“Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” Tops Box Office With $101M

By Staff  |  11/23/2015

Mockingjay Part 2

The final Hunger Games film, Mockingjay Part 2, dropped this week... to a massive $101 million opening.

While it was huge debut, for The Hunger Games, it was the lowest opening take among the four films in the series. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, the series kicked off in March 2012 with a massive $152.5 million weekend -- one of the highest openings of all time. Then, Catching Fire opened in a $158.1 million debut in November 2013. Then, Lionsgate split the final book in Suzanne Collins' trilogy into two films -- Mockingjay — Part 1 opened last year to $121.9 million... and now Part 2 closes out the film franchise.

The weekend's other wide releases included Seth Rogen's holiday comedy The Night Before, debuting at $10.1 million, while the Julia Roberts thriller The Secret in Their Eyes, a remake of the Oscar-winning Argentinian film, debuted wide with $6.6 million to close out the top 5.

Last weekend's top film, SPECTRE comes in second this weekend with $14.6 million, bringing its domestic haul to over $101 million, while The Peanuts Movie finishes third with $12.8 million and $153.7 million to date.

That's a wrap for this weekend. This upcoming week, look out for the release of Creed, starring Michael B. Jordan; the animated The Good Dinosaur; and the Daniel Radcliffe drama, Victor Frankenstein.

This weekend's top 10 is as follows:

1."The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2," $101 million ($146 million international).
2."Spectre," $14.6 million ($65.7 million international).
3."The Peanuts Movie," $12.8 million ($1.3 million international).
4."The Night Before," $10.1 million.
5."The Secret in Their Eyes," $6.6 million ($1.5 million international).
6."Love the Coopers," $3.9 million.
7."The Martian," $3.7 million ($1.9 million international).
8."Spotlight," $3.6 million.
9."The 33," $2.2 million.
10."Bridge of Spies," $1.9 million ($556,000 international).