“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” may soon pass up 2014’s summer pic “Guardians of the Galaxy” at the domestic box office, with only $10 million shy before surpassing 2014’s highest grossing pic. Read on for further details.
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” is still catching up fire, earning $323,875,000 at the domestic box office and $371,600,000 in other territories, totaling a $695,475,000 gross as of Jan. 1, 2015. According to Indie Wire, “Hunger Games” will eventually surpass 2014’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” at the domestic box office in a few weeks time. Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” hit its $332 million on its 22nd week, becoming 2014’s highest grossing pic. On its worldwide opening, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” grossed $273.8 million, becoming 2014’s eighth highest-grossing film, the largest opening of 2014 behind “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” the sixteenth largest opening of all time and largest among the “Hunger Games” franchise.
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” success may be attributed to Jennifer Lawrence’s being the highest grossing actress of 2014, with $1.4 billion at the box office last year.
First of the two films based on the novel “Mockingjay,” the final book in the “Hunger Games” trilogy written by Suzanne Collins, the third installment to the “Hunger Games” film franchise continues to follow the protagonist, Katniss Everdeen, after the events of “Catching Fire.” Having twice survived the “Hunger Games,” Katniss finds herself in District 13 under the leadership of President Coin. At the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the Capitol and fights to save Peeta, her portrayed lover and fellow District 12 tribute and a nation moved by her courage.
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” is directed by Francis Lawrence and produced by Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik, written by Peter Craig and Danny Strong and distributed by Lionsgate. It stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland.
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