The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 was victorious with $55M on Friday (includes Thurday's $17M) at the North American box office. That is the largest opening day for any 2014 film. Though, it is 22 percent lower than The Hunger Games: Catching Fire's $70.95M opening day and 17 percent lower than the $67.26M opening day 2012's The Hunger Games. The Friday figures put The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 on course for $128M opening weekend., which is much lower than the $145M to $150M opening tracking services had projected. When you compare those numbers to the previous films in the franchise, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) made $158.1M and The Hunger Games pulled in $152.5M. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 received an 'A-' Cinemascore from audiences.
Disney's Big Hero 6 will take second place with $19M to $20M in its third weekend, pushing its domestic total north of $135M. Christopher Nolan's Interstellar is expected to edge out last week's box office champ Dumber and Dumber To for third place with $14.7M, pushing its domestic total north of $120M.
1). The Hunger Games (LGF), 4,151 theaters / $55.5M Fri.
3-day cume: $128M/ Wk 1
2). Big Hero 6 (DIS), 3,650 theaters (-123) / $4.5M Fri.
3-day cume: $20.5M (-41%)/ Total Cume: $136.1M /Wk 3
3). Interstellar (PAR), 3,415 theaters (-146) / $4.3M Fri.
3-day cume: $14.7M (-48%) / Total cume: $120.4M / Wk 3
4). Dumb and Dumber To (UNI), 3,188 theaters (+34) / $4.1M Fri.
3-day cume: $13.8M (-62%)/ Total Cume: $57.1M /Wk 2
5). Gone Girl (FOX), 1,609 theaters (-350) / $803K Fri.
3-day cume: $2.7M (-41%)/ Total cume: $157M / Wk 8
6). Beyond the Lights (REL), 1766 theaters (-23)/ $803K Fri.
3-day cume: $2.5M (-60%) / Total Cume: $10M /Wk 2
7). St. Vincent (TWC), 1,707 theaters (-625) / $672K Fri.
3-day cume: $2.25M (-40%)/ Total cume: $36.7M / Wk 7
8). Fury (SONY), 1,720 theaters (-662) / $550K Fri.
3-day cume: $1.8M (-52%) / Total cume: $79.1M / Wk 6
9). Birdman (FSL), 862 theaters (+5) / 502K Fri.
3-day cume: $1.7M (-31%) / Total cume: $14.3M /Wk 6
10). The Theory Of Everything (FOC), 140 theaters (+99) / $402K Fri.
3-day cume: $1.4M (+90%)/ Total cume: $2.7M / Wk 3
The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Danny Strong and Peter Craig and produced by Nina Jacobson's Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the third in a trilogy written by Suzanne Collins that has over 65 million copies in print in the U.S. alone.
Lionsgate presents, a Color Force / Lionsgate production, a Francis Lawrence film.