New `Hunger Games` underperfomed at B.O due to `Star Wars`, Paris attack

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London, Feb. 8 (ANI): The makers of ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ has revealed the reason as to why the fourth and the final part of the film series could not perform at the Box Office.

The makers believe the release of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ and the Paris terror attacks overshadowed their movies, the Independent reports.

According to a source, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer opined that the seventh episode of the ‘Star Wars’ saga had collected between 50 million dollars and 100 million dollar of their Box Office revenue, adding that film was “sandwiched together between ‘The Martian’ and ‘Spectre’ and they couldn’t get the screens.

In a report that detailed how stock of the company falls to 27 per cent, Feltheimer said, “I think the combination of circumstances was unique between the terrorist attack in Europe and Star Wars.”

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He added that they were disappointed with Mockingjay’s performance in the country, especially because they held its first premiere in China.

While Francis Lawrence’s directional failed to surpass fellow Lionsgate film `The Last Witch Hunter` in the country, JJ Abrams’ film crossed the 2 billion dollar mark, becoming the third film to do well after ‘Avatar’ and ‘Titanic’.(ANI)

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