The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $337,135,872Details
International Box Office $372,500,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $709,635,872
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $22,512,346 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $38,674,606 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $61,186,952
Further financial details...

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  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
65% - Fresh
Audience
73% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$125,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 21st, 2014 (Wide) by Lionsgate
International Releases: November 19th, 2014 (Wide) (Belgium)
November 19th, 2014 (Wide), released as Jogos Vorazes: A Esperança - Parte 1 (Brazil)
November 19th, 2014 (Wide) (Denmark)
November 19th, 2014 (Wide) (Finland)
November 19th, 2014 (Wide), released as Hunger Games: La Révolte - Partie 1 (France)
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Video Release: February 17th, 2015 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some disturbing images and thematic material.
(Rating bulletin 2340, 9/17/2014)
Running Time: 123 minutes
Franchise: Hunger Games
Keywords: Dystopia, Romance, Posthumous Release, Young Adult Book Adaptation, Post Apocalypse, Rebellion
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Lionsgate, Color Force

Cast

   Katniss Everdeen
Josh Hutcherson    Peeta Mellark
Liam Hemsworth    Gale Hawthorne
Woody Harrelson    Haymitch Abernathy
Elizabeth Banks    Effie Trinket
Julianne Moore    President Coin
Philip Seymour Hoffman    Plutarch Heavensbee
Jeffrey Wright    Beetee
Stanley Tucci    Ceasar Flickerman
Donald Sutherland    President Snow
Willow Shields    Primrose Everdeen
Sam Claflin    Finnick Odair
Mahershala Ali    Boggs
Jena Malone    Johanna Mason
Paula Malcomson    Katniss' Mother
Natalie Dormer    Cressida
Evan Ross    Messalla
Elden Henson    Pollux
Wes Chatham    Castor
Sarita Choudhury    Egeria
Stef Dawson    Annie Cresta
Patina Miller    Commander Paylor
Robert Knepper    Antonius
Caitlin Fowler    D8 Another Patient
Jada Taylor    D8 Female Patient
Nicholas Pryor    D8 Male Patient
Donna Biscoe    D8 Old Woman
Michael Garza    Eddy
Erika Bierman    Snow's Granddaughter
Jenique Bennett    Rescue Hovercraft Pilot
Rus Blackwell    D13 Systems Operator
Stevie Ray Dallimore    D13 Systems Operator #2
Breann Couch    D13 Systems Operator #3
Jordan Woods-Robinson    Snow's Stylist #1
Katie Sawhill    Orderly
Jackson Mizell    Bunker Door Security
Charles Kronmuller    Pilot #1

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Danny Strong
Screenwriter    Peter Craig
Story Creator    Suzanne Collins
Producer    Nina Jacobson
Producer    Jon Kilik
Executive Producer    Suzanne Collins
Executive Producer    Jan Foster
Executive Producer    Joe Drake
Executive Producer    Allison Shearmur
Director of Photography    Jo Willems
Production Designer    Philip Messina
Editor    Alan Edward Bell
Editor    Mark Yoshikawa
Costume Designer    Kurt and Bart
Visual Effects Supervisor    Charles Gibson
Composer    James Newton Howard
Casting Director    Debra Zane
Production Supervisor    Mika Saito
Associate Producer    Cameron MacConomy
Set Decorator    Larry Dias
Supervising Art Director    Dan Webster
Art Director    Andrew Max Cahn
Art Director    Priscilla Elliott
Art Director    Lauren Polizzi
Assistant Art Director    Sean Ryan Jennings
Assistant Art Director    Justin Miller
Additional Photography-Still Photographer    Murray Close
Associate Editor    Jennifer Vecchiarello
First Assistant Editor    Lauren Clark Carroll
Assistant Editor    Lara Khachooni
Assistant Editor    Madelaine Jereczek
Visual Effects Editor    Tom Reagan
Assistant Visual Effects Editor    Alan McCurdy
Apprentice Editor    Micah Wolf
Supervising Sound Editor    Skip Lievsay
Supervising Sound Editor    Jeremy Peirson
Re-recording Mixer    Skip Lievsay
Re-recording Mixer    Jeremy Peirson
Post-Production Supervisor    Jeffrey Harlacker
Visual Effects Producer    Walter Garcia
Associate Visual Effects Producer    Chrysta Burton
Script Supervisor    Ana Maria Quintana
Sound Mixer    Jose Antonio Garcia
Casting Associate    Shayna Markowitz
Casting Assistant    Bridget Cohen
Local Casting Associate    Samy Burch
Local Casting Assistant    Alex Marden
Extras Casting    Rose Locke
Extras Casting    Jamie Lynn Catrett
Extras Casting Assistant    Katie Lawson
Extras Casting Assistant    Ressie Burtley
Set Designer    Robert Fechtman
Set Designer    Jim Hewitt
Set Designer    Karl Martin
Set Designer    Easton Smith
Set Designer    Jim Tocci
Set Designer    Ernie Avila
Set Designer    Al Hobbs
Set Designer    George Lee-McDonnell
Special Effects Coordinator    Steve Cremin
Assistant Special Effects Coordinator    William D. Lee
Costume Supervisor    Mark A. Peterson
Make up    Ve Neill
Make up    Nikoletta Skarlatos
Make up    Conor McCullagh
Background Make up Supervisor    Kris Evans
Special Makeup Effects, Prosthetics Creator    Glenn Hetrick's Optic Nerve Studios, Inc.
Hairstylist    Camille Friend
Hairstylist    Kim Santantonio
Hairstylist    Barbara Cantu
Stunt Coordinator/Fight Coordinator    Sam Hargrave
Supervising Stunt Coordinator    R.A. Rondell
Stunt Coordinator (Paris)    Philippe Guegan

