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Thursday Previews: Appetizer for Hunger Games

November 20th, 2015

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 got off to a $16 million start last night. That is the best "midnight" preview we've seen since Jurassic World earned $18.5 million this summer. However, it is a little lower than The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1's figure of $17 million. Does this mean Part 2 is going to open on the low end of expectations? It's too soon to tell. Previews are not very predictive of box office success, especially when the numbers are this close. Obviously bigger would be better, but there's no reason to panic just yet.

On the other hand, The Night Before and Secret in Their Eyes won't be box office smash hits, as the two films earned $550,000 and $170,000 respectively. Then again, they don't need to be smash hits to break even, as the pair cost $25 million and $20 million respectively.

- Mockingjay Part 2 comps
- The Hunger Games franchise details

Filed under: Midnight Box Office, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, The Night Before, Secret in Their Eyes, Hunger Games