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Friday Report: 'Mockingjay' Spreads Its Wings with $55 Million

by Ray Subers
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
 

 
November 22, 2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 opened to an estimated $55 million on Friday, which is easily the biggest opening day of the year so far.

Unfortunately, it's a big step back from the last two Hunger Games movies: Catching Fire opened to $71 million last year, while the original Hunger Games debuted to $67.3 million back in 2012.

Mockingjay also opened below the penultimate chapters of the Twilight and Harry Potter franchises ($71.2 million and $61.7 million, respectively).

If Mockingjay follows the typical Hunger Games pattern, it will finish the weekend with less than $130 million.

In a distant second place, Big Hero 6 was off 44 percent to an estimated $4.48 million. The Disney Animation hit is on pace to finish the weekend with around $19 million.

Dumb and Dumber To added $4.3 million on Friday, which is a massive 70 percent decline from opening day. The comedy sequel is on track to earn around $14 million this weekend.

Interstellar fell 49 percent to an estimated $4.22 million. To date, the movie has earned $109.8 million, and will be close to $120 million by the end of the weekend.

Weekend Projections
1. Mockingjay - $125 million
2. Big Hero 6 - $19 million
3. Interstellar - $14.2 million
4. Dumber To - $14 million

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