‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’ gets $152 Million from Foreign Market

By Florida Mae Acampado | 2 years ago
‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’ gets $152 Million from Foreign Market

After its premiere showing on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay –Part 1” managed to top the box office charts with $123 million in the domestic markets and $152 million in international markets. Read on for further details.

According to the estimated top 10 domestic box office figures for Friday to Sunday listed by Box Office Mojo, “Mockingjay” managed to top Disney’s “Big Hero 6,” making it stay in second place with $20.1 million. “Interstellar” followed with $15.1 million and “Dumb and Dumber To” just close to it with $13.8 million. “Gone Girl” got the fifth place with its $2.8 million.


However, even with a good start for its opening, “Mockingjay” turned to out to be inferior to its predecessors, at least on the domestic box office. The first “Hunger Games” movie garnered $152.5 million upon its opening back in 2012. The second film, “Catching Fire,” came through with its $158.1 million upon opening last year in November.

Though this may be considered to be a letdown, it is totally not the case. In foreign markets, “Mockingjay” topped the charts with a whopping $152 million after Lionsgate had the movie premiered in 85 international markets over the weekend, making it the first “Hunger Games” movie to have grossed more in its opening weekend overseas than in U.S. It also topped “Catching Fire’s” international opening, which had $146 million.

Among “Mockingjay’s” notable markets are the United Kingdom with $19.9 million, Germany with $13.7 million, Russia with $11.1 million, and Australia just close by with $10.1 million. It is interesting to note that Russia also gave “Catching Fire” a 19 percent bump when it opened last year.

Listed below are the estimated Top 10 domestic box office figures for Friday to Sunday, as listed by Box Office Mojo (via Buzz Feed):

1. “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” (opening weekend) – $123 million

2. “Big Hero 6” – $20.1 million

3. “Interstellar” – $15.1 million

4. “Dumb and Dumber To” — $13.8 million

5. “Gone Girl” — $2.8 million


6. “Beyond the Lights” — $2.6 million

7. “St. Vincent” — $2.4 million

8. “Fury” — $1.9 million

9. “Birdman” — $1.85 million

10. “The Theory of Everything” — $1.5 million

There you have it for the box office update of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1.” Follow Movie News Guide (MNG) for movie updates.

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