Friday Report: 'Mockingjay' Spreads Its Wings with $55 Million
by Ray Subers
November 22, 2014
|The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1|| |
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.
1. Mockingjay - $125 million
2. Big Hero 6 - $19 million
3. Interstellar - $14.2 million
4. Dumber To - $14 million
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• Grosses for Friday, November 21, 2014
• All Time: Opening Days
• 2014 Domestic Box Office