Yesterday was a gigantic day for AMC Theatres as fans all across the globe anxiously placed their orders for the epic return to Panem. Yesterday marked the first day fans could purchase advanced tickets to ‘THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1’ and it seemed everyone was ready.

According to the company fans “shattered” AMC’s first-day ticket sales record, securing their spot to see the first part of the final Hunger Games chapter, with many opting to get caught up on the story with The Hunger Games Marathon at AMC on Thursday, Nov. 20.

“The response, both from those wanting to see the marathon and guests excited for the premiere, is incredible and unprecedented,” said Elizabeth Frank, executive vice president and chief content and programming officer. “We’re already adding showtimes at AMC locations that are selling out, and we’ll continue to add as many showtimes as possible to accommodate this record-setting opening-weekend demand.”

The Hunger Games Marathon, available at 250 AMC locations, begins at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20 and allows guests the opportunity to relive the action and suspense of the original HUNGER GAMES and THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE before seeing THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1 before it’s released to the general public.

Guests attending The Hunger Games marathon at AMC will receive an exclusive Hunger Games Mockingjay Pin poster while supplies last, with some limited-edition Katniss posters also handed out randomly. All marathon guests will receive a collectable event lanyard. Tickets for The Hunger Games Marathon at AMC are on sale now online and at participating locations.

Tickets are also on sale online and at participating box offices for the opening weekend of THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1. The movie opens nationwide at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20.

With shows to the marathon and the premiere of THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1 selling out at AMC locations around the country, guests are encouraged to get their tickets soon. Ticket price varies by location and presentation format. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit