“Mockingjay – Part Two” Wins Box Office With Lowest Numbers Of “Hunger Games” Franchise
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part Two simultaneously won and lost at the weekend box office. The last film in The Hunger Games franchise easily crushed the competition, but fell short of forecasters’ predictions. In fact, the final film in the series had the lowest opening of all four movies. Mockingjay – Part Two debuted with $101 million in ticket sales, compared to $121.9 million for the first Mockingjay movie.
Nevertheless, topping $100 million in a single weekend definitely qualifies Mockingjay – Part Two for blockbuster status. In a distant second place was Spectre, which had its own blockbuster opening earlier this month. It earned, however, just $14.6 million this weekend. Coming in third place was The Peanuts Movie with $12.8 million.
The new holiday comedy The Night Before and Julia Roberts’ new drama Secret In Their Eyes came in fourth and fifth places with $10.1 million and a disappointing $6.6 million, respectively.
Rounding out the Top 10 were the Christmas-themed Love The Coopers with a sixth place finish and $3.9 million, followed in seventh by The Martian, which earned $3.7 million in box office receipts. Spotlight came in eighth with $3.6 million, and The 33 secured ninth with $2.2 million. Taking the tenth and final slot was Bridge of Spies with $1.9 million. Tell Gossip Cop: Did you see the final Hunger Games movie this weekend?