Box office results for Mockingjay Part 2 are starting to trickle in from all parts of the world including the US preview shows from last night. Here’s the breakdown:
In the US: Mockingjay Part 2brought in 16 million from Thursday night preview shows. This is about 1 million less than Part 1 scored on the same evening and much less than Catching Fire‘s 25M in 2013. Definitely a solid start.
China: Mockingjay Part 2 had a rare same day opening and scored the #1 spot at the Chinese box office taking in approximately 5M, which is about 49% less than Part 1. This is kind of an odd comparison though as Part 2 is opening on a Friday, while Part 1 opened on a Sunday.
Germany: MJ2 took in 1.5M on opening day, which was a 42% increase from Part 1.
Brazil, Netherlands and Belgium also scored increases over Part 1’s opening numbers. Though in France, which is still recovering from last week’s terror attacks Part 2 saw a decline from MJ1’s opening tally.
This is the biggest global opening for Lionsgate as Mockingjay Part 2 is going to be playing on 33,000 screens in 87 territories around the world. (Part 1 opened on 18,000 screens in 85 territories) And in the locations it has been released in it has already earned $43M worldwide, making it the number 1 debut in 66 out of the 68 territories it was launched in.
Early estimates had the finale of the series scoring anywhere from $120M – $125M domestic opening weekend (Part 1 debuted with a $121.8 million opening), while adding in an additonal $165M-$185M from foreign markets for a global opening of $285M-$305M.
We’ll keep our eye on the box office and report back when we have more on the opening day numbers and Saturday/Sunday estimates.
Are you heading out to see Mockingjay Part 2 this weekend? Let us know in the comments!
Josh Hutcherson recently appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers where he talked about what it is like to live in a hotel with Woody Harrelson, The Rusted and growing up on screen. Check out the interview below.
With the release of Mockingjay Part 2, the entire fandom has been struggling to with the realization that this journey is coming to its end. Of course we aren’t the only ones who need each other to get through this. Liam Hemsworth posted the photo below to his Instagram account at the conclusion of the press tour for the film and franchise. Though we know that the core group will be friends forever, we also have a sense of loss that they will no longer be touring together to promote this series. Excuse us while we go curl up in a ball….
Sad this #MockingjayPart2 journey has come to an end. So thankful to have made such great friends and lucky to have met so many awesome fans. Love you guys and hope you enjoy the movie.
Jennifer Lawrence sat down with Conan O’Brien this week and as expected kept us laughing the whole time. The pair talked about saying goodbye to the Franchise, her tattoo, Liam and his family, her Chinese nickname and much more. Check out her appearance in the first five videos in the playlist below.
The Mockingjay Part 2 score is now available for pre-order on iTunes! This digital version of the album is set with an expected release date of Monday November 23rd. This is almost 2 weeks earlier than the CD release date of December 4th that was listed on Amazon. (We’ll watch and see if that changes).
Update: The MP3 version of the score is now available for pre-order on Amazon.
iTunes also gives us our first look at the track listing. You can take a look at that below, put please be warned if you haven’t seen the film yet there may be spoilers in the song titles. So proceed at your own risk! Continue Reading »
Last night Liam Hemsworth sat down on Late Night with Seth Meyers to help promote Mockingjay Part 2. The topic inevitable goes to Jen’s clutzy nature and how he accidentally attributed to that. He also talks about his dogs, working with Muppets and more.