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‘Mockingjay 2’ dominates weekend box office despite franchise low opening

Mockingjay 2

Photo courtesy of Lions Gate Films

Imagine a film having an opening weekend of more than $100 million and still being considered somewhat of a disappointment.

That is precisely the predicament that Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 is in though it made easy work of its box office competition and is a hit with fans who have given it an A- on feedback site CinemaScore. Despite a quite impressive $101 million take, which is good enough for the fifth best open of the year, the total also marks the lowest opening for an HG movie in franchise history.

Mockingjay 2’s arrival handily knocked out the reigning number one film, Spectre, which took in another $14.6 million to claim the number two spot this week. The Peanuts Movie fell to number three earning another $12.8 million. Debuting at number four this week with a $10.1 million take is the ensemble comedy The Night Before, which stars Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Anthony Mackie. And rounding out the top five is another debut, the sleeper hit of a thriller, The Secret In Their Eyes, which stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman, and Julia Roberts, and claimed a modest take of $6.6 million.

For the full weekend top 10, check out the list below:

1. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay 2 – $101M

2. Spectre – $14.6M

3. The Peanuts Movie – $12.8M

4. The Night Before– $10.1M

5. The Secret In Their Eyes – $6.6M

6. Love The Coopers  – $3.9M

7. The Martian – $3.7M

8. Spotlight $3.6M

9. The 33   – $2.2M

10. Bridge of Spies  $1.9M



2 Comments

  1. Nigg.Newton on November 23, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    Nothing worth SEEING — the series is TOO BORING!

  2. Kandie J Mack on November 23, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    Veryyyy Boring!!!