ve had since I was 16 years old, they watched me grow up and they know me and they do love me; my agent, I’ve had since I was 17. I have an amazing group of friends that are not in the business that I’ve been friends with for years before any of this happened that I trust. Something strange does happen that you don’t expect. A very tiny thing that makes a big emotional difference is just the way people look at you. Because I don’t feel any different and so sometimes when you go out and you see the way that people look at you, it makes you feel alienated and kind of odd. So I try to surround myself with people that never look at me that way, never fake laugh at my jokes.
For the last day of filming were you thinking that it would be really emotional?
It’s complicated because it was such a long shoot. It’s hard and exhausting, so there was a part of wanting to wrap so we could give our bodies a break but realizing that it was over that we weren’t coming back. It was complicated, a mix of feelings. It was relief on one end because we were exhausted, but just so sad. We’re still best friends with each other, and we talk to each other all the time—way too much—but it’s different. If all I had was this friendship with Josh and Liam—if that’s all I ever got from this—I would consider it a blessing. Our lives changed together and we had each other.
Check out the release dates revealed until now for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2!
Netherlands 18 November 2015
Czech Republic 19 November 2015
Germany 19 November 2015
Denmark 19 November 2015
Croatia 19 November 2015
Hungary 19 November 2015
Italy 19 November 2015
Brazil 20 November 2015
UK 20 November 2015
Ireland 20 November 2015
Mexico 20 November 2015
Romania 20 November 2015
Sweden 20 November 2015
USA 20 November 2015
France 25 November 2015
It might have been a pretty dramatic week for Jennifer Lawrence after all those nude photos were leaked by a hacker, but who cares about all that because as further proof that she’s still queen of the world, she’s just been awarded her very own Guinness World Record.
As a nice, big two fingers up at all that drama, this time Jen’s in the news for her talent as an actor after she broke the word record for the highest grossing movie heroine in her role as Katniss Everdeen.
There might only be two movies in the franchise out so far, but J-Law has already smashed the record, with The Hunger Games franchise grossing a whopping £928 million internationally.
She’s not the only celeb whose name has made it into the 2015 edition of the Guinness World Records book and Miley Cyrus is in there as the most searched for popstar on the internet while Shakira is officially the most liked person on Facebook.
Jennifer Lawrence’s name can be added to the list of stars who have had nude pics of themselves leaked. The 24-year-old Hunger Games star’s phone was apparently hacked, and the photos appeared online over the weekend.
A spokesperson for Lawrence has issued the following statement to The Hollywood Reporter: “This is a flagrant violation of privacy. The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence.”
The images first appeared on the image sharing site 4Chan, and Lawrence was not the only victim: Nude images purportedly of Ariana Grande, Kirsten Dunst, Victoria Justice, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Kate Upton also surfaced on the website.
It is with great pride that Mokko announces the completion of their work on Susanne Bier’s latest dramatic opus, Serena. The Oscar-winning filmmaker and her team turned to our studio to produce a number of visual effects to bring this thrilling, depression-era drama to life.
Based on a celebrated novel by author Ron Rash, Serena tells the story of a timber tycoon whose life is unexpectedly turned upside down when his wife receives news that she is unable to bear children. The film stars Bradley Cooper (The Hangover, Guardians of the Galaxy) and Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook, The Hunger Games).
This marks the second time this year that Mokko works on a film featuring Lawrence, with X-Men: Days of Future Past having been released this summer.
The Mokko team employed various skills and expertise in creating the film’s visual effects, including work in compositing, matte painting, 3D integration, digital makeup, cleanup and removal.
Serena is scheduled for release later in the year. The film is
produced by 2929 Productions, Chockstone Pictures and Nick Weschler
Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Elizabeth Banks are celebrating the 100 day countdown to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1!
Bradley Cooper talks about Jennifer and their movie “Serena”:
SJM: With Serena, does it seem surreal to be working on your third film with Jennifer Lawrence?
COOPER: Jennifer is such a wonderful girl. We’ve had so much fun working together and I’m so proud of her success. She’s one of the most down-to-earth and unpretentious individuals you could ever meet, and it’s such a pleasure to spend time with her. Jennifer is incredibly talented and she’s one of those natural performers who are instinctively good at what they do.
SJM: How did Serena come about?
COOPER: Serena was a fluke, really. Jennifer was attached to it when we were doing Silver Linings. And then I looked at it, and I knew Susanne (Bier), and it was, “Why don’t we just do this together?”
SJM: Have you and Jennifer developed a kind of acting shorthand together?
COOPER: (Laughs) It’s much easier when you have a natural rapport with another actor, and Jennifer and I both know each other so well that we don’t need to think too much about our scenes together. Bier is also an exceptional director and if you look at her films you can see how much sensitivity she brings to the characters in her films. I learned a lot from working with her and I think Jennifer also appreciated being able to be part of this kind of a story.