Home Market Numbers: Exodus Rules Over a Horrendous Home Market

April 7th, 2015

The home market was a disaster this week. There's really no way around that fact. Exodus: Gods and Kings and the rest of the new releases led the way, but it wasn't nearly as good as last week's number one film, Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, so that led to declines of 8.8% in terms of units and 6.7% in terms of revenue when compared to last week. Compared to last year, Blu-ray sales were down 74% in terms of units and 73% in terms of revenue. Granted, this week last year, Frozen was released, so that explains the absolute destruction in the year-over-year comparison. There is some good news, sort of. DVD sales were even worse in the week-over-week comparison, so the overall Blu-ray share rose to 44%. More...

DVD Sales: Annie vs. Kings

April 7th, 2015

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Blu-ray Sales: Penguins Become King in Tight Race

April 7th, 2015

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Home Market Numbers: Night at the Museum Leaves the Home Market Hungry

March 29th, 2015

Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 was one of the biggest hits of 2014, so it should come as no surprise that the week after it was released was not a great week on the home market. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb was the best new release and it couldn't even match Mockingjay's second weekend of release on the Blu-ray Sales Chart. This causes overall sales to fall 26% when compared to last week, both in terms of units and revenue. The home market held up a little better when compared to last year, down 18% in terms of units and 20% in terms of revenue. DVD held on better week-over-week, so the overall Blu-ray share fell to 42%, which is a little weak. More...

DVD Sales: Secret of the Tomb Stuck with the Leftovers

March 29th, 2015

Despite there being five new releases on this week's DVD sales chart, there was a holdover hanging onto top spot. Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 sold 472,000 units and generated $6.36 million in sales during its first full week of release for early totals of 1.19 million units / $16.28 million. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Hunger has a Second Serving on Top

March 29th, 2015

Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 remained in first place on the Blu-ray Sales Chart during its first full week of release with 499,000 units / $9.98 million for the week giving it totals of $1.71 million units / $34.19 million after two weeks of release. It is losing ground on Catching Fire and it might not get to 3 million units in the end. More...

Home Market Numbers: Home Market Slips Despite Hunger's Opening

March 22nd, 2015

Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 was the best of the new releases and won the race to top spot on the Blu-ray Sales Chart. Unfortunately, it wasn't strong enough to help the overall Blu-ray sales, which were down across the board. Compared to last week, sales were down 17% in terms of units and 12% in terms of revenue. Compared to last year, sales were down 15% in terms of units and 14% in terms of revenue. You can't blame Mockingjay here, as it topped Catching Fire. There was just no depth this time. As expected, the overall Blu-ray slipped a bit dropping to 52%, but this is still a fantastic number. More...

DVD Sales: Mockingjay Leaves DVD Sales a Little Hungry

March 22nd, 2015

There was a flood of new releases on this week's DVD sales chart, including five of the top six best-sellers for the week. Leading the way was Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 with 718,000 units / $9.98 million. This is well below what Catching Fire opened with, but still enough to keep the studio happy. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Hunger Games Fills Up on Blu-ray

March 22nd, 2015

Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 led the new releases earning first place on the Blu-ray Sales Chart. It wasn't quite as strong as last week's winner, Big Hero 6; however, it did sell better than Catching Fire did. The Blu-ray sold 1.39 million units / $27.92 million, which is even more impressive when you note it was on sale for only two days, not the usual five days for a new release. Its opening week Blu-ray share was 66%, which is great no matter what its genre was. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Chappie Leads Worst Weekend of the Year

March 10th, 2015

Chappie poster

It was the worst weekend of the year so far with two of the three wide releases bombing compared to expectations. It was so bad, that the three wide releases combined were lower than the high end predictions for Chappie. Unfinished Business missed the Mendoza Line and will be quickly forgotten by the end of the month. Only The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has a future. Overall, the total box office was just under $90 million, which was 16% lower than last weekend. It was also 38% lower than the same weekend last year. The top five this year barely made more than the number one film from last year, 300: Rise of an Empire. The combined opening of the three new releases this year was dwarfed by the opening of Mr. Peabody and Sherman last year. Granted, 2015 is still ahead of 2014 in the year-to-date comparison, but the lead has shrunk to under 1% at $1.85 billion to $1.84 billion. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 3rd, 2015

March 3rd, 2015

This is not a great week for new releases on the home market. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 is by far the biggest new title and its DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack is going to sell a ton of units. However, its reviews are not up to the level required to make it our Pick of the Week. Conversely, Foxcatcher is award-worthy, but the DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack doesn't have enough extras to be a Pick of the Week. It seemed like every choice for Pick of the Week wasn't quite up to the level needed, so I'm going to go outside the box and pick To Write Love On Her Arms on DVD, which is a film I've been waiting to see for about three years. More...

