The Hunger Games’ ‘Mockingjay Part 1’ soared to the box office top spot in its opening weekend, earning the movie $123 million two days after it premiered.
The third sequel to the hit franchise has already proven to be a success a third time around while it was also revealed that Hunger Games’ latest film has had the biggest opening week this year, and movie critics strongly believe it’ll stay that way.
Unfortunately, ‘Mockingjay’ made $30million less than when it took in $158.1million with ‘Catching Fire’ while ‘Hunger Games’ opened with a solid $152.5 million two years ago.
A $30million difference isn’t too heavy, especially since ‘Mockingjay Part 2’ will conclude the story where it’s most likely that it’ll have the strongest opening weekend of all films. Would it crazy to even stress that it may have a bigger opening weekend than ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2’?
I don’t think so.
Further down the line, we see entries from ‘Big Hero 6’ as it opens with sales of $20.1million while Anne Hathaway’s ‘Interstellar’ manages to pull in another $15.1 million. ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ snags $13.8 million for the fourth place on the chart as movies such as ‘Gone Girl’ and ‘Beyond the Lights’ conclude the top ten list on the box office chart.
It does beg the question whether ‘Mockingjay Part 1’ and its slightly below sales should worry the production team. It’s a given fact that with Black Friday around the corner and people gearing up for their Christmas shopping, not everyone has the spare cash to go see a movie for $17.
Currently, ‘Mockingjay Part 2’ is expected to hit cinemas November 2015 — the same month again. August and September seem like a much more convenient time for the conclusion of the film to hit cinemas as opposed to November.
But whatever the case may be, Hunger Games holds the strongest opening weekend sales of this year, and that alone is an achievement.