The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Makes A Huge Impact On The Box Office

Posted: Oct 31 2014, 8:19am CDT | by , Updated: Oct 31 2014, 9:12am CDT, in News | Latest Movie News


The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Makes a Huge Impact on the Box Office
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The final trailer of Jennifer Lawrence’s Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 is released. And the film's ticket pre-sales break all previous records of 2014. And this movie is expected to earn more than $150 million in US debut.

Lionsgate has finally revealed another trailer of Jennifer Lawrence’s most awaited movie ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 1.’ According to media there will be no Hunger Games sequence this time but in its place there looks to be a major conflict, as Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) is leading a rebellion against the villain President Snow and as we all know when villains such as these don’t lose easily; Snow becomes more dangerous than ever before.

The trailer is quite exciting and catches the viewer’s eyes as Jennifer Lawrence delivers a powerful line “If we burn, you burn with us!” a reply to President Snow’s threat who tells her to prepare to pay the ultimate price. The trailer is going to get the viewers all fired up for sure.

The movie is directed by Francis Lawrence who has also directed the previous Hunger Game and Will Smith’s ‘I am Legend’. The movie also stars Donald Sutherland, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Sam Claflin, Julianne Moore, Stanley Tucci, Elizabeth Banks and Woody Harrelson in the prominent roles. The movie will be concluded by the entry of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 2. 

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 1 is also expected to open with first place on the domestic box office. Its ticket pre-sales have set a record this past Wednesday, selling more than any movie in 2014 so far.

According to online brokers such as Fandango, and AMC Theaters this version of the Hunger Games has exceeded first day pre-sales if compared to all other movies in 2014.

The advance sale for Mockingjay doubled those for Catching Fire, the previous part of The Hunger Games. These sites also reported that the first day advance sales exceeds that of Guardians of the Galaxy, which currently holds the title of highest grossing film of 2014. 

AMC revealed that audiences preferred to buy a Hunger Game marathon in which the first two films will also be screened at 250 of the chain’s locations. The marathon stars at 2 P.M on Thursday November 20. Fandango on the other hand reported that Mockingjay’s pre-sales accounted for 70 percent of the ticket service’s daily ticket sales on Wednesday.

This means that it tied with the percentage Fandango reported for Catching Fire pre-sales. It is expected that Mockingjay will match the $158.2 million North American debut of Catching Fire a year ago. Up till now the biggest opening for 2014 is held by ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ which stands at $100 million. 

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 opens in British cinemas on 20th November 2014 and for the United States it opens on 21st November 2014. The Hunger Games saga which is based on Suzanne Collin’s trilogy will end with the fourth and final Hunger Games film which is expected to arrive on November 2015, one year from today. Let’s see whether this $250 million budget Hunger Games can grasp the title of the biggest opening of 2014.

Sources: Aceshowbiz, Hollywoodre Porter

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