International Box Office: 50 Shades a Worldwide Phenomenon

February 19th, 2015

Fifty Shades of Grey poster

Fifty Shades of Grey dominated the international box office with an opening weekend of $158 million in 58 markets over the weekend for a total opening of $173.56 million. Worldwide, the film took $258.73 million during its opening weekend, which puts it just behind Taken 3 for the year. It became the biggest hit shortly after the weekend ended. The film's biggest market was in the U.K., where it made $20.90 million in 586 theaters. This is better than it opened with here, relative to the size of the two markets, so we can blame the U.K. for the success of this film. It also did incredibly well in Germany ($15.2 million on 741 screens); France ($12 million on 785); and Russia ($10.68 million on 1,105). Obviously the film is going to be turned into a franchise. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Close Battle over Christmas Break

December 30th, 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies poster

We are still dealing with studio estimates for the weekend numbers, but we can at least tell you what film won, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, and roughly how much it earned, $41.42 million. The new releases were much closer than expected with Into the Woods and Unbroken both earning just over $30 million over the weekend. Because we don't have enough final numbers, we really can't compare the overall box office to last weekend or last year. So far, the final weekend of 2014 pulled in $200 million and that number should grow a little bit as box office numbers filter in. This is 52% more than last weekend and 2.3% more than the same weekend last year. I'm a little more bullish about January's box office chances after this result. More...

International Box Office: Hobbit Stands Tall

December 23rd, 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies poster

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies remained in first place with $109 million in 59 markets for a two-week total of $269 million internationally and $358 million worldwide. It is still too early to tell where this film will end up, but by this time next week it should be well past $500 million worldwide, which is enough to pay for its production budget. The film debuted in first place in South Korea with $10.3 million. Meanwhile, it was tops in Spain and Italy with $6.5 million and $6.1 million respectively. Despite opening in nearly two dozen new markets, the film's biggest market was a holdover, Germany, where it added $13.3 million over the weekend to its running tally, which now sits at $38.6 million. It was also strong in the U.K. earning $8.5 million over the weekend for a total of $31.8 million after two, while in France the film made $8.2 million over the weekend for $25.5 million, also after two weeks of release. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Christmas Gets Scrooged

December 22nd, 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies poster

The Christmas break got off on a soft note with all three new wide releases failing to meet expectations by substantial numbers. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies got off to a good start on Wednesday, but plummeted the next day and couldn't recover. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb failed to live up to the low end of expectations, while Annie's opening at least came close to predictions. We are still missing some numbers. Overall, the box office rose by more than 60% from last weekend to $135 million and this figure should rise a little as other numbers filter in. However, it likely won't rise by enough to match the $140 million earned the same weekend last year. I really thought 2014 would end its year-over-year slump this weekend, but alas, it was not to be. Year-to-date, 2014 has earned $9.60 billion, which is 4.6% lower than last year's pace. More...

Weekend Predictions: Battle of the Three Armies

December 18th, 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies poster

For most, this weekend represents the beginning of the Christmas break, so it comes as no surprise that there are three potentially big hits coming out this week. I'm a little surprised none of them are getting overwhelmingly positive reviews. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is earning the best reviews of the week, but its Tomatometer Score is barely above 60%. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb has been floating around 50% positive all week, while Annie is being destroyed by critics. This weekend last year, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug earned first place for the second weekend in a row. Meanwhile, the new releases were less impressive, as Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues earned second place with $26.23 million and Walking with Dinosaurs landed in the lower half of the top ten. The depth this year won't be as strong, but I still think 2014 will finally end its slump and win in the year-over-year comparison. More...

International Box Office: Hobbit Stands Tall

December 17th, 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies poster

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies started its international run earning first place with $122.2 million on 15,395 screens in 37 markets. Not only did it earn the best opening of The Hobbit Trilogy, but it was often times the biggest opening in Peter Jackson's career, or even occasionally in Warner Bros' history. Its biggest opening came in Germany where it pulled in $20.5 million on 1,442 screens. Next up was the U.K. and France, which had nearly identical openings of $15.2 million on 1,489 screens and $15.1 million on 914 screens respectively. It earned $13.56 million on 2,390 screens in Russia. Brazil and Mexico were neck-and-neck with $6.8 million on 1,037 screens and $6.3 million on 2,775 screens respectively. It earned $2.4 million on 640 screens in Japan, which seems low compared to the other markets, but it is nearly double the debut The Desolation of Smaug earned. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Exodus Win, but Overall Box Office is on the Run

December 15th, 2014

Exodus: Gods and Kings poster

All-in-all, the box office matched expectations, but sadly, that is not a good thing. Exodus: Gods and Kings opened with $24.12 million, which is anemic for a film that cost $140 million to make. Top Five had a better per theater average, but was playing in less than 1,000 theaters, so it will only become a midlevel hit, at best. Overall, the box office did rise 6.8% from last weekend, but this still only amounted to $83 million. Worse still, this was 43% lower than the same weekend last year. Last year, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug opened with $73.65 million, which is about 2% less than the top ten earned this year. It should come as no surprise that 2014 lost in the year-over-year comparison, while it continues to lose ground in the year-to-date race as well. Currently, 2014 has pulled in a total of $9.41 billion, which is 4.8% or $470 million lower than last year's pace. There's no chance 2014 will catch up at this point. I just hope it doesn't sink any lower. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will the Box Office Exodus End?

