Final ‘Hunger Games’ Movie Has Worst Opening In Franchise History

Mockingjay Part 2 Box Office

‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2,’ the final film in the “The Hunger Games” series, earned $101 million in the U.S., marking the lowest weekend box office opening in the franchises run.

While the box office take for the movie was still the fifth highest opening of the year, it was the lowest for the Lionsgate films produced films which have been hugely popular, bringing in over $1.1 billion in the U.S. alone.

and helped turn Jennifer Lawrence (who plays heroine Katniss Everdeen) into one of the biggest stars in Hollywood.

Moviegoers have given the movie their seal of approval, ranking it with an “A-” on CinemaScore.

“‘The Hunger Games’ series has stood as proof that, if properly handled, new massive brands can be created and can draw audiences around the world,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Rentrak.

In second place was the James Bond thriller ‘Spectre’ which took in $14.6 million for its third week of wide release. The Daniel Craig starring film has brought in $153.7 million in North America.

Charlie Brown and his Peanuts friends brought in $12.8 million for 20th Century Fox’s.

Still to come this year are “The Good Dinosaur” and the seventh film in the “Rocky” series, “Creed.” Both of those movies open over Thanksgiving weekend.


Written by Peter Mondrose

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