609 days. That’s how long we’ve been waiting for The Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire to hit theaters.

Now, finally, it’s time to talk about the film with fellow fans!

In America, many theaters began screening the movie starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, and Woody Harrelson at 8 p.m. local time. By midnight, all theaters had it running at regular intervals.

A total of 4,163 theaters in the United States have the film this weekend. According to Fandango, ticket sales for Catching Fire top any other movie this year. It is projected to make north of $175 million opening weekend, but we suspect that great word of mouth will push it a bit further.

Haven’t purchased your tickets yet? Get ‘em now!

As of 6 p.m. eastern Thursday evening, Catching Fire scored a 92% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 139 reviews.

Hypable’s original ‘Catching Fire’ coverage

- Our Catching Fire review
- Our 5 favorite scenes in the movie
- 22 reasons why Peeta Mellark is the best fictional boyfriend
- 15 reasons why it’s okay to be Team Gale
- Our interview with Beetee actor Jeffrey Wright
- 15 GIFs that perfectly explain your Catching Fire feelings
- Infographic: You know you’re a Hunger Games fan when…
- 10 Catching Fire quotes that must be in the movie

Open thread: What’d you think of ‘Catching Fire’? Hit the comments with your review and discuss the film with fellow fans!