Having broken Friday opening records for 2014, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 has now smashed weekend records for the year – despite being the lowest of the franchise.
Beating out all of the competition, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 took a whopping $123 million over the weekend, topping previous record holder Transformers: Age of Extinction‘s $100 million. With an impressive showing overseas, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 sits on a worldwide total of $275 million. However, it’s not all great news for Lionsgate as the movie is the lowest opening of the franchise with The Hunger Games taking $152.5 million and its sequel The Hunger Games: Catching Fire earning $158 million. Could it be series fatigue, or is the franchise just not bringing in viewers from outside of the book fanbase?
Disney’s Big Hero 6 continued to perform well, adding another $20 million to its $135 million total while Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar retains third place with $15.1 million. The sci-fi epic, which has battled its mixed reviews well, now sits at $135.7 million domestic and $346 million worldwide.
Last week’s number one Dumb and Dumber To fell to fourth, dropping a whopping 61% from last week to earn $13.8 million – despite being shown on slightly more screens than last week.
In other box office news, Gone Girl has made it 8 weeks in the top 10 and is now David Fincher’s second most successful movie to date. Having added another $2.8 million, Gone Girl now sits at $156.8 million domestic and 327.7 million worldwide. However, the movie will need to earn another $23 million in order to beat Seven. The little engine that could Birdman also had another great week, taking $1.8 million from just 862 screens.
Here’s your top 10 and their domestic totals:
|1||The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1||$123 million||$123 million||NR|
|2||Big Hero 6||$20 million||$135.7 million||3|
|3||Interstellar||$15.1 million||$120.6 million||3|
|4||Dumb and Dumber To||$13.8 million||$57.4 million||2|
|5||Gone Girl||$2.8 million||$156.8 million||8|
|6||Beyond the Lights||$2.6 million||$10.1 million||2|
|7||St. Vincent||$2.3 million||$79.1 million||7|
|8||Fury||$1.9 million||$79.1 million||6|
|9||Birdman||$1.8 million||$14.4 million||6|
|10||Nightcrawler||$1.2 million||$27.1 million||5|
Last year’s number one – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ($158 million)