‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2’ mints $247 mn globally

Los Angeles, Nov 23 (IANS) Popular dystopian science fiction adventure franchise “The Hunger Games” continues to receive wide acclaim with the fourth and final film in the series, “Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2”, raking in $247 million worldwide in its first weekend.

“Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” released in 87 international markets and 32,500 screens, making it the widest day-and-date release of the year. Roughly $146 million of its total came from foreign territories, reports variety.com.

The film opened in first place in 81 of the markets where it played, scoring $17.1 million from Britain, $16.4 million in China, $14.4 million in Germany and $8.7 million in Mexico. Despite the terrorist attacks in Paris earlier this month, “Mockingjay – Part 2” collected $7.1 million in France.

It’s a massive opening, but it is still dwarfed by the $274.9 million global debut of “Mockingjay – Part 1”. It also fell short of projections that had the film opening to $300 million worldwide.

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