Lionsgate’s decision to split up the final Hunger Games movie seemed to be met with at least some backlash as The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 finished its opening weekend with $123 million. That number is about 22 drop off from the previous films which both opened with more than $150 million.
Of course, we’re being nit-picky here as $123 million was a large enough opening to give Mockingjay – Part 1 the highest opening of the year, besting Transformers: Age of Extinction‘s alleged $100 million opening. Overall, the total ranks 15th all-time.
The Hunger Games Mockingjay – Part 1 also added $152 million internationally in 85 countries (including China and Japan) to raise its worldwide total to $275 million.
In a very distant second-place was Disney’s Big Hero 6 which continues to plug along adding $20.1 million to its growing total. To date, the film has grossed $135.7 million domestically and another $49.5 million internationally to bring its worldwide total to $185.2 million.
Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar remained in third place with $15.1 million and has now made $120.7 million domestically. Worldwide, the film has made $450 million thanks to strong box office numbers in China and South Korea.
After opening in first place last weekend, Dumb and Dumber To tumbled 62% in its second week but still managed to take in $13.8 million. The sequel’s 10-day total now stands at $57.5 million.
Gone Girl rounded out the top five for the eighth week in a row, adding $2.8 million to its solid $156.8 million domestic total. Worldwide, the film has made $327.7 million thus far.
The Stephan Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything expanded to 140 locations over the weekend and cracked the top ten with an estimated $1.5 million. The film will make another large expansion over Thanksgiving weekend.