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2 years ago1,000+ Views
Box Office: ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2’ Aims for $102 Million Weekend
The final chapter in The Hunger Games saga, Mockingjay — Part 2, is on track to hit a $102 million bullseye in its opening weekend, based on Friday receipts. The fourth installment in the Jennifer Lawrence-led series hit a total of $46 million Friday at 4,175 locations, handily topping all other titles at the box office. The Lionsgate release started strong in Thursday night previews, generating $16 million. Earlier estimates had pegged the actioner’s three-day total around $110 million. This marks the lowest opening day in the “Hunger Games” franchise. The three earlier “Hunger Games” pics performed mightily at the box office, combining for $2.3 billion in worldwide grosses. “Mockingjay — Part 1” opened to $121.9 million domestically following the first film’s $152.5 million launch and “Catching Fire’s” $158.1 million kickoff. Should it hit its expected mark, “Mockingjay — Part 2” will be the year’s fifth-biggest U.S. opening, behind “Jurassic World” ($208.8 million), “Avengers: Age of Ultron” ($191.3 million), “Furious 7 ” ($147.2 million) and “Minions” ($115.7 million).Variety‘s Peter Debruge had high praise for the fourth “Hunger Games” pic in his review, saying it contains “one of the heartiest character arcs ever afforded a young female protagonist.”
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I'm looking forward to seeing it, but it won't be until next weekend, at least. Have you seen it yet, @rodiziketan? Did you read the books?
2 years ago·Reply
I only read the first book, and I haven't seen the last movie... yet :) @ButterflyBlu
2 years ago·Reply
good movie
2 years ago·Reply
I'll probably see it next weekend :( but I loved the books, so I'm looking forward to this. They added a few scenes to the last one and I actually liked them
2 years ago·Reply
I took my neice to go watch this when it came out last week. Ive read the books and usually prefer the books by far but the movie was great at depicting the novel. They done a great job with this.
2 years ago·Reply
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