There were three movies that were set to come out this weekend, but it was really one movie that was on everybody’s minds. The final Hunger Games movie, Mockingjay part 2, had a lot of expectations this weekend, but was unable to reach that high standard that was set by the previous three movies. But that doesn’t mean that it won’t by the end of its run.
Mockingjay part 2 premiered over the $100 million mark, which is only the 5th movie to do that this year, with an estimated $101 million. The $101 million opening is the lowest of the series, even though it had the highest expectations. It also holds the lowest approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes for the series at 71% and it makes you start to wonder if the movie is not going to live up to the expectations.
The other two new movies to come out this week are the new Christmas movie with Seth Rogen called The Night Before called $10.1 million and The Secret in their Eyes with an estimated $6.6 million. These two movies did what they could to give Mockingjay part 2 a run for it’s money, but were unable to do so.
Spectre falls from the top spot, but brings in an estimated $14.6 million. With everyone flooding to the movies to see Mockingjay, there is a dramatic drop for the third week. While James Bond is a household name, the movie is having a hard time making money. It’s not likely that it will reach its $245 million budget. The Peanuts Movie brought in an estimated $12.8 million over the weekend and should cross over the $100 million mark this week. For the rest of the box office, you can go here.
Mockingjay part 2 has some competition this week as Disney’s latest movie The Good Dinosaur is set to come out on Thanksgiving. Even if Mockingjay does win this week, it will be short lived as the new Star Wars movie is set to come out at the beginning of December.
What movie did you see this weekend?