And it’s the endgame! It’s that time of the year where the finish line is in sight, and some of the bigger blockbusters have been saved for last. Surprising no one, the next chapter in The Hunger Games saga took the number one slot.
With the biggest debut of the year, The Hunger Games: Mockinjay Part 1 took an easy lead with $123 million earned from 4151 screens. That total knocks Transformers 4 down a peg, and possibly proves that there may indeed be a god. The downside to this however, is that Mockinjay is down 22% from the debut opening of the previous film, Catching Fire, which opened with $158 million, and even lower than the first film which made $152 million on its first weekend. Still, there’s going to be a ton of coin made on this film, even if it does make distributor Lionsgate slightly less richer.
Here’sa look at how everyone else did over the weekend, with the estimates below:
- The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One – $123 Million
- Big Hero 6 – $20.8 Million
- Interstellar – $15.1 Million
- Dumb and Dumber To – $13.8 Million
- Gone Girl – $2.8 Million
- Beyond The Lights – $2.6 Million
- St Vincent – $2.3 Million
- Fury – $2.3 Million
- Birdman – $1.9 Million
- The Theory Of Everything – $1.5 Million
Top ten departures this week include Oujia and Nightcrawler. The spooky Ouija made a damn good profit off of a $5 million budget, earning $67 million worldwide. Meanwhile, the Jake Gyllenhal starring Nightcrawler will probably live on to earn some cult-favourite bucks down the line when it hits home media, as this film earned a rather impressive $33.4 million internationally from a budget of $8.5 million.
Last Updated: November 24, 2014