Here’s another feather in Jennifer Lawrence’s cap: her latest film, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 opened nationwide at $123 million, landing the biggest domestic box-office weekend of the year. The third-parter also earned another $152.5 million internationally, for a total gross of $275 million.
The film press has dinged Mockingjay – Part 1 for falling a little short of the $130-150 million estimates that analysts had projected, but, hell, it’s still the fifteenth largest opening in movie history. And, encouragingly, the foreign box-office figures were 4-19% higher (depending on the country) than those for Catching Fire, which means that the franchise’s teenage heroine is resonating all around the world.
The US’s opening-weekend audience was 60% female and 52% were under the age of 25.