December 11th, 2014

Exodus: Gods and Kings poster

The box office has been struggling the past few weeks and / or months. It really depends on how you look at things. This weekend there are two films hoping to help 2014 get back into the win column: Exodus: Gods and Kings and Top Five. Exodus will win the weekend with relative ease, but it might not earn more than $20 million in the process. Top Five would like to earn second place with just over $10 million, but it will probably fall short finishing just behind The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1. This weekend last year, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug led the way with $73.65 million. That's more than the top five will make in total this year. It might be more than the top ten earn. Even last year's second place film, Frozen, might make more than the top film this year will earn. 2014 is going to lose in the year-over-year comparison by a large margin.

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International Box Office: Mockingjay Maintains Milestone Pace

December 11th, 2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 poster

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 reached a couple of milestones hitting $500 million worldwide before the weekend and $300 million internationally during the weekend. Over the weekend, the film pulled in $32.9 million in 87 markets for three-week totals of $306.6 million internationally and $564.8 million worldwide. The film will top $600 million worldwide over the weekend, while it is on pace to top the original's worldwide total before the end of its run. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Box Office has Post-Holiday Indigestion

December 9th, 2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 poster

The post-holiday weekend is rarely a great weekend and this weekend was no exception. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 fell more than 60%, while no film in the top ten fell less than 40%. The only wide release in the top ten was The Pyramid, which barely topped the Mendoza Line. Overall, the box office fell 52% from last weekend to $78 million. That's 16% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2014 is behind 2013 by a 4.5% or $440 million margin. It is not going to close that margin over the next four weeks, but it should still top $10 billion before the year is over. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Pyramid Scheme Its Way to the Top (Five)

December 5th, 2014

The Pyramid poster

It's the weekend after Thanksgiving, one of the worst weekends of the year for a new release. This year, no film is daring to open wide, but The Pyramid is coming the closest opening in just under 600 theaters. The film would need a per theater average of more than $10,000 to reach the top five, which is nearly impossible at this stage. This means the top five this week will mostly be the same as the top five last week with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 leading the way. Likewise, this weekend last year, Frozen led the way with more than $30 million. There is very little chance Mockingjay, Part 1 will match that, so 2014 will lose yet again in the year-over-year comparison. More...

International Box Office: Milestone for Mockingjay

December 4th, 2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 poster

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 remained in first place with $67.0 million in 86 markets for a two-week total of $254.6 million. Its worldwide total rose to $480.3 million. I would be surprised if the film hasn't already broken even, even though it will have the lowest box office in the franchise. The film remained in first place in Australia with $7.52 million on 574 screens over the weekend for a total of $22.69 million after two weeks of release. It was pushed into second place in the U.K., but still pulled in $7.69 million in 569 theaters for a two-week total of $33.32 million. More...

Per Theater Chart: Imitation Scores Game-Winning Goal

December 3rd, 2014

The Imitation Game poster

The Imitation Game led the way on the per theater chart with an incredible average of $119,838 in four theaters. This is the second best per theater average of the year, behind only The Grand Budapest Hotel. Second place went to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, with an average of $13,725 during its sophomore stint. The final film in the $10,000 is The Babadook, which earned an average of $10,002 in three theaters.

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Thanksgiving Gives the Box Office Indigestion

December 2nd, 2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 poster

Thanksgiving weekend was... well, it wasn't good. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 easily won the race for top spot and actually topped expectations by a tiny margin. On the other hand, the two new releases, Penguins of Madagascar and Horrible Bosses 2, both really struggled. Neither managed to top their three-day prediction over the five-day long weekend. Overall, the three-day weekend fell 17% to $162 million from last weekend. Worse still, this was 22% lower than the same weekend last year. 2014 is now behind 2013 by a margin of $370 million or 3.9% at $9.20 billion to $9.58 billion. There's no way we will catch up by the end of the year. I just hope we don't fall further behind.

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Weekend Predictions: Thanksgiving Means Leftovers

November 27th, 2014

The Penguins of Madagascar poster

It's Thanksgiving weekend and there are two films trying to take advantage of the boost to the box office. Penguins of Madagascar looks like it will top Horrible Bosses 2 at the box office, but neither really have a shot at dethroning The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 for top spot. In fact, it is possible both of them combined won't top last year's number one new release, Frozen. Additionally, Mockingjay, Part 1 very likely won't match Catching Fire by a significant margin, so November will end the month on a down note.

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International Box Office: Mockingjay has $275 million Worldwide Weekend

November 27th, 2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 poster

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 opened in first place on the international chart with $154.3 million in 85 markets for a worldwide opening of $276.2 million. Its international opening was about 4% higher than the previously entry in the franchise. The film managed $19.8 million in the U.K. and $13.8 million in Germany. This was 5% and 9% higher than the previous film's debut in those two markets. Mockingjay, Part 1 opened 19% higher in Russia with $11.9 million. The film also topped $10 million in Mexico ($12 million) and Australia ($10.3 million). More...

