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Box Office: Mockingjay (Part 1) takes flight!

Box Office: Mockingjay (Part 1) takes flight!
November 24, 2014 JEREMY FEIST
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay

  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 came out this weekend, so it shouldn’t really surprise anyone that it was number one at the box office with $123 Million. What people are freaking out about, however, is the fact that it apparently earned 20% less than Catching Fire, according to BoxOfficeMojo. That sounds bad, until you take into consideration a few things: First, Catching Fire was still piggy backing off the success/word of mouth of the first movie, and second is the fact that Mockingjay is basically half the final installment. Once Mockingjay Part 2 comes out, they’re going to vacuum money out of the North American box office, and even then, $123 Million is nothing to sneeze at.
  • Big Hero 6 is still holding on strong in its third week, taking in another $20 Million over the weekend. Actually, my partner and I went to see it, and you know what? It was a good movie. It went surprisingly dark, and it dealt with the idea of obsession, grief and revenge well, which generally are not things you deal with in a kids movie. Either way, good movie to take your kids to!
  • The latest creation from Christopher Nolan’s Oscarbait wonder factory, Interstellar, is also going the distance, with another $15.1 Million. Also, have you noticed that there’s been a resurgence in adult space exploration movies recently? For a while there, it kind of seemed like they all but stopped, but now we’re getting back into it again. Neil Degrasse Tyson, thank you for reinvigorating our love for the cosmos.
  • I’m going to admit this right now: I have absolutely no nostalgia for the original Dumb and Dumber. I saw it as a kid, I’m sure I laughed maybe, but it just never left an impression on me. And apparently, the sequel, Dumb and Dumber To, isn’t leaving much of an impression on anyone else, because it took a 61% dive from its opening weekend with a $13.8 Million weekend. And that’s why you strike while the iron is hot.
  • Gone Girl has been out for two months and now, it’s still holding on to a spot in the top five, which is actually pretty impressive. Anyway, it earned $2.8 Milion.