No Games, Still Hungry

mockingjya-part-1-gale-katnissThe odds being ever in its favor, The Hunger  Games: Mockingjay Part One opened big this weekend, grossing $123 million to easily outpace everything else at the megaplex.

No, it isn’t even close to the series high of $158 million set by last year’s Catching Fire, but it’s still the biggest opening of the year — and it can’t possibly hurt the prospects for that other, less box-officey Jennifer Lawrence picture opening next week.

Big Hero 6 came in a distant second with $20.1 million, and Interstellar placed third with $15.1 million.

Last week’s top draw, Dumb & Dumber To, dropped to fourth with a pretty feeble $13.8 million, while Gone Girl earned $2.8 million to hold onto fifth place.

Is there a lesson to be learned here? Only if “Stay out of Katniss Everdeen’s way” wasn’t something you already knew.

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