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November 26th, 2014

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Per Theater Chart: Mockingjay Makes a Mockery of the Per Theater Chart

November 26th, 2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 poster

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 not only earned first place on the overall box office, but it also led the way on the per theater chart with an average of $29,366. Foxcatcher earned an average of $19,764 in 24 theaters. It is nearly at $1 million and has room to grow further. The Theory of Everything expanded again, but still remained in the $10,000 club with an average of $10,798 in 141 theaters.

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Hunger Games Goes on a Diet

November 24th, 2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 poster

As expected, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 earned first place with ease pulling in more than the rest of the box office combined. On the downside, it was well below the optimistic expectations at just $121.90 million. ... It seems strange that an opening of $121.90 million is considered disappointing. Worse still, none of the other films in the top five topped predictions, so they couldn't help mitigate Mockingjay, Part 1's softer than anticipated opening. The overall box office still rose 38% from last weekend to $194 million, but this was 14% lower than the same weekend last year. There's really no way to spin that in a positive manner. Year-to-date, 2014 has earned $8.94 billion, which is 3.2% or $290 million lower than last year's pace. Again, it is hard to spin that number in a positive way.

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Weekend Predictions: Will Hunger Games Leave Moviegoers Hungry?

November 20th, 2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 poster

There is only one wide release coming out this weekend, but it is the biggest release of the year. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 should have no trouble earning the biggest opening weekend of the year so far and it shouldn't take very long before it surpasses Guardians of the Galaxy for number one film of the year. As for the rest of the box office, there's not a lot to look forward to. Dumb and Dumber To will likely take a serious hit, while Big Hero 6 should overtake it over the weekend. This weekend last year, Catching Fire led the way with $158.07 million, which could be more than the entire box office earns this year. Hopefully that won't be the case, but I don't see how 2014 comes out ahead on the year-over-year comparison.

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Contest: Silent Knight

November 13th, 2014

Next weekend, the only wide release is The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 and as such, it is the only choice for the target film for this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of Power Rangers Megaforce Robo Knight Before Christmas on DVD. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win a previous Power Rangers Christmas Special, Power Rangers Samurai: Christmas Together, Friends Forever on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2014 Preview: November

