‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire' tickets go on sale October 1

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Liam Hemsworth introduces a clip from "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards in Culver City, California
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By Brent Lang

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Tickets to "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" will go on sale beginning October 1, Lionsgate said Friday.

For fans with a stopwatch in hand, the frenzied buying will kick off at noon ET/9 a.m. PT. The film opens on November 22.

To get moviegoers in that Panem state of mind, Lionsgate has debuted the first song from the official "Catching Fire" soundtrack, a Coldplay track called "Atlas," available for download on iTunes.

And to register their feverish anticipation, fans of the hit film are being encouraged by the company to use the hashtag #TickTock12 across all social media this week.

"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson and Philip Seymour Hoffman. It's directed by Francis Lawrence — taking over from Gary Ross, who guided the first movie to roughly $700 million at the worldwide box office.

The film takes up with Katniss Everdeen after she has survived a series of gladiatorial contests, with her fighting spirit stirring the first embers of rebellion among the dispossessed members of her futuristic society.

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