Magazine article Screen International

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2' Holds US Box Office Crown with $11.4M

Magazine article Screen International

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2' Holds US Box Office Crown with $11.4M

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The confirmed $11.4m hold resulting in a $244.6m running total after four weekends might be overturned on Monday when actual figures may tell a different story.

Warner Bros' seafaring adventure from Ron Howard starring Chris Hemsworth arrived at number two on a confirmed $11.1m, a highly disappointing result for a film that is understood to have cost around $100m.

The debut marks another flop in a bad year for Warner Bros that has seen Pan, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and Jupiter Ascending all fail at the box office.

Paramount opened The Big Short starring Christian Bale, Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling at number 15 on $705,527 from eight for a stellar $90,000 average.

Both The Good Dinosaur and Creed in third and fourth places continue to march towards $100m, while awards season contenders Spotlight and Brooklyn did well.

The former expanded by 109 to 1,089 theatres via Open Road and added $2.5m for $20.3m after six sessions and fell once place to number eight.

Fox Searchlight expanded Brooklyn by 41 to 947 and saw the film rise one place to number nine on $1. …

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