'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' Dominates Weekend Box Office But Hits Franchise Low Numbers
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 nabbed the biggest opening box office of the year with a record $123 million!
The film – which stars Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Banks, Natalie Dormer, Sam Claflin, and more, hit a franchise low, however. Catching Fire opened to $158 million on the same weekend last year, and The Hunger Games opened with $152.5 in March of 2012, THR reports. The film still brought in a lot of money, making $152 million total including international markets!
Big Hero 6 came in at number 2 at the box office with $20.1 million brought in.
Interstellar, in its third week at the box office, took in $15 million. Rounding out the top five were Dumb and Dumber To, which brought in $13.8 million and Gone Girl, which has made a total of $156 million domestically.