October 31st, 2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 poster

October was a better than expected month with the overall box office keeping pace with October of 2013, for the most part. (The last weekend will be terrible, but that's because of Halloween.) We were able to close the gap somewhat in the year-over-year comparison, at least by a little bit. So how will November do compared to October. Let's put it this way. There are only seven films opening wide this month. Of those, Beyond the Lights will likely not make an impact at the box office. Every other film has at least a reasonable shot at $100 million. More than half the of the films opening this month could hit $200 million. Leading the way will be The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, which could hit $400 million. The only problem is when book franchises split the final installment into two parts, the first part tends to be weaker at the box office. Interstellar is a big question mark. On the low end, it could make just over $100 million, while on the high end, just over $300 million is within reach. That's a wide range of expectations. On the downside, last November, there were two movies to reach $400 million: Catching Fire and Frozen. On the other hand, there was only one other movie to make more than $100 million, Thor: The Dark World, so perhaps the depth this year will help 2014 come out ahead in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/11/21 1 $55,139,942   4,151 $13,284   $55,139,942 1
2014/11/22 1 $40,905,873 -26% 4,151 $9,854   $96,045,815 2
2014/11/23 1 $25,851,819 -37% 4,151 $6,228   $121,897,634 3
2014/11/24 1 $8,978,318 -65% 4,151 $2,163   $130,875,952 4
2014/11/25 1 $12,131,853 +35% 4,151 $2,923   $143,007,805 5
2014/11/26 - $14,620,517 +21% 4,151 $3,522   $157,628,322 6
2014/11/27 - $11,079,983 -24% 4,151 $2,669   $168,708,305 7
2014/11/28 1 $24,199,442 +118% 4,151 $5,830   $192,907,747 8
2014/11/29 1 $21,992,225 -9% 4,151 $5,298   $214,899,972 9
2014/11/30 1 $10,780,932 -51% 4,151 $2,597   $225,680,904 10
2014/12/01 1 $2,635,435 -76% 4,151 $635   $228,316,339 11
2014/12/02 1 $3,160,145 +20% 4,151 $761   $231,476,484 12
2014/12/03 1 $2,332,453 -26% 4,151 $562   $233,808,937 13
2014/12/04 1 $2,317,894 -1% 4,151 $558   $236,126,831 14
2014/12/05 1 $6,662,680 +187% 4,054 $1,643   $242,789,511 15
2014/12/06 1 $9,914,689 +49% 4,054 $2,446   $252,704,200 16
2014/12/07 1 $5,449,393 -45% 4,054 $1,344   $258,153,593 17
2014/12/08 1 $1,437,896 -74% 4,054 $355   $259,591,489 18
2014/12/09 1 $1,785,778 +24% 4,054 $440   $261,377,267 19
2014/12/10 1 $1,389,399 -22% 4,054 $343   $262,766,666 20
2014/12/11 1 $1,431,583 +3% 4,054 $353   $264,198,249 21
2014/12/12 2 $3,742,859 +161% 3,731 $1,003   $267,941,108 22
2014/12/13 2 $5,728,430 +53% 3,731 $1,535   $273,669,538 23
2014/12/14 2 $3,215,453 -44% 3,731 $862   $276,884,991 24
2014/12/15 2 $1,111,833 -65% 3,731 $298   $277,996,824 25
2014/12/16 2 $1,371,154 +23% 3,731 $368   $279,367,978 26
2014/12/17 3 $1,021,818 -25% 3,731 $274   $280,389,796 27
2014/12/18 3 $1,086,893 +6% 3,731 $291   $281,476,689 28
2014/12/19 5 $2,275,909 +109% 3,174 $717   $283,752,598 29
2014/12/20 5 $3,145,149 +38% 3,174 $991   $286,897,747 30
2014/12/21 5 $2,458,363 -22% 3,174 $775   $289,356,110 31
2014/12/22 4 $1,716,284 -30% 3,174 $541   $291,072,394 32
2014/12/23 4 $1,910,174 +11% 3,174 $602   $292,982,568 33
2014/12/24 - $987,657 -48% 3,174 $311   $293,970,225 34
2014/12/25 - $2,685,756 +172% 3,174 $846   $296,655,981 35
2014/12/26 6 $3,526,032 +31% 2,793 $1,262   $300,182,013 36
2014/12/27 6 $3,664,524 +4% 2,793 $1,312   $303,846,537 37
2014/12/28 - $2,872,869 -22% 2,793 $1,029   $306,719,406 38
2014/12/29 6 $2,220,422 -23% 2,793 $795   $308,939,828 39
2014/12/30 6 $2,389,225 +8% 2,793 $855   $311,329,053 40
2014/12/31 - $1,953,861 -18% 2,793 $700   $313,282,914 41
2015/01/01 6 $2,891,634 +48% 2,793 $1,035   $316,174,548 42
2015/01/02 7 $2,985,625 +3% 2,505 $1,192   $319,160,173 43
2015/01/03 8 $2,894,119 -3% 2,505 $1,155   $322,054,292 44
2015/01/04 8 $1,680,210 -42% 2,505 $671   $323,734,502 45
2015/01/05 9 $566,745 -66% 2,505 $226   $324,301,247 46
2015/01/06 8 $574,943 +1% 2,505 $230   $324,876,190 47
2015/01/07 8 $471,526 -18% 2,505 $188   $325,347,716 48
2015/01/08 9 $426,837 -9% 2,505 $170   $325,774,553 49
2015/01/09 9 $1,059,634 +148% 2,063 $514   $326,834,187 50
2015/01/10 10 $1,786,532 +69% 2,063 $866   $328,620,719 51
2015/01/11 10 $919,727 -49% 2,063 $446   $329,540,446 52
2015/01/12 8 $252,729 -73% 2,063 $123   $329,793,175 53
2015/01/13 9 $343,342 +36% 2,063 $166   $330,136,517 54
2015/01/14 9 $280,348 -18% 2,063 $136   $330,416,865 55
2015/01/15 9 $226,774 -19% 2,063 $110   $330,643,639 56
2015/01/16 12 $484,926 +114% 1,221 $397   $331,128,565 57
2015/01/17 13 $845,214 +74% 1,221 $692   $331,973,779 58
2015/01/18 13 $542,662 -36% 1,221 $444   $332,516,441 59
2015/01/19 14 $414,495 -24% 1,221 $339   $332,930,936 60
2015/01/20 13 $143,295 -65% 1,221 $117   $333,074,231 61
2015/01/21 15 $106,407 -26% 1,221 $87   $333,180,638 62
2015/01/22 15 $104,807 -2% 1,221 $86   $333,285,445 63
2015/01/23 - $266,494 +154% 676 $394   $333,551,939 64
2015/01/24 - $515,221 +93% 676 $762   $334,067,160 65
2015/01/25 - $258,639 -50% 676 $383   $334,325,799 66
2015/01/26 - $60,578 -77% 676 $90   $334,386,377 67
2015/01/27 - $74,249 +23% 676 $110   $334,460,626 68
2015/01/28 - $61,561 -17% 676 $91   $334,522,187 69
2015/01/29 - $55,485 -10% 676 $82   $334,577,672 70
2015/01/30 - $169,617 +206% 490 $346   $334,747,289 71
2015/01/31 - $295,519 +74% 490 $603   $335,042,808 72
2015/02/01 - $85,117 -71% 490 $174   $335,127,925 73
2015/02/02 - $43,071 -49% 490 $88   $335,170,996 74
2015/02/03 - $47,925 +11% 490 $98   $335,218,921 75
2015/02/04 - $39,493 -18% 490 $81   $335,258,414 76
2015/02/05 - $35,560 -10% 490 $73   $335,293,974 77
2015/02/06 - $106,605 +200% 325 $328   $335,400,579 78
2015/02/07 - $200,965 +89% 325 $618   $335,601,544 79
2015/02/08 - $103,361 -49% 325 $318   $335,704,905 80
2015/02/09 - $30,872 -70% 325 $95   $335,735,777 81
2015/02/10 - $32,323 +5% 325 $99   $335,768,100 82
2015/02/11 - $28,345 -12% 325 $87   $335,796,445 83
2015/02/12 - $28,633 +1% 325 $88   $335,825,078 84
2015/02/13 - $65,188 +128% 232 $281   $335,890,266 85
2015/02/14 - $152,740 +134% 232 $658   $336,043,006 86
2015/02/15 - $85,037 -44% 232 $367   $336,128,043 87
2015/02/16 - $59,616 -30% 232 $257   $336,187,659 88
2015/02/17 - $21,141 -65% 232 $91   $336,208,800 89
2015/02/18 - $19,843 -6% 232 $86   $336,228,643 90
2015/02/19 - $19,470 -2% 232 $84   $336,248,113 91
2015/02/20 - $48,397 +149% 190 $255   $336,296,510 92
2015/02/21 - $72,751 +50% 190 $383   $336,369,261 93
2015/02/22 - $41,115 -43% 190 $216   $336,410,376 94
2015/02/23 - $13,000 -68% 190 $68   $336,423,376 95
2015/02/24 - $14,744 +13% 190 $78   $336,438,120 96
2015/02/25 - $12,232 -17% 190 $64   $336,450,352 97
2015/02/26 - $13,648 +12% 190 $72   $336,464,000 98
2015/02/27 - $62,159 +355% 257 $242   $336,526,159 99
2015/02/28 - $118,980 +91% 257 $463   $336,645,139 100
2015/03/01 - $72,153 -39% 257 $281   $336,717,292 101
2015/03/02 - $19,634 -73% 257 $76   $336,736,926 102
2015/03/03 - $21,347 +9% 257 $83   $336,758,273 103
2015/03/04 - $17,169 -20% 257 $67   $336,775,442 104
2015/03/05 - $21,213 +24% 257 $83   $336,796,655 105
2015/03/06 - $47,455 +124% 225 $211   $336,844,110 106
2015/03/07 - $77,420 +63% 225 $344   $336,921,530 107
2015/03/08 - $40,805 -47% 225 $181   $336,962,335 108
2015/03/09 - $13,975 -66% 225 $62   $336,976,310 109
2015/03/10 - $15,975 +14% 225 $71   $336,992,285 110
2015/03/11 - $12,838 -20% 225 $57   $337,005,123 111
2015/03/12 - $13,432 +5% 225 $60   $337,018,555 112
2015/03/13 - $25,403 +89% 175 $145   $337,043,958 113
2015/03/14 - $39,374 +55% 175 $225   $337,083,332 114
2015/03/15 - $20,541 -48% 175 $117   $337,103,873 115
2015/03/16 - $7,173 -65% 175 $41   $337,111,046 116
2015/03/17 - $8,421 +17% 175 $48   $337,119,467 117
2015/03/18 - $7,711 -8% 175 $44   $337,127,178 118
2015/03/19 - $8,707 +13% 175 $50   $337,135,885 119

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/11/21 1 $121,897,634   4,151 $29,366   $121,897,634 3
2014/11/28 1 $56,972,599 -53% 4,151 $13,725   $225,680,904 10
2014/12/05 1 $22,026,762 -61% 4,054 $5,433   $258,153,593 17
2014/12/12 2 $12,686,742 -42% 3,731 $3,400   $276,884,991 24
2014/12/19 5 $7,879,421 -38% 3,174 $2,482   $289,356,110 31
2014/12/26 6 $10,063,425 +28% 2,793 $3,603   $306,719,406 38
2015/01/02 8 $7,559,954 -25% 2,505 $3,018   $323,734,502 45
2015/01/09 10 $3,765,893 -50% 2,063 $1,825   $329,540,446 52
2015/01/16 13 $1,872,802 -50% 1,221 $1,534   $332,516,441 59
2015/01/23 17 $1,040,354 -44% 676 $1,539   $334,325,799 66
2015/01/30 22 $550,253 -47% 490 $1,123   $335,127,925 73
2015/02/06 26 $410,931 -25% 325 $1,264   $335,704,905 80
2015/02/13 26 $302,965 -26% 232 $1,306   $336,128,043 87
2015/02/20 33 $162,263 -46% 190 $854   $336,410,376 94
2015/02/27 26 $253,292 +56% 257 $986   $336,717,292 101
2015/03/06 31 $165,680 -35% 225 $736   $336,962,335 108
2015/03/13 38 $85,318 -49% 175 $488   $337,103,873 115

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Argentina 11/20/2014 $1,900,000 0 0 0 $1,900,000 11/23/2014
Australia 11/20/2014 $10,243,412 0 574 2519 $27,663,307 4/5/2015
Austria 11/20/2014 $1,600,000 0 0 0 $1,600,000 4/5/2015
Azerbaijan 11/20/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Belgium 11/19/2014 $2,000,000 0 0 0 $2,000,000 4/5/2015
Bolivia 11/20/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Brazil 11/19/2014 $8,800,000 0 0 0 $20,300,000 4/5/2015
Bulgaria 11/21/2014 $232,197 0 0 0 $566,622 2/10/2015
Cambodia 11/27/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Central America 11/27/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Chile 11/20/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
China 2/8/2015 $21,920,000 0 0 0 $35,970,000 4/5/2015
Colombia 11/21/2014 $1,500,000 0 0 0 $1,500,000 11/23/2014
Costa Rica 11/27/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Croatia 11/20/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Czech Republic 11/20/2014 $455,021 101 101 190 $942,987 1/16/2015
Denmark 11/19/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Dominican Republic 11/27/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Ecuador 11/21/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Egypt 11/20/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
El Salvador 11/28/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Estonia 11/20/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Finland 11/19/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
France 11/19/2014 $0 0 0 0 $22,100,000 4/5/2015
Germany 11/20/2014 $13,700,000 0 0 0 $32,700,000 4/5/2015
Greece 11/20/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Guatemala 11/27/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Honduras 11/27/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Hong Kong 11/20/2014 $1,300,000 0 0 0 $1,300,000 4/5/2015
Hungary 11/20/2014 $553,277 60 60 300 $1,171,971 1/4/2015
Iceland 11/21/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
India 11/28/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Indonesia 11/19/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Iraq 11/20/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Ireland 11/20/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Israel 11/20/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Italy 11/20/2014 $5,325,043 566 566 973 $10,979,182 4/5/2015
Kazakhstan 11/20/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Kenya 11/21/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Latvia 11/20/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Lebanon 11/20/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Lithuania 11/20/2014 $96,303 13 13 70 $249,082 4/5/2015
Luxembourg 11/19/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Macedonia 11/20/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Malaysia 11/20/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Mexico 11/21/2014 $12,100,000 0 0 0 $22,300,000 4/5/2015
Mongolia 11/21/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Myanmar (Burma) 11/21/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Netherlands 11/19/2014 $1,924,486 118 118 897 $7,172,194 4/5/2015
New Zealand 11/20/2014 $1,789,170 0 134 566 $4,724,056 4/5/2015
Nicaragua 11/27/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Norway 11/19/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Pakistan 11/21/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Panama 11/28/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Paraguay 11/21/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Peru 11/20/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Philippines 11/20/2014 $3,100,000 0 0 0 $3,100,000 11/23/2014
Poland 11/21/2014 $1,500,000 0 0 0 $1,500,000 11/23/2014
Portugal 11/27/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Romania 11/21/2014 $334,858 85 85 257 $841,927 2/10/2015
Russia (CIS) 11/20/2014 $10,029,978 1912 2608 6946 $17,253,020 1/8/2015
Serbia and Montenegro 11/20/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Singapore 11/20/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Slovakia 11/20/2014 $312,759 54 54 158 $567,148 4/5/2015
Slovenia 11/20/2014 $0 0 9 36 $161,052 1/16/2015
South Africa 11/21/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
South Korea 11/20/2014 $2,698,430 590 625 1209 $5,822,147 4/5/2015
Spain 11/21/2014 $5,200,000 0 0 0 $13,700,000 4/5/2015
Sweden 11/19/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Switzerland (French Speaking) 11/19/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Switzerland (German Speaking) 11/20/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Switzerland (Italian Speaking) 11/20/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Taiwan 11/21/2014 $1,700,000 0 0 0 $1,700,000 4/5/2015
Thailand 11/20/2014 $1,700,000 0 0 0 $3,169,765 4/5/2015
Turkey 11/21/2014 $1,319,396 332 332 1160 $3,861,658 2/10/2015
Ukraine 11/20/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
United Arab Emirates 11/20/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
United Kingdom 11/20/2014 $19,987,489 0 569 2664 $46,923,633 4/5/2015
Uruguay 11/20/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Venezuela 11/21/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Vietnam 11/28/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
 
Rest of World $78,760,249
 
International Total$372,500,000 4/5/2015

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/8/20151718,343 718,343$9,920,317$9,920,3173
3/15/20151472,319-34% 1,190,662$6,362,137$16,282,4544
3/22/20155125,754-73% 1,316,416$1,735,405$18,017,8595
3/29/2015768,913-45% 1,385,329$1,022,669$19,040,5286
4/5/201511109,575+59% 1,494,904$1,460,635$20,501,1637
4/12/20151736,164-67% 1,531,068$633,232$21,134,3948
4/19/20151823,940-34% 1,555,008$419,189$21,553,5849
4/26/20151521,976-8% 1,576,984$384,800$21,938,38310
5/3/20151318,226-17% 1,595,210$315,857$22,254,24011
5/10/20151717,003-7% 1,612,213$258,106$22,512,34612

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/8/201511,189,393 1,189,393$23,775,966$23,775,9663
3/15/20151499,376-58% 1,688,769$9,982,526$33,758,4924
3/22/2015594,649-81% 1,783,418$1,892,043$35,650,5355
3/29/2015751,647-45% 1,835,065$1,019,504$36,670,0396
4/5/20151051,153-1% 1,886,218$920,243$37,590,2827
4/12/20151118,207-64% 1,904,425$327,536$37,917,8188
4/19/20151711,928-34% 1,916,353$220,555$38,138,3739
4/26/2015159,137-23% 1,925,490$182,564$38,320,93710
5/3/2015178,618-6% 1,934,108$172,191$38,493,12811
5/10/2015189,078+5% 1,943,187$181,477$38,674,60612

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