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'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.

Jennifer Lawrence Sings 'Hanging Tree' in 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' - Listen Now!

Check out Jennifer Lawrence showing off her vocals in the song “The Hanging Tree” from her upcoming film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1!

The 24-year-old actress’ character Katniss learned the song from her father.

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Jen was not happy she had to sing it all day long. She cried a little bit in the morning,” director Francis Lawrence shared during an AOL Build interview.

In case you didn’t know, “The Hanging Tree” is written by The Lumineers.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Jennifer Lawrence’s singing in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1?


Jennifer Lawrence – ‘Hanging Tree’

'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' Cast Share Their Favorite Jennifer Lawrence Stories - Watch Now!

It seems that every person to work with Jennifer Lawrence has the funniest Jennifer Lawrence stories – so The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 cast each sat down to tell their favorite story about the Oscar winning star of the franchise!

Elizabeth Banks, Natalie Dormer, Julianne Moore, Donald Sutherland, Sam Claflin, and director Francis Lawrence all participated in the video and told some funny and touching stories from filming.

“I think seeing her yesterday for the first time in a while, one of the first things she said was ‘Have you farted?’ I was like ‘What? No!’ Who greets someone who you haven’t seen for months, with that!?” Sam said. “That girl is pure, honest, raw amazingness.”

Watch the rest below.

Philip Seymour Hoffman Appears in Brand New 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' Clip - Watch Now!

Plutarch (Philip Seymour Hoffman) participates in a meeting about Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence)’s biggest strengths in this brand new clip from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1!

The clip also features Woody Harrelson as Haymitch, Elizabeth Banks as Effie, Liam Hemsworth as Gale, and Julianne Moore as President Coin.

“Let’s everybody think of one incident where Katniss Everdeen genuinely moved you,” Haymitch asks the group. Luckily, Effie comes through with some answers. Watch below!

Don’t forget – Mockingjay hits theaters on November 21!

WHAT DO YOU THINK of this new look at the film?


The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Clip

Jennifer Lawrence Got Pranked Big Time on the 'Mockingjay' Set!

Jennifer Lawrence switches up her look to a chic black dress for the after party for the premiere of her film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 on Monday (November 17) in Los Angeles.

The 24-year-old actress’ co-stars Natalie Dormer and Elizabeth Banks also changed up their fashion. Check out Jennifer‘s gorgeous premiere dress in case you missed it last night!

On set, Jennifer got pranked big time by Jeffrey Wright, who plays Beetee. He gave her a Tiffany’s jewelry box, but instead of putting jewels inside, he filled it with live crickets!

“It was the most awful combination of feelings in the world,” Jennifer told ET. “It was like, Tiffany’s!? Jeffrey! You didn’t have to do that! And then I opened it… it was awful. And they were in my trailer for months, I couldn’t get them out.”

Also pictured inside: Patina Miller, who plays Commander Paylor, at the premiere earlier in the evening.

FYI: Jennifer is wearing an Altuzarra dress and jacket and Roger Vivier shoes and bag. Natalie is wearing Dion Lee and Pomellato jewels. Elizabeth is wearing a David Koma dress, Elie Saab shoes, and Jimmy Choo clutch.

10+ pictures inside of Jennifer Lawrence and more at the after party… More Here! »

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Liam Hemsworth & Josh Hutcherson Buddy Up at 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' Los Angeles Premiere!

Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson are dashing in suits while hitting the premiere of their latest film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Monday (November 17) in Los Angeles.

The guys were joined by their co-star Sam Claflin, who posed on the red carpet with his wife Laura Haddock.

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“I hear I was just on the X factor? That’s the closest I’ll ever get to singing… Best of luck to “Only The Young”. Rockstars! @OTYOfficial,” Sam recently tweeted.

FYI: Liam is wearing Dolce&Gabbana with Mezlan shoes.

10+ pictures inside of Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson at The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 premiere… More Here! »

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Natalie Dormer & Donald Sutherland Get Dressed Up For 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' Los Angeles Premiere!

Natalie Dormer is smashing in yellow at the premiere of her latest film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Monday (November 17) in Los Angeles.

The 32-year-old actress was joined by her co-stars Donald Sutherland and Willow Shields.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Natalie Dormer

The night before, Natalie showed off her natural beauty while touching down at LAX Airport after flying in from New York City.

FYI: Willow is wearing a Christian Siriano dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes, and Jason of Beverly Hills jewelry. Natalie is wearing Pomellato jewels and Sophia Webster shoes.

20+ pictures inside of Natalie Dormer at The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 premiere… More Here! »

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