Weekend Box Office
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part Two caught fire at the box office, bringing in $102.67 million. It’s an expectedly large gross for the November blockbuster, but the internet will be quick to point out that it is the lowest opening weekend of the series, which is odd for it being marketed as the grand finale. The series peaked, financially, with Catching Fire back in 2013, and the success of that transferred over to the next in the series, Mockingjay – Part One. Given the mixed to fairly positive reception of that film, it probably should’ve been expected Part Two wouldn’t have performed as huge, series finale or not.
Huge expectations aside, Mockingjay – Part Two is the fifth biggest opening of the year so far and eighth largest November opening.
SPECTRE dropped to the second spot with $15.04 million. The film dropped significantly thanks to Katniss Everdeen, but still managed to pull through with a modest earning. The film has grossed a total of $154.15 million, domestically.
Following at the third spot is The Peanuts Movie with $13.20 million. With a $99.35 domestic total, the film is almost at the $100 million mark, and it will most likely make its way there before Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur opens this week. That’s some good business, Charlie Brown.
The Night Before grossed $9.88 million in the three nights before today. The new Jonathan Levine directed, Rogen/Gordon-Levitt comedy opened lower than earlier expectations, but a Holiday-themed comedy will almost absolutely be able to hold strong throughout the Holiday season.
Rounding out the top five is The Secret in their Eyes with $6.65 million. Ultimately, the cast that includes Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman, and Julia Roberts wasn’t enough to save this film from the mixed reception.
Over the weekend, the world rallied behind Katniss Everdeen to give the film a $146 million opening weekend overseas. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part Two’s worldwide total is currently at $248.67 million.
SPECTRE unsurprisingly remained strong over the weekend (even against The Hunger Games) as it grossed $65.7 million. SPECTRE has grossed $678.15 million worldwide.
I got 5/5 from last week’s predictions. Guess the odds were in my favor.
1.) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part Two
2.) The Good Dinosaur
5.) The Peanuts